Courses


The Office for Clinical Research (OCR) offers several training programs for clinical research staff.  In addition to the IRB required training, OCR's training is for investigators (PI, Co-I, Sub-Is), research nurses, clinical research coordinators, and key personnel conducting or coordinating NIH-definition of a clinical trial (PDF) at Emory. For more information, reference the Training Policy.

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Virtual Training & Credentialing Course for Clinical Research Staff is a 1-day mandatory training for new and existing clinical research coordinators, research nurses, fellows, and residents to Emory and affiliates coordinating NIH-definition of a clinical trial (which includes FDA-regulated studies) at Emory. The course is designed to provide a basic framework of the roles and responsibilities to equip clinical research coordinators, research nurses, fellows, and residents with the tools to be successful in their job roles at Emory.

  • Renewal: Yes, every 3 years. The renewal for this course is CITI Biomedical Refresher that include additional modules. Learners will be notified about renewal or recertification via CITI.
  • CME/CEU offered? Yes. There are 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is issued as continuing credits when requested. All individuals in a position to control the educational content of this activity (faculty, planner, reviewers, etc.) disclosed they had no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Course Frequency: Every month, on the first or second Friday via Zoom.
  • Course Dates: Review the OCR Calendar for upcoming Virtual Training & Credentialing Course for Clinical Research Staff.
  • Course Pre-requisites: All pre-requisites must be completed before attendance, which are:
    1. Complete the employee profile and training instructions page at the following link at REDCap eCREST (Emory Collaborative Research Training)
    2. Complete the 3 Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Courses listed below at https://www.citiprogram.org/Default.asp. Login through your Institution – Emory University and enter your Net ID information.
  • Emory CITI Biomedical (Group 1)/Biomedical Refresher (Group 3)
  • Emory CITI Good Clinical Practice (GCP) & ICH (Group 5)
  • Emory CITI Health Privacy and Information Security

If you’re a non-Emory employee, please affiliate yourself with Emory University to ensure the correct modules/groups are transferred and marked as completed.  Any questions contact CITI by reviewing https://www.citiprogram.org/members/index.cfm?pageID=258#view.

  1. Please upload pre-requisites certificates in REDCap eCREST (Emory Collaborative Research Training) on the Training Instructions page.
  • Course Registration:
  • Login into Emory Learning Management System (ELMS).
  • Enter your Emory University Network ID and password.
  • Click "Find Learning."
  • In the Search by Keyword box, enter "Virtual Training …." The course titled Virtual Training & Credentialing Course for Clinical Research Staff (205037) will appear.
  • Click "Enroll" for the course start date you would like to attend.
  • Click "Submit Enrollment."
  • You will receive a confirmation for the Emory Learning Management System (ELMS) that you are enrolled in the course.
  • A member of the OCR Education and Quality Improvement team will email you information regarding course preparation closer to the course date.

If you have any questions, please contact OCR at OCR@Emory.edu or 404-778-4960.

AHA Basic Life Support (BLS or CPR) is a course offered by the Office for Clinical Research to teach Emory University Clinical Research Staff on the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, including the use of an automated external defibrillator and the relief of choking. The course is video-based with instructor-led discussions and simulations. Students participate in, practice and complete various skills and learning stations.

The course is only provided to Emory University clinical research staff who need Emory Healthcare credentialing. If you are not aware that you require Emory Healthcare credentialing, please contact Zeinab Abdulkadir, EHC Credentialing Verification Specialist, at 404-712-0510 or Email Zeinab. Per your Emory University job title, please review the Clinical Research Role Matrix (XLSX) to understand your roles and responsibilities.

Note: If you do not require Emory Healthcare credentialing, AHA BLS/CPR training is available through Emory's AHA Trainer, Derek Johnston. Please visit Safety HS for more information.

  • Renewal: Yes, every 2 years.
  • CME/CEU offered? No.
  • Course Frequency: Classes are held bi-weekly.
  • Course Dates: Review the Emory Learning Management System, ELMS for upcoming AHA BLS or CPR courses.
  • Course Pre-requisite: Read the BLS student manual. The BLS for Healthcare Providers Manual is a pre-requisite for the course, especially if this is your first time completing a CPR course. The BLS Provider Manual eBook is available for purchase in the following link: Student Materials.
  • Course Registration:
    • Login into Emory Learning Management System (ELMS).
    • Enter your Emory University Network ID and password.
    • Click "Find Learning."
    • In the Search by Keyword box, enter "AHA." The course titled AHA Basic Life Support or CPR for Emory University Clinical Research Staff (205033) will appear.
    • Click "Enroll" for the course start date you would like to attend.
    • Click "Submit Enrollment."
    • You will receive a confirmation for the Emory Learning Management System (ELMS) that you are enrolled in the course.
    • A member of the OCR Education and Outreach team will email you information regarding course preparation closer to the course date.
  • eCards: Electronic cards are issued within 24-48 hours after course completion.

If you have any questions, please contact OCR at OCR@Emory.edu or 404-778-4960.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative(CITI) Biomedical Focus is a course offered by the University of Miami in collaboration with Emory University Institutional Review Board (IRB). The course is web-based and required prior to submitting research protocols for review and approval for all Key Personnel listed on the Emory IRB submission, regardless of their position. For those completing human subjects research, you must complete CITI Biomedical Focus Group (either Stage 1 - Basic or Stage 3 - Refresher).

  • Renewal: Yes, every 3 years.
  • CME/CEU offered? Yes. The number of credits are provided by CITI on the Main menu page.
  • Course Frequency: 24/7 Distance Learning On-line.
  • Course Dates: On-line.
  • Course Pre-requisite: N/A.
  • Course Registration: For course details and registration information, please review the CITI Training page.

If you should have any questions, please contact Emory's IRB at IRB@emory.edu or 404-712-0720.

The Emory Clinical Trials Dashboard is a software application designed to provide in-depth clinical trial data and metrics from eIRB, ERMS, and Powertrials. The data is presented in a series of interactive visual reports (or dashboards) and include the following: Accrual Volume and Trends, Study Attributes, Standard Accrual to Targets, and Accrual to Duration Ratio. They can be customized by fiscal year, department, PI, funding source, study phase, active participants, compassionate use, and IND/IDE. The dashboard is ultimately intended to replace several manual reports distributed independently from multiple offices.

Log into the Clinical Trials Dashboard via Tableau to review current monthly reports.

Note: If you are unable to log onto Tableau to see the Emory Clinical Trials Dashboard, please send an email to OCR@Emory.edu for verification.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) CRC Course is a course offered by the University of Miami in collaboration with the Office for Clinical Research (OCR). In addition to CITI Biomedical Focus course, this on-line course is required for those who will be coordinating FDA-regulated clinical trials, and must be completed prior to submitting research protocols for review and approval for all Key Personnel listed on the Emory IRB submission, regardless of their position.

  • Renewal: Yes, every 3 years by completing the CITI Biomedical Refresher, which will include modules with GCP & ICH components. However, if you are working on an NIH-funded study, this baseline training is renewed every three years in addition to the CITI Biomedical Refresher.
  • CME/CEU offered? Yes. The number of credits are provided by CITI on the Main menu page.
  • Course Frequency: 24/7 Distance Learning On-line.
  • Course Dates: On-line.
  • Course Pre-requisites: Must have more than 5 years of clinical research experience, and completed a formal GCP certification course. Proof will be verified.
    Review the Clinical Research Education Requirements (PDF) for any course/module equivalents and complete the following below. All pre-requisites must be sent to OCR@emory.edu.
    • Emory IRB CITI Biomedical Focus or CITI Biomedical Refresher (if it's a renewal)
    • Emory IRB CITI Group 5: Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and ICH
    • Emory CITI Health Privacy and Information Security
  • Course Registration: For course details and registration information, please review the CITI Training page .

If you should have any questions, please contact Emory's OCR at OCR@Emory.edu or 404-778-4960.

Conflict of Interest training is a course offered by the Office of Conflict of Interest (COI) for faculty and staff to certify that they have received information about Emory's policies and the federal regulations on Objectivity in Research. Federal regulations require that Institutions receiving funding from the US Public Health Service provide training to their Investigators about the federal regulations, the Institution’s policy, and Investigators’ responsibilities under the policy and regulations. The training is required to be documented and provided using the electronic Conflict of Interest (eCOI) system.

eCOI is a University and Healthcare system-wide tool that helps to implement Emory's policies and procedures regarding financial interests and external activities. This application and reporting process is used by Emory University and Emory Healthcare only.

  • Renewal: Yes, every 4 years.
  • CME/CEU offered? No.
  • Course Frequency: 24/7 Distance Learning On-line.
  • Course Dates: On-line.
  • Course Login:eCOI
  • Course Pre-requisite: Review the eCOI User Guide (PDF) to understand how to access and navigate the system.

If you should have any questions, please contact COI at COI-Office@listserv.cc.emory.edu or 404-712-0046.

Emory Research Management System (ERMS) is a course offered by the Office for Clinical Research to instruct clinical research staff on how to navigate ERMS and how to work with the different modules, e.g., study, subject, and visit tracking modules. The course is an instructor-led demonstration and simulation. Students participate in, practice and complete modules within ERMS. For more information about ERMS, visit the ERMS web page.

Note:Training is required to gain access to a study in ERMS. The course is for faculty and staff who will be enrolling subjects and or tracking subject's visits.

  • Renewal: No, but highly recommended as new modules are added.
  • CME/CEU offered? No.
  • Course Frequency: Every month via Zoom.
  • Course Dates:Review the OCR Calendar for upcoming ERMS courses.
  • Course Pre-requisites: Must have an Emory University Network ID and password before attending class. Also, review the ERMS User Guide (PDF) prior to class.
  • Course Registration:
    • Login into Emory Learning Management System (ELMS).
    • Enter your Emory University Network ID and password.
    • Click "Find Learning."
    • In the Search by Keyword box, enter "ERMS." The course titled ERMS Training (205034) will appear.
    • Click "Enroll" for the course start date you would like to attend.
    • Click "Submit Enrollment."
    • You will receive a confirmation for the Emory Learning Management System (ELMS) that you are enrolled in the course.
    • A member of the OCR Education and Outreach team will email you information regarding course preparation closer to the course date.

If you have any questions, please contact OCR at OCR@Emory.edu or 404-778-4960.

Emory Proposal Express (EPEX) training is to assist clinical research staff with budget development, electronic routing, and institution approval related to extramural funding at Emory. EPEX replaces the SPAF (Sponsored Programs Approval Form) and is a necessary accompaniment to any Grant or Contract requiring Institutional endorsement. The course is an instructor-led demonstration and simulation. Students participate in, practice and complete modules within EPEX. For more information about EPEX, visit the EPEX web page.

  • Renewal: No, but highly recommended as new modules are added.
  • CME/CEU offered?; No.
  • Course Frequency: 24/7 Distance Learning On-line and Classroom course offered bi-monthly.
  • Course Dates: Review the ORA Calendar for upcoming EPEX courses.
  • Course Pre-requisites: Must have an Emory University Network ID and password before attending class. Also, review the EPEX Guides & Resources page.
  • Course Registration:
    • Login into Emory Learning Management System (ELMS).
    • Enter your Emory University Network ID and password.
    • Click "Browse Catalog."
    • Click "Next."
    • Click "Office of Sponsored Programs and Office of Grants & Contracts Accounting."
    • Click "Next."
    • Click "Select" next to catalog item ‘Emory Proposal Express' (236000).
    • Click "Enroll" for the classroom date you want to attend.
    • Click "Submit Enrollment." You will receive a confirmation for the Emory Learning Management System (ELMS) that you are enrolled in the course.

If you have any questions, please contact OSP at osp@emory.edu or 404-727-2503.

Environmental Health and Safety (EHSO) training is to provide guidance for the use, storage and disposal of the following materials used in research, clinical, academic, and operational activities: biological toxins, infectious agents, recombinant DNA agents, chemical, and radioactive materials. For more information about visit EHSO.

  • Renewal: Yes, as needed.
  • CME/CEU offered? No.
  • Course Frequency: 24/7 Distance Learning On-line and Classroom course offered bimonthly.
  • Course Types: Review EHSO's Courses and Codes page for a list of available training.
  • Course Dates: Review the EHSO's Training Calendar for available course dates.
  • Course Registration: Review the EHSO's Training page for registration details.

If you have any questions, please contact EHSO regarding their services via their Contacts page.

Office of Compliance (OC) offers Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training to cover various components that involve protected health information (PHI) and electronic PHI. OC provides consultation and training with HIPAA, and serves as a point of contact for the Emory research community. For more information about visit OC.

  • Renewal: Yes, as needed.
  • CME/CEU offered? Yes. The number of credits provided by CITI on the Main menu page.
  • Course Frequency: 24/7 Distance Learning On-line.
  • Course Types: Export Controls, HIPAA, and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).
  • Course Details and Registration: Review OC's Training page for a list of available training.

If you have any questions, please contact OC regarding their services via their Contacts page.

The Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) and Emory Medical Laboratory offers Phlebotomy Training 101: Introduction to Venipuncture.

  • The course will include:
    • Scope of Practice: Responsibility, Accountability, Policy & Customer Service Issues
    • Medical Terminology
    • Standard & Universal Precautions
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Complications: Vasovagal, Bruising & Anxiety
    • Introduction To Specimen Handling
    • Special Populations: The Elderly, SCD, “The Thick Arm”, Addicts & Diabetics
    • Special Populations: Pediatrics
    • Venipuncture Equipment
    • Competency skills practice at the GCRCs and Emory Medical Laboratory
  • Cost: $580.00 (Paid by department speedtype )
  • Renewal: Yes, as needed.
  • Course Frequency: Please email GCRC@emory.edu for schedule.
  • Course Details and Registration: Registration details are listed below.

Pre- Registration Requirements:

    1. Complete HLC Module "Venipuncture Reminders" #40039x for University employees or #40039 for Emory Healthcare employees.
    2. Complete and pass Post-test module with at least 80% score.
    3. Print module certificate to be submitted as prerequisite for Phlebotomy Training 101 participation.

Registration Requirements:

    1. Register through Emory Learning Management System (ELMS). Under "Find Learning" search for course number #312233 or Phlebotomy 101.
    2. Complete Registration Form
    3. Submit the following to: GCRC@emory.edu
    4. HLC module certificate of completion
    5. Principal Investigator's or Supervisor's recommendation letter
    6. Registration Form
    7. Current Resume
    8. Copy of CPR Card (Note: The Office for Clinical Research offers CPR only for those who need it for Emory Healthcare credentialing purposes. If you do not fit this criteria, you can obtain CPR certification from AHA trainer Derek Johnston (Safety HS), who provides training on Emory campus.)
    9. Registration confirmation will be sent to you after registration in ELMS.


For more information about the training, please email GCRC@emory.edu.

Winship CPOE Training for Non-Medication Orders offers Emory's Winship Cancer Institute and Radiation Oncology clinical research staff with the skills to enter non-medication orders in PowerChart for the Principal Investigator.

Note: Winship and Radiation Oncology staff must receive access to the Powerchart as a "Clinical Research Coordinator" before accessing Powerchart. A list of access coordinators can be found by logging into Emory Healthcare VDT and entering the link http://www.ourehc.org/departments/is/Security/aclist.html into a web browser.

  • Renewal: No.
  • Course Frequency: Every month.
  • Course Dates: Please contact the Winship Cancer Institute for the course schedule.
  • Course Pre-requisites: Winship and Radiation Oncology staff must receive access to the Powerchart, and provided with the "Clinical Research Coordinator" relationship before attending class.
  • Course Registration:
    • Login into Emory Learning Management System (ELMS).
    • Enter your Emory University Network ID and password.
    • Click "Find Learning."
    • In the Search by Keyword box, enter "WCI." The course titled WCI CPOE Training Only (205056) will appear.
    • Click "Enroll" for the course start date you would like to attend.
    • Click "Submit Enrollment."
    • You will receive a confirmation for the Emory Learning Management System (ELMS) that you are enrolled in the course.
    • A member of the OCR Education and Outreach team will email you information regarding course preparation closer to the course date.

If you have any questions, please contact OCR at OCR@Emory.edu or 404-778-4960.