Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)
The Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) course trains registrants on how to effectively and safely conduct clinical research. The course focuses on the spectrum of clinical research and the research process by highlighting biostatistical and epidemiologic methods, study design, protocol preparation, patient monitoring, quality assurance, ethical and legal issues, and much more.
- Provide an overview of basic biostatistical and epidemiologic methods involved in conducting clinical research.
- Describe the principles involved in the ethical, legal, and regulatory issues in clinical human subjects research, including the role of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).
- Describe principles and issues involved in monitoring patient-oriented research.
- Describe the infrastructure required in performing clinical research and the steps involved in developing and funding research studies
The 2020-2021 course year and registration are open as of 9/1/2020! Registration is open now until July 1, 2021.
Individuals internal and external to NIH will be able to register for the course. To register, please follow these steps:
1. Go to Office of Clinical Research (OCR) Learning Management System (LMS) Portal
We recommend using Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Safari browsers to view and access our OCR LMS portal.
2. Click on “Create Your OCR Course Account” and fill out the registration form. You will receive an automated email to verify your email address in order to create your new log-in credentials.
3. Log-in to the OCR LMS Portal
4. Click on the “Enroll in Course” button next to the Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research course listing. The course will be added to your OCR LMS account page and will appear under “My Active Courses” or on the “My Courses” tab of your account.
Non-Registered Lecture Option
Only registered participants are allowed to take the final exam and receive a certificate of completion. However, if you do not wish to enroll in the course, you can still view the individual course lectures. This is a good option for individuals who want to focus on part but not all of the course material. Click on either of the links below to view the lectures through the NIH YouTube Playlist or the NIH VideoCast website**.