Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) Course

We are pleased to inform you about the “2012-2013 Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)”, a course established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The IPPCR course will be offered through a collaborative effort between the UPR-Medical Sciences Campus and the Puerto Rico Clinical & Translational Research Consortium (PRCTRC), which has been sponsored by the NIH since 1999. The course is provided via video conference utilizing the Adobe Connect services provided by the NIH. The program focuses on topics aiming to train researchers in the areas of study design for clinical trials, statistical analysis, ethical issues, legal and regulatory considerations (such as those implemented by the Food and Drug Administration), and the preparation, monitoring, and quality assurance of clinical studies among others.

This year the course will be offered from October 16, 2012 through March 26, 2013, during Monday and Tuesday of every week from 6:00-7:30 pm eastern time (daylight saving time will be taken into consideration). The course will be offered free of charge in an effort to strengthen and promote clinical and translational research throughout our clinical medicine programs and comply with the training requirements for accreditation. In addition, we believe that the course is a great opportunity that the clinic personnel could benefit from.