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CU Anschutz students participating in a hospital simulation at the Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE).

Clinical Research Training & Education

Office of Regulatory Compliance

New Research Professional Orientation 

This training will convey relevant and basic information related to the conduct of human subjects research at the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, and University of Colorado Health to create new research professionals who are better informed of not only the potential requirements of their new position, the requirements for the conduct of humans subjects research, but also the resources available to them.
In an effort to standardize education of research staff, CU Denver and UCHealth offea combined CU Denver/UCHealth orientation (note: this does not replace CU Denver's New Employee Orientation)​​, but rather unifies the additional training required for human research professionals. The New Research Professional Orientation will be regularly scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month, and registration for the orientation is completed via SkillSoft (Registration Instructions). 

If you will be working in UCHealth facilities, enrolling UCHealth patients, or need access to UCHealth's electronic health record (EPIC), please fill out this form prior to attendance. As a reminder, individuals who will be engaged in the conduct of human research are also required to complete training in the protection of human subjects and health information privacy and security through prior to working on any human research project. Instructions for how to complete the CITI training can be found on the COMIRB website here


Clinical Research Core Curriculum

Also known as the "CTSA" series of courses, this consists of instructor-led courses on all aspects of conducting clinical research, from the basics of human subjects regulations to writing an informed consent, preparing for an FDA audit, and recruiting for your clinical research, and much more. These courses are offered throughout the year and repeat regularly. We recommend taking each of the courses offered, either as a refresher or as part of your initial training. Registration to these courses is not required, but recommended. Don’t worry, though, if you haven’t registered, and it works for your schedule to attend, please come!

Budgeting for Clinical Trials​

The Budget series of courses collectively offers a comprehensive, yet comprehensible overview of budgeting for clinical trials. Topics covered in the in-person or online trainings include budget development, Medicare Coverage Analysis and billing plans, and planning and negotiating budgets for industry-sponsored clinical trials. Participants will increase their knowledge of regulatory requirements and best practices, and learn to practically apply institutional policies, procedures, and budgeting tools. We recommend registering for the instructor-led courses to save a seat, but unregistered attendees are always welcome!

Responsible Conduct of Research

NIH requires that all trainees, fellows, participants, and scholars receiving support through any NIH training, career development award (individual or institutional), research education grant, and dissertation research grant must receive instruction in responsible conduct of research. Responsible conduct of research is defined as the practice of scientific investigation with integrity. It involves the awareness and application of established professional norms and ethical principles in the performance of all activities related to scientific research.


Clinical Research Forum

This forum provides clinical research professionals on campus and our affiliates the opportunity to gather with peers to receive brief training on various topics related to clinical research, to receive updates and relevant information about clinical-research-related happenings on campus, and to discuss areas of strength and opportunities for improvement of the clinical research community.


Education Consultation Service

This service is offered to investigators and study staff at the time of study start-up, but an Education Consultation can be requested by any member of the study team at any point in the study to discuss any topic related to the study. We can provide general feedback on your study processes as a whole, or we can tailor the consultation to specifically zero-in on the topic of your choosing.

 Our office is here to assist you. Please feel free to contact us with questions or comments.​

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