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Advanced clinical research coordinator course

The CRC advanced course provides clinical research professionals with advanced training tailored to the CRC’s critical role in the conduct of clinical trials. This course is designed for clinical research professionals, including CRCs, who have successfully completed the CRC foundations course.

The course is divided into six modules:

  • Project management for clinical trials
  • Preventing and identifying misconduct and noncompliance
  • Training and mentoring
  • Subject recruitment and retention
  • Statistics and data management of clinical trials
  • Specialty areas and regulatory requirements

Each module includes detailed content, images, supplemental materials (such as case studies) and a quiz. Modules vary in length, with each designed to take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete at the pace the learner prefers.

Access the course

If you already have a CITI login:

  1. Log in with your CITI username (VCU eID) at citiprogram.org, then scroll down to “Add a Course.”
  2. Select the CRC - advanced course option to enroll.

If you do not have a CITI login:

  1. Please review information for New Subscribers.
  2. Create new CITI long using your VCU eID as your username when you set up a new account.

Additional information

Course title:Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) – basic course
Course platform:CITI
Renewal required:Not at this time
Target audience:The CRC course is intended for CRCs, investigators and other clinical research professionals. It is also useful to those pursuing a career in clinical research. The basic CRC course is intended as foundational, role-based training for learners needing basic CRC training or organizations needing onboarding training for new CRCs.
Required CRC module topics:
  • CRC overview
  • Planning research
  • Funding, financial management and budgeting
  • Working with the Institutional Review Board
  • Protocol review and approvals
  • PI responsibilities
  • CRC responsibilities
  • Sponsor responsibilities
  • Informed consent
  • Site management, quality assurance and public information
  • CRC resources
  • VCU institution-specific module

Contact us

Lisa Richman Ballance, M.A., CPW, CCP
Executive director for clinical research and compliance
(804) 241-6223
lballanc@vcu.edu 

F. Gerard Moeller, M.D.
Associate vice president for clinical research
(804) 827-1531
fgmoeller@vcu.edu 

Emily Komornik
Clinical research communications specialist
(804) 827-2262
komornikea@vcu.edu 

Lauren Kanigher
FDA program manager
kanigherl@vcu.edu 

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