Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Training Classes

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 2:00pm to Friday, March 2, 2018 - 2:00pm
Mission Bay MH-1406

These classes are sponsored by the Office of Clinical Research (OCR). If you have questions or suggestions, please email Lisa Schoonerman at

We are pleased to announce our upcoming training classes for new Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs). Classes are interactive, and focus on basic knowledge that is beneficial for new staff as they start their clinical research career at UCSF. The target audience is new UCSF employees but anyone who would like a refresher is welcome to participate. Class descriptions, locations and times are listed below. Registration is performed on-site; refreshments will be provided.


This workshop is the beginning class in the series. It reviews the basic components of the CRC role at UCSF. The first section focuses on the CRC responsibilities, common tasks, and how CRCs will work with UCSF partners in their day-to-day roles. The session also introduces resources such as the HUB and IRB website. The second section explores job basics including Best Practices for Documentation, Data Security, IRB, Coverage Analysis and the concept of Study Start Up. Audience: New CRCs under 6 months. Prerequisites: Review HUB including Suggested Training List, HIPAA 101 and Human Subjects via CITI.

Date: Thursday, March 1st 2018 at Mission Bay MH-1406, 2:00pm-4:00pm.

Informed Consent (CRC 101)

Informed Consent is a critical part of the CRC role. In this interactive class we will demonstrate and practice performing an informed consent. Additional topics include the Informed Consent Process and Documentation. Audience: New and current CRCs. Prerequisites: HIPAA 101, Human Subjects and GCP via CITI, and Research Integrity Video.

Date: Friday, March 2nd 2018 at Mission Bay MH-1406, 9:00am-11:30am, lunch will be provided. Please come ready to participate! You can bring your own study consents for practice (or we will provide one if you don’t have one).

IRB and Safety Reporting (CRC 102)

This class will review AE recording best practices, including a demonstration of a participant interview with break-out time for all to practice. The class will also discuss IRB reporting requirements including the following: AE/SAE Reporting, Post Approval Reporting and Subject Injury. Audience: New and current CRCs. Prerequisites: Human Subjects and GCP via CITI.
Date: Friday, March 2nd 2018 at Mission Bay MH-1406, 11:30am-2:00pm, lunch will be provided.