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Introduction to Clinical Research

eLearning Series

This series of activities explores the processes, research trials, and other considerations for developing and delivering a new drug product to the market.

Introduction to Clinical Research: Part 1 – Drug Development Overview


This course provides a general overview of the process used to develop drugs and why it costs so much to bring those drugs to market. It also explores the phases of clinical trials including the test candidates, testing…

Introduction to Clinical Research: Part 2 – Human Subjects Protection and Informed Consent


Examine the reasons why there are protections for human participants in research studies and how permissions are collected from the candidates. Then use what you’ve learned to evaluate patient profiles for inclusion or…

Introduction to Clinical Research: Part 3 – Regulations and Guidance


Explore the federal and international regulations that protect human participants in research studies. Then use what you’ve learned to conduct interviews and protocol reviews in audit scenarios.

Introduction to Clinical Research: Part 4 – Institutional Review Board (IRB)


Learn more about the Belmont Report as the foundation for the Institutional Review Board, an overview of the levels of review, and the use of consent waivers for clinical research studies.

Introduction to Clinical Research: Part 5 – Comparing Title 45 and Title 21


Take a guided overview of the FDA–Title 21 and HHS–Title 45 regulations that govern research studies.

Introduction to Clinical Research: Part 6 – Clinical Research Study Management


See how clinical trials of a research drug or medical device are conducted and managed.

Introduction to Liquid Chromatography


Liquid Chromatography Systems are well suited for a variety of chromatography tasks. In this interaction lesson, you will review the common types of chromatography, explore the common components and flow patterns of a…

Introduction to pH Basics


Explore the basics of pH by using the pH scale, learning how to adjust pH, and examining the differences between acids and bases.

Introduction To Spray Drying


This video explores the concept of spray drying and its use throughout the food, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries as a method to rapidly dry liquid product feed into a powdered material using heated gas. It…