Clinical Research Coordinators

This educational resource is designed for both new and experienced Clinical Research Coordinators, and other clinical research staff at UCLA who are seeking training resources, including written material, classes and computer based learning modules.  

Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs) are responsible for the organization, coordination, and overall integrity of a research project with humans. Principal and co-investigators provide the overall direction in a clinical study, but CRCs have significant roles in clinical study activities, including Clinical Trial Study Start-Up.

Human Research Protection Training

Human Research Protection Training Note: These modules can take several days to complete.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Basics

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Information; The CITI Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Basic Course is an overview of GCP. Some units on campus require this course, but it is optional for the OHRPP. Be sure to check with your departmental GCP training requirements.

WebIRB

WebIRB is the IRBs online submission and review system for research studies. The system also functions as a document repository, providing study personnel with easy access to study documents like approved consent forms. This module takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Clinical Research Coordinator's Group

Clinical Research Coordinators Group; If you are interested in participating in a Professional Development and Best Practices Group for Clinical Research Coordinators, please contact ResearchGo.

CareConnect

CareConnect training for Clinical Coordinators These modules take about 7 hours according to the APEX training staff.

OnCore Training​

Data Management Tools

Data Management Tools available online include RedCap, and the Cohort Selection Tool. REDCap is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases. 

Last updated: 16 Mar 2017

New Research Coordinator Training Checklist

Principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
Overview of the regulations that guide human subject research and what are those responsibilities.

Study Start Up
Best practice considerations when opening a new study to avoid management problems

Recruitment
Review of FDA and IRB guidance on recruiting subjects for research.

Informed Consent

Documentation
Discuss paper and electronic copies and the importance of investigator and coordinator documentation effecting audit outcomes

Safety of the Subject – Definitions
Defining the terminology needed for Adverse event documentation

Reporting Adverse Events
Overview of timeliness for reporting and which agencies are involved.

Sponsor Responsiblities
Describes how sponsor monitoring is regulated for quality control and quality assurance of both investigative sites whether industry or sponsor- investigator studies

Preparing for an Inspection
Steps to prepare for and participate in external audits and what comprises audit readiness

Last updated: 8 Dec 2016

Tools and Guidance

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Basics

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Information The CITI Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Basic Course is an overview of GCP. Some units on campus require this course, but it is optional for the HRPP. Be sure to check with your departmental GCP training requirements.

webIRB

webIRB IRB’s online submission and review system for research studies. The system also functions as a document repository, providing study personnel with easy access to study documents like approved consent forms.

CareConnect

CareConnect training for Clinical Coordinators These modules take about 5 hours according to the training staff.

Data Management Tools

Data Management Tools available online including RedCap.

We recommend that Coordinators who are new to UCLA visit Resources for New Coordinators for general institutional information. 

Last updated: 1 Mar 2017
Last updated: 28 Apr 2016