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Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research

October 03, 2012

Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) is a free course offered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.   

NCCAM statistician Laura Lee Johnson, Ph.D., is one of the co-directors for the course along with Frederick Ognibene, M.D., and John Gallin, M.D..

The NIH Clinical Center organizes this course each year to train researchers about how to effectively conduct clinical trials.  The course topics will include:

  • Study design
  • Ethical, legal, and regulatory considerations
  • Preparing and monitoring studies
  • Data management

The sessions will be held between October 16, 2012 – March 26, 2013 on the NIH campus in Bethesda and at approved remote locations.  The deadline for registering is October 9, 2012.  

For more information about IPPCR or to watch lectures from the previous year, please view the IPPCR Web page.


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Great course, when is the next course would be held?

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The course is offered once per year starting in October. The lectures are typically held twice weekly on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m ET. Dates for each session are available in late summer of each year. For more information see

This page also has a link to the video archives from the previous course that can be viewed online without course registration.

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