RRT 100: Intro to Clinical Research for Principal Investigators

5 modules


Course Length
20 mins

Advarra University



Medical interventions that are used to treat human illness undergo rigorous development processes in clinical trials before they have been approved for use. A wide variety of items are considered to be healthcare research, such as medical devices, diagnostic tools, behavioral activity, exercises, and nutrition plans. Principal Investigators play a key role in the success of conducting clinical research.

This course covers the general phases of clinical trials (focusing on drugs, biologics, and vaccines), defining the difference between clinical research and clinical care, and the responsibilities of a Principal Investigator for ensuring safety and compliance in a clinical trial.

Attendance at this program has been approved for 0.50 contact hours of research specific continuing education on applications for Maintenance of ACRP’s CCRC®, CCRA®, CPI®, or ACRP-CP® certification designations.

The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA - www.SOCRA.org) accepts documentation of candidate participation in continuing education programs for recertification if the program is applicable to clinical research regulations, operations or management, or to the candidate’s clinical research therapeutic area. This program offers 0.50 hours of CE credit.


By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Define the phases of clinical trials and the purpose of each phase.
  • Articulate the difference between clinical care and clinical research.
  • Understand the responsibilities of PI.
  • Understand who tasks may be delegated to while remaining compliant.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Advarra Completion Certificate (No Expire)

Introduction to Clinical Research
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The Phases of a Clinical Trial
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Clinical Research vs. Clinical Care
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Delegation in a Clinical Trial
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