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Clinical research coordinator training (via CITI)

VCU offers a clinical research coordinator (CRC) training course via CITI. While not currently required by the institution, this course is highly recommended for anyone serving in the role of a clinical research coordinator or coordinator/investigator. This course may be required by VCU schools or centers or be incorporated into onboarding processes.

Access training 

CITI account holders:

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

New to CITI (no prior CITI login): Use your VCU eID as your username when you set up a new account. Please review information for New Subscribers.

Additional information:

About the clinical research coordinator (CRC) course via CITI

The CRC course provides a foundational training specifically focused on operational and regulatory elements necessary for the ethical conduct of clinical research, while at the same time is tailored to the needs of clinical research professionals. The course offers learners a foundation that expands beyond but is directly connected to both the Humans Subjects Research course and the Good Clinical Practice course. To pass this course, you must complete all 14 required modules (listed below) and achieve an average score of at least 80% on all quizzes associated with this course’s module requirements.

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 on-boarding training for new CRCs.
Required CRC module topics:
  • Clinical research coordinator overview
  • Planning research
  • Funding, financial management and budgeting
  • Working with the institutional review board
  • Protocol review and approvals
  • Principal investigator responsibilities
  • Clinical research coordinator 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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