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 at Emory. For more information, reference the Training Policy.

Courses

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AHA Basic Life Support (BLS or CPR) is a course offered by the Office for Clinical Research (OCR) to teach Emory University Clinical Research Staff the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, including using 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. An 80% or higher passing score on the examination is required to receive a CPR card.

Who Should Attend?

Emory University clinical research staff who need CPR training for Emory Healthcare Credentialing. If you are unaware you require Emory Healthcare credentialing, please get in touch with the Office of Research Credentialing at 404-712-0510 or research.credentialing@emoryhealthcare.org. Per your Emory University job title, please review the Clinical Research Role Matrix to understand your roles and responsibilities.

Course Information:

  • Course Format: In-person at 1599 Clifton Road Bldg., Atlanta, GA 30322.
  • Course Length: 4 hours.
  • Course Dates: Review the table below for New and Renewal course dates.
  • Course Cost: The course and e-cards are free to clinical research staff who need them for EHC Credentialing purposes.
  • Course Registration:
    1. Log in to Brainier via the Self-Service Portal, and click on the "Learning Management" Tile and then the "Learning Management-Brainier" Tile.
    2. Enter your Emory University Network ID and password.
    3. Click in the search bar at the top of the page.
    4. Enter the course name “AHA BLS CPR Training.
    5. Click “Register" for the course start date you want to attend.
    6. Click “Register" in the pop-up window to confirm enrollment.
    7. An OCR Education and QI team member will email you information regarding course preparation closer to the course date.
  • eCards: Electronic cards are issued within 24-48 hours after course completion.
  • Pre-work Required? Yes. 1) Complete the RedCap eCREST profile and credentialing application. 2) Read the BLS for Healthcare Providers Manual if this is your first time completing a CPR course. The manual eBook is available for purchase at the following link: Student Materials.
  • Continuing Education Credits: No.
  • Renewal? Yes, every 2 years.

Other CPR Training Options:

  1. Emory Healthcare Employees: This option is for AHA BLS CPR with Emory Healthcare employees only, and Emory Healthcare RQI Simulation training is required.  Contact Elizabeth Botheroyd at elizabeth.botheroyd@emoryhealthcare.org if you have any questions.
  2. AHA CPR Training per a Site Coordinator: This option allows learners to complete all requirements for CPR training with our AHA Site Coordinator, Derek Johnston. He offers training at various locations, including the Emory University campus.  For more information, view his web page at www.safetyhs.com
  3. RC Health Services: This option allows you to complete the training online and skills assessment at your convenience in North or South Atlanta. View https://rchealthservices.com/Atlanta.html and register for the course with RC Health Services. Click on “BLS” at the appropriate location.

Course Dates:

Registration and Course Dates 
Course DateType of CourseRegistration Deadline 
1/10/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
1/19/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
1/24/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
1/31/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
2/7/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
2/14/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
2/21/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
2/28/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
3/6/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
3/15/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
3/20/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
3/27/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
4/3/2024NewEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
4/12/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
4/17/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
4/24/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
5/8/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
5/17/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
5/22/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
5/29/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
6/5/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
6/14/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
6/19/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
6/26/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
7/10/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
7/19/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
7/24/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
7/31/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
8/7/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
8/16/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
8/21/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
8/28/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
9/4/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
9/13/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
9/18/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
9/25/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
10/2/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
10/11/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
10/16/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
10/23/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
11/6/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
11/15/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
11/20/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
12/4/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
12/13/2024RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
12/18/2024NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
1/8/2025RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
1/17/2025NewTraining assigned at Orientation.
1/22/2025RenewalEnroll 60 days before expiration. 
1/29/2025NewTraining assigned at Orientation.

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

Clinical Research Orientation (CRO): is required to provide new hires, rehires, and those promoted in a new role, conducting or coordinating an NIH-defined clinical trial with information and resources about their job role, including the research offices involved. New clinical research staff can visit Emory Transportation for parking hangtags, Emory Administration for EmoryCard/ID Badge, and Emory Employee Health for health checkoffs.

Emory Healthcare (EHC) Credentialing will be fast-tracked for staff who meet specific criteria and have completed all required documentation per the checklist before orientation.

View Emory's Required Training for Investigators and Coordinators policy.

View the Clinical Research Executive Summary, including scope, onboarding details, and staff levels.

Who Should Attend?

All new hires, rehires, and those promoted in a new clinical research role (excluding investigators) at Emory University and Emory Healthcare conducting or coordinating an NIH-defined clinical trial.

Orientation Information

  • Course Format: In-person at 1599 Clifton Road Bldg., Atlanta, GA 30322.
  • Course Length: 4 hours.
  • Course Dates: Every 1st Monday of each month (except holidays).
  • Course Cost: There is no charge for this orientation.
  • Course Registration:
    1. Log in to Brainier via the Self-Service Portal, and click on the "Learning Management" Tile and then the "Learning Management-Brainier" Tile.
    2. Enter your Emory University Network ID and password.
    3. Click in the search bar at the top of the page.
    4. Enter the course name “Clinical Research Orientation.”
    5. Click “Register" for the course start date you want to attend.
    6. Click “Register" in the pop-up window to confirm enrollment.
  • Related Courses: Clinical Research Training per Training Tracks assigned at Orientation.
  • Pre-work Required? Yes. Complete the eCREST (Emory Collaborative Research Training profile and upload the required documents.
  • Continuing Education Credits: No.
  • Renewal? No, unless you receive a promotion or a rehire.

Additional Resources

Orientation Registration & Course Dates

Registration and Course Dates 
Orientation DateRegistration OpensRegistration Deadline 
1/8/202412/25/202312/29/2023
2/5/20241/15/20241/29/2024
3/4/20242/12/20242/26/2024
4/1/20243/11/20243/25/2024
5/6/20244/8/20244/29/2024
6/3/20245/13/20245/27/2024
7/8/20246/10/20246/24/2024
8/5/20247/15/20247/29/2024
9/9/20248/12/20248/26/2024
10/7/20249/16/20249/23/2024
11/4/202410/14/202410/28/2024
12/2/202411/11/202411/25/2024
1/6/202512/9/202412/30/2024

Clinical Research Training for Clinical Research Staff (formerly Virtual Training & Credentialing Course/2-Day Classroom: Introduction to Clinical Research) is required for all new hires, rehires, and those promoted in a new role (excluding investigators) at Emory University and Emory Healthcare conducting or coordinating an NIH-defined clinical trial. The course is designed in several parts to provide a basic framework of the roles and responsibilities to equip clinical research coordinators, research nurses, fellows, residents, etc., with the tools to succeed at Emory. An 80% or higher is required on the examination.

View Emory's Required Training for Investigators and Coordinators policy.

View the Clinical Research Executive Summary, including scope, onboarding details, and staff levels.

Who Should Attend?

Clinical research staff must complete Clinical Research Orientation (OCR) first. Staff will be assigned a learning track.

Course Information

CRT is a 1-week training, including orientation. Managers will work with you on your training schedule to allow you time to complete this training as a new hire, rehire, or someone promoted in a new clinical research role.

1-Week Clinical Research Onboarding Agenda

  • Clinical Research Training In-House (Track 0)
    • Course Format: In-Person at 1599 Clifton Road Bldg., Atlanta, GA 30322, Room 5C.
    • Course Length: 8 hours.
    • Course Dates: Tuesday, following Orientation monthly.
    • Continuing Education Credits: No.
  • Clinical Research Training Remote 1 (Tracks 0 & 1)
    • Course Format: Remote, via Zoom.
    • Course Length: 4 Hours.
    • Course Dates: Wednesday, following Orientation and/or In-House training monthly.
    • Continuing Education Credits: No.
  • Clinical Research Training Remote 2 (Tracks 0,1,2 & 3)
    • Course Format: Remote, via Zoom.
    • Course Length: 4 hours.
    • Course Dates: Thursday, following Orientation and/or Remote 1 training monthly.
    • Continuing Education Credits: No.
  • Self-Pace eLearning(Tracks 0,1,2,&3)
    • Course Format: Remote, via Brainer.
    • Course Length: Varies, at your leisure.
    • Course Dates: Friday, following the completion of Orientation, In-House, Remote 1 and/or 2.
    • Continuing Education Credits: No.

  • Renewal? Yes, every 3 years.

    Note: For Non-Emory employees, please affiliate yourself with Emory University in CITI to ensure the correct modules/groups are transferred and marked as completed. If you have any questions, contact CITI by reviewing https://www.citiprogram.org/members/index.cfm?pageID=258#view.

Renewal

Learners will be notified about renewal or refresher every 3 years from their initial training from CITI for Items #1-4 below and via eCREST for Items #5. Please ensure you upload the certificate of completion in eCREST for each item.
  1. CITI Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and ICH
  2. CITI Biomedical Refresher and/or Social Behavior
  3. CITI Health Privacy & Information Security
  4. CITI CRC Module
  5. A total of 3.0 CEU elective modules from the list below:
  6. Upload a certificate of completion for each in your eCREST profile.

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 before 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 meet the CITI Biomedical Focus Group (either Stage 1 - Basic or Stage 3 - Refresher).

  • Renewal: Yes, every 3 years.
  • CME/CEU offered? Yes. CITI provides the number of credits on the Main menu page.
  • Course Frequency: 24/7 Distance Learning Online.
  • Course Registration: Please review Emory University's CITI Training page for course details and registration information.

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

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) CRC Course is offered by the University of Miami in collaboration with the Office for Clinical Research (OCR). In addition to the CITI Biomedical Focus course, this online course is required for those coordinating clinical research studies that meet theNIH definition of a clinical trial(which includes FDA-regulated studies) at Emory and must be completed before 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.
  • CME/CEU offered? Yes. CITI provides the number of credits on the Main menu page.
  • Course Frequency: 24/7 Distance Learning Online.
  • Course Registration: Please review Emory University's CITI Training page for course details and registration information.

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

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative(CITI) Good Clinical Practice & ICH is a course offered by the University of Miami in collaboration with Emory University Institutional Review Board (IRB). It meets the NIH Training policy, especially for those working on clinical trials. The course is web-based and required before 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.
  • CME/CEU offered? Yes. CITI provides the number of credits on the Main menu page.
  • Course Frequency: 24/7 Distance Learning Online.
  • Course Registration: Please review Emory University's CITI Training page for course details and registration information.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Emory's IRB at IRB@emory.edu or 404-712-0720.

The Office of Ethics and Compliance (OEC) offers Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training to cover various components that involve protected health information (PHI) and electronic PHI in Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). OEC provides consultation and training with HIPAA and serves as a point of contact for the Emory research community.  For more information about OC visit their web page at https://ethicsandcompliance.emory.edu.

Note: Clinical Research Coordinators and Investigators must complete the CITI Health Privacy and Security Information.

  • Renewal: Yes, as needed.
  • CME/CEU offered?  Yes.  The number of credits is provided by CITI on the Main menu page.
  • Course Frequency: 24/7 Distance Learning Online. 
  • Course Details and Registration: Review OEC's Training page for a list of available training.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact OC regarding their services via their Contacts page.

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 eDisclose 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. Emory University and Emory Healthcare use this application and reporting process only.

  • Renewal: Yes, every 4 years.
  • CME/CEU offered? No.
  • Course Frequency: 24/7 Distance Learning Online.
  • Course Login: Visit eDisclose.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact COI at COI-Office@listserv.cc.emory.edu or 404-712-0046.

Emory Proposal Express (EPEX) training assists 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 accompanies 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 Online and Classroom course offered bi-monthly.
  • Course Pre-requisites: Must have an Emory University Network ID and password before attending class. Also, review the EPEX Guides & Resources page.
  • Course Registration:
    1. View the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) webpage at https://www.osp.emory.edu/resources/systems/compass_epex.html for EPEX training and guidance.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact OSP at osp@emory.edu or 404-727-2503.

Environmental Health and Safety (EHSO) training guides the use, storage, and disposal of the materials used in research, clinical, academic, and operational activities: biological toxins, infectious agents, recombinant DNA agents, and 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 and registration details

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact EHSO regarding their services via their Contacts page.

Emory Healthcare Medical Records - Epic System replaced Cerner Millenium on October 1, 2022.  Training has been completed for all Epic Superusers.  To learn more about Epic, visit the Epic SharePoint site. An 80% or higher is required on the examination to gain access.

Who Should Attend?

Clinical Research staff who need it for patient charting, billing, or documenting.

Course Information

  • Course Format: Zoom.
  • Course Length: Varies based on your role.
  • Course Dates: Varies based on your role.
  • Course Cost: There is no cost to take this course for clinical research staff.
  • Course Registration: 
    1. Visit Epic Sharepoint site > Training.
    2. Become an Epic Superuser for your department if there is not one listed.
    3. View a list of current Epic Super Users by department.
    4. Pre-work Required? Yes. An Emory Healthcare Net ID is required to access Epic. To obtain an Emory Healthcare Net ID (i.e., N#), contact 404-778-4357 or 8-HELP. 

Additional Resources

If you have any questions, please get in touch with 404-778-4357 or 8-HELP. 

OnCore Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) training is offered by both Advarra and the Office for Clinical Research (OCR) to aid subject enrollment financial and billing compliance in the research setting. OnCore benefits the clinical research team by managing their day-to-day clinical trial duties, including protocol details and reviews; recruitment, screening, and consent of subjects; data management and monitoring; and comprehensive reporting of research team communications.

Who Should Attend?

OnCore CTMS is used for several purposes and interfaces with Emory Healthcare's Medical Records System.  Training is required if you are a clinical research staff member who enrolls, consents, or tracks activities or visits in one of the following studies below.

  • All studies with Emory Healthcare or Grady billable items or services - regardless of sponsor/funder - require a Prospective Reimbursement Analysis (PRA) or Coverage Analysis (CA).
  • All studies that meet the NIH clinical trial definition regardless of billables (including interventional).
  • All studies where the Office for Clinical Research (OCR) performs the invoicing (mainly industry/hybrids).
  • All Winship Cancer Institute studies

Course Information

  • Course Format: Zoom.
  • Course Length: 4 hours.
  • Course Dates: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.
  • Course Cost: There is no cost for this course.
  • Course Registration: 
    1. Login into Brainier via the Self-Service Portal, and click on the "Learning Management" Tile and then the "Learning Management-Brainier" Tile.
    2. Enter your Emory University Network ID and password.
    3. Click in the search bar at the top of the page.
    4. Enter the course name “OnCore Training.”
    5. Click “Register" for the course start date you want to attend.
    6. Click “Register" in the pop-up window to confirm enrollment.
  • Pre-work Required? Yes. Contact OCR@Emory.edu to gain access to Advarra Learning.
    1. OCR will sign you up with an Advarra University Learning account.
    2. Complete Advarra University eLearning modules.
      • OnCore 100: Navigation eLearning (10 mins)  
      • OnCore 200: Introduction to Managing Subjects eLearning (15 mins)  
      • OnCore 220: Subject Console and Companion Protocols eLearning (30 mins)  
      • OnCore 230: Subject Registration eLearning (20 mins)  
      • OnCore 260: Subject Calendars eLearning (20 mins)
        For PI training and RAS Units only, complete the following:
        • OnCore 100: Navigation eLearning (10 min.)
        • OnCore 260: Subject Calendars eLearning (20 min.)
        • OnCore 415: Overview of Financials Video (12 min.)
    3. Complete Advarra University eLearning modules. Log into CITI https://www.citiprogram.org/index.cfm?pageID=14&message=64.
      • Enter Emory's username and password.
      • Sign in through the Institution – Emory University.
      • Click Add a Course.
      • On Question 2, select "I would like to take the course in Health Privacy & Information Security."
  • Continuing Education Credits: No.
  • Renewal? Yes, every year.

Training Dates

Registration and Course Dates 
Day 1Day 2Day 3
2/19/20242/20/20242/21/2024
3/18/20243/19/20243/20/2024
4/22/20244/23/20244/24/2024
5/6/20244/8/20244/29/2024
6/3/20245/13/20245/27/2024
7/8/20246/10/20246/24/2024
8/5/20247/15/20247/29/2024
9/9/20248/12/20248/26/2024
10/7/20249/16/20249/23/2024
11/4/202410/14/202410/28/2024
12/2/202411/11/202411/25/2024
1/6/202512/9/202412/30/2024

Renewal

Learners will be notified via email about renewal or refresher. Clinical Research Staff is to renew their training every year.

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

The Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) and Emory Medical Laboratory offer 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 speed type)
  • Renewal: Yes, as needed.
  • Course Frequency: Please email GCRC@emory.edu for the 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 the Post-test module with at least an 80% score.
  3. Print module certificate to be submitted as a prerequisite for Phlebotomy Training 101 participation.

Registration Requirements:
Register through Emory Learning Management System (ELMS). Under "Find Learning," search for course number #312233 or Phlebotomy 101.

  1. Complete the Registration Form.
  2. Submit the following to: GCRC@emory.edu
  3. HLC module certificate of completion
  4. Principal Investigator's or Supervisor's recommendation letter
  5. Registration Form
  6. Current Resume
  7. 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 criterion, you can obtain CPR certification from AHA trainer Derek Johnston (Safety HS), who provides training on the Emory campus.)
  8. Registration confirmation will be sent to you after registration in ELMS.

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