Clinical Research Support Program (CRSP) Educational offerings provide academic training in the principles essential for success in the clinical research environment. In-person, classroom-based, and online courses relevant to investigators, study coordinators, financial staff, regulatory coordinators, and other research staff are available, with emphases on Good Clinical Practices (GCP), compliance, and other key topics.

For specific information on upcoming CRSP events such as topics, presenters, Zoom details, and more, please visit our Upcoming Events page or review this CRSP Education 2020-2021 Dates flyer for a snapshot of all upcoming sessions. You can also revisit past CRSP training opportunities by visiting the our CCTS Video Channel.

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  • CCTS Lunch & Learn

    What: A presentation of updates from various UAB research entities, including the CCTS, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Institutional Review Board (IRB), OnCore, and more.

    Why: To provide critical guidance on new or changing requirements and support the conduct of clinical research at UAB (and beyond).

    When: Quarterly

    Who: All clinical research teams, regardless of study type or foci, are encouraged to send at least one person to attend and take back updates to their team and home office.

    Upcoming Dates: September 8, 2020 | December 8, 2020 | April 13, 2021

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  • Research Orientation Program

    What: A one-session, high-level overview of how to implement a sponsored or investigator-initiated study, including key clinical, regulatory and financial requirements. 

    Why: To provide basic tools, familiarize attendees with research study terms, and help those new to research avoid common pitfalls. 

    When: Offered every 2-3 months. Session lasts from 8:00am to 12:00pm.

    Who: For young investigators and research staff who are new to research, as well as any who could use a refresher course in key aspects of a clinical trial. The CCTS strongly encourages new faculty, coordinators, budget and regulatory staff to attend. *Attendees may earn 4 AMAPRA Category 1 CME credits. 

    Upcoming Dates: August 27, 2020 | October 22, 2020 | January 28, 2021

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  • Research Training Program

    What: In-depth training on essential areas of research with key leaders in research at UAB over six sessions. This program provides academic training in the principles required to excel in today’s dynamic clinical research environment.

    Why: To educate on implementing and managing a clinical study or trial with an emphasis on Good Clinical Practices (GCP), compliance, and other key topics

    When: This is a six-week program, offered in the spring and fall, meeting once per week from 8:00am-12:00pm.

    Who: Appropriate for study coordinators, billing staff, regulatory coordinators, and other research staff. *Attendees will earn a total of 22.5 AMAPRE CME credits.

    Cost: $150 enrollment fee.

    Upcoming Dates: Next session begins September 1, 2020 and lasts through October 6, 2020.


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  • Clinical Investigator Training Program (CITP)

    What: CITP is a hands-on didactic and pragmatic training and education program to prepare new investigators in the conduct and implementation of human subject research.

    Why: To promote awareness of the role and responsibility of principle investigators in the conduct of clinical research and good clinical practice (GCP) competencies for investigators conducting clinical research. To enhance investigator awareness of the administrative infrastructure supporting clinical research at UAB, and promote its effective utilization to enable efficient time-to-trial-activation. 

    When: Four sessions (four hours each) over an eight-week period of instruction and hands-on training.

    Who: The program is designed for those with MDs, DOs, DMDs and PhDs, with a heavy emphasis on the responsibilities of investigators when overseeing clinical trials with humans.

    For information on this application process, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • CITP on the Go Podcast

    CITP on the Go is a convenient way to participate in the CCTS Clinical Investigator Training Program, an abbreviated training curriculum for clinical investigators and trialists. The program promotes excellence in clinical practice and educates on the research capacities and expertise available to support clinical trials. 

    After you listen, please complete our brief evaluation to help us improve future podcast offerings.

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  • Research Seminar Series

    What: Brief presentations on topics such as IRB Updates, Clinical Trial Recruitment, Clinical Trial Billing, Best Budget Practices, Informed Consenting, HIPAA Regulations, and more!

    Why: The goal of this program is to fill any gaps in information related to the implementation of clinical trials that have been identified by investigators and their research teams.

    When: Offered the first and third Thursday of each month. Usually from 12:00-1:00pm.

    Who: Seminar topics will be of interest and relevance to clinical research personnel including investigators, regulatory personnel, study coordinators and financial administrators. *CME credits provided for each session.

    Upcoming Dates: September 3, 2020 |  September 17, 2020 | October 1, 2020 | October 15, 2020

  • OnCore

    The CCTS Clinical Research Support Program (CRSP) team provides OnCore training for all OnCore users across the Medical Enterprise. This includes in-person classroom-based training and training materials that are available for download.

    For information about the next OnCore training opportunity, please email Angela Henson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).