Announcing PI Research Operations Bootcamp: Monday, May 8th

The Clinical Trials Operations (CTO) Training team is excited to announce a Research Operations Bootcamp for PIs, designed for Principal Investigators to provide information and resources for conducting clinical research at UCSF.  

Sent on behalf of the Clinical Trials Operations (CTO) Training team. Please contact [email protected] with questions.


The modular course format will be hosted twice each year via Zoom as interactive, instructor-led sessions. The first is on Monday, May 8th, from 9.10am – 5pm, and the second session will be held in the fall, date tba.  Additionally, the sessions will be recorded and posted for on-demand access.

PIs are welcome to attend one or more module – attending all sessions is not required, and there is no cost for this training. Please email [email protected] to register and receive Zoom details for Monday, May 8th, 2023.


  • 9:10am – 10am: Module 1 Foundations of Clinical Research Operations at UCSF
  • 10:10am – 11am: Module 2 Hiring and Managing Research Staff
  • 11:10am – 12:05pm: Module 3 Pre-Award Tasks: Study Start-Up, Budgeting, Coverage Analysis, and Activation
  • 1:00pm – 1:50pm: Module 4 Post-Award Tasks: Research Billing, Finance, and Reporting
  • 2:00pm – 3:20pm: Module 5 Recruitment and Informed Consent
  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm Module 6 IRB and Safety Reporting