The Certificate in Clinical Research Management is designed primarily for individuals with clinical research responsibilities who want the formal course work to complement their skills and experience in the field. Students are able to complete this certificate online, however, course availability may vary depending on the semester.

This certificate program targets key processes for managing research protocols that develop and use drugs, devices and treatments for patient care. The program focuses on the scientific methods of clinical research, good clinical practice, research ethics and the regulatory guidelines that protect human subjects, all of which are integral components of clinical trial management in academic research or pharmaceutical industry settings.

Business-related programs at CAPS are not accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) at Washington University. Most courses are three units.

This program is offered either mostly or fully online.  Students entering the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 Visa must enroll in a program full time.  F-1 students are only permitted to enroll in one online course per semester and J-1 students may only enroll in non-credit online courses that do not count toward their degree program.  The School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) cannot guarantee face-to-face enrollment options each semester of full time enrollment, therefore cannot issue an I-20 or DS 2019 to F-1 and J-1 students for this program.  If you are an F-1 or J-1 student and wish to enroll in a CAPS program while here on a Visa, please contact our recruitment team to discuss your options for face-to-face program enrollment.  F-1 and J-1 students should not enroll in online courses or programs without first consulting the university’s Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS).

  • U80 250 – Fundamentals of Clinical Research Management I
  • U80 251 – Fundamentals of Clinical Research Management II
  • U80 318 – Introduction to Data & Information Management in Health Sciences
  • U80 325 – Research Ethics and Regulatory Affairs
  • U80 330 – The Business of Clinical Research
  • U80 350 – Practicum/Capstone
  • U80 353 – Pharmacology for Clinical Research

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