Clinical Research Coordinator Basic Training
Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Basic Training is a five-session, scheduled online training program for coordinators that provides practical information to get them "up and running" in the clinic, with many tools and templates to assist with study implementation.
The training covers a variety of topics, including informed consent, regulatory, procedures, documents, binders, study initiation and close-out visits, drug compliance/storage/documentation, IRB submissions and HIPAA, adverse events, and FDA audits and monitoring.
About the Program
CRC Basic Training is designed for coordinators who have less than one year of experience or who have never received formal training. It is useful to anyone who requires a fast, thorough introduction to clinical research trial conduct, Good Clinical Practice and the federal regulations governing research.
This course is open to Northwestern University affiliates and external registrants. There are no requirements needed prior to registering for this course.
CRC Basic Training was approved by the Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute as a continuing nursing education activity. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CPN 15198, for 11 continuing education contact hours. Course participants must attend all five class sessions in full to receive contact hours and certificate of completion.
The pilot program that runs in Canvas is currently under review and is not approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing or TransCelerate Biopharma.
The completion of this course will not provide students with certification as a CRC. One to two years of full-time work experience in the field is required before an individual is eligible to sit for the CRA or CRC certification exams offered through professional organizations like ACRP and SOCRA.
Dates & Deadlines (Zoom)
This is a first-come, first-served course offered regularly throughout the year. Course spots/seats cannot be reserved ahead of registration and payment. See cost and registration details.
|Quarter||Dates & Times (Central)||Registration Deadline|
Friday, September 29, 2023, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT
Friday, October 6, 2023, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CT
Friday, October 13, 2023, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CT
Friday, October 20, 2023, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CT
Friday, October 27, 2023, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CT
|Registration will open on August 7.|
This course includes approximately 20 hours of pre-session reading and assignments that must be completed prior to your first day of class. The pre-session assignments (pre-work packet) can be downloaded from NUCATS Online after you have registered for the course.
Dates & Deadlines (Canvas Asynchronous)
This is a pilot program that runs in Canvas that will be slowly rolled out over the next year within CECD. As such, we are reviewing the continuing education contact hours and will announce how many CEUs you will receive, if any, soon. This course is not yet certified by TransCelerate Biopharma.
Participants who complete the asynchronous course will receive a certificate of completion from the NUCATS's Institute Center for Education and Career Development.
This is a Canvas course and will not require learners to meet in person or synchronously online and is completed by the learner on their own schedule.
See the times and dates of our upcoming sessions. Please be aware, we keep the session open for 8 weeks at a time for the learner to complete at their own pace:
|Session||Session Start Date||Session End Date||Registration Time For Northwestern University Staff and Affiliates||Registration Time For Non- Northwestern University Staff and Affiliates||Registration Link|
|Summer II||July 10, 2023||August 27, 2023||May 8 through June 28, 2023||May 8 through June 16, 2023||
To enroll for Summer II, please email Katie Velez for more information.
|Fall III||October 30, 2023||December 18, 2023||September 11 through October 18, 2023||September 11 through October 9, 2023||Link to be published on September 11|
To sign up for this pilot program, please register through the DigitalChalk link above and a Canvas link will be sent you a week before the class starts with all the information needed to access the course.
Summer I, Summer II, and Fall III sessions of the CRC asynchronous course are being offered free of charge. Registration is capped at 25 individuals per session. All future sessions of the course will have a cost associated. All future sessions of the course will have an associated cost.
If you have any questions, contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost & Registration
Zoom Synchronous Cost and Registration
The cost for the Zoom CRC session is $199 per registration. If you are a Northwestern University employee, a Chicagoland CTSA employee or a Northwestern University affiliate employee, a discounted rate is available.
When registering with a Northwestern University chart string, have your manager or department business administrator create an internal sales journal for payment. Follow the chart string instructions and send the approval email to Katie Velez.
Fall II will open on August 7.
Canvas Asynchronous Cost and Registration
Summer I, Summer II, and Fall III sessions of the CRC asynchronous course are being offered free of charge. Registration is capped at 25 individuals per session. All future sessions of the course will have an associated cost.
Cancellations & Transfers
Cancellation & transfer requests must be submitted in writing to Katie Velez. All cancellations and transfers will incur a fee.
Read our full cancellation and transfer policy to learn more.
Northwestern University reserves the right to cancel any course prior to the course start date and will notify participants accordingly. In such cases, all fees are refunded.