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NIH Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research 2022-2023 Course now open!

Posted by on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 in Announcements .

The National Institutes of Health has developed the Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) course,  a free online course which teaches registrants on how to conduct clinical research effectively and safely. Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, medical, dental, pharmacy, and nursing students and other health professionals are encouraged to enroll. The 2022-2023 course syllabus can be found here.

IPPCR Course Details

  • The course is free, self-paced and entirely online:
  • Registration is now open and course materials are available through August 1, 2023.
  • A certificate of completion is awarded to participants who achieve an 80% or higher score on the final exam.
  • The course focuses on the spectrum of clinical research and the research process by highlighting biostatistical and epidemiological methods, study design, protocol development, quality assurance, ethical and legal issues, and much more.

For additional information on the course, please visit the website above or contact the course coordinator at Please feel free to share the course information with any internal or external colleagues that you feel may benefit from the course. With your support, we aim to continue to make this course a national and international success.

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