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Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)

Textbook imageThe Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) is a study curriculum on how to effectively conduct clinical research. Most medical schools lack a formal course in training for clinical research, and investigators have relied on mentors to learn how to conduct clinical trials.

The IPPCR was established at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, the clinical research hospital of the NIH. The program trains researchers in how to design a successful clinical trial by focusing on epidemiologic methods, study design, protocol preparation, patient monitoring, quality assurance, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues. Other areas covered include data management and ethical issues, including protection of human subjects.

Course objectives, the course schedule and syllabus and archived resources can be found on the general information page.

This page last reviewed on 03/12/08

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