Clinical Trials Operations (CTO)

Training for Clinical Research Coordinators

Instructor-led and eLearning courses are available for UCSF Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs) and study team members. The eLearning modules are available at any time, and instructor-led courses are offered monthly, with the exception of August and December. All courses are free of charge.

Registration is open and available on the UC Learning Center at; see below for detailed instructions.

Other changes to note:

  1. Courses now offered monthly! Except for August and December, all instructor-led training courses will be offered during the last full week of each month to better accommodate your busy schedules. 
  2. New Clinical Research Systems course added – CRC 107 has been added to the curriculum to provide greater focus on the three core systems that CRCs use during a study lifecycle: iRIS, APeX, and OnCore. The course will be led by experts in each of these systems who will provide foundational information about what each system is intended to do, how to provision an account, how to perform core tasks, and how to find additional resources. 
  3. New Name! “CRC Bootcamp” has been expanded to include all of our 100-series courses and will be known as “CRC Foundations” to reflect the importance of these trainings as core knowledge for UCSF CRCs. 
  4. Which courses to take?  If you haven’t done so already, we strongly encourage all CRCs to take all of the 100-series courses that comprise the CRC Foundations curriculum. 

CRC 104: Effective Communications for CRCs                   

Additional resources for CRCs

  1. CRC Listerv - all CRCs and study team members are strongly encouraged to sign up for the CRC listserv to ensure they receive pertinent communications. To enroll, send a one-line email with no subject to [email protected]. The one line of the message is: subscribe CLINRESCOORD firstname lastname (firstname lastname are your first and last names.) Delete all other content from the body of the message. The listserv server will pull your email address from the FROM field of your email. You then should receive a confirmation request email to confirm your intention to subscribe to the listserv. Upon confirming your subscription, you will receive a welcome/acceptance message stating that your subscription request has been accepted.
  2. CRC Suggested Training Checklist
  3. Online Refresher Courses (click on the LMS "Find A Course" box and search for course name
    1. Informed Consent
    2. IRB and Safety Reporting
  4. List of Acronyms
  5. APeX Job Aid
  6. Study Start-Up Diagram (Industry)
  7. Study Start-Up Checklist
  8. Note to File