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CRA training series

Barnett International. Books.
Who would benefit. CRAs.
Program goals. Series consists of seven volumes: An Overview of Drug Development; Identifying and Screening Investigators; Conducting the Pre-Study Visit; Conducting the Study Initiation Visit; Conducting Routing Monitoring Visits; The CRA's Reference for Adverse Events; and Test Your Knowledge.
Fees. Individual volumes $79, except Test Your Knowledge, which is $100; series $405.
Contact. Kristen Geddes, Barnett International, Inc., Rose Tree Corporate Center, 1400 N. Providence Rd., Ste. 2000, Media, PA 19063-2043, (800) 856-2556 x2301, fax (610) 565-4584, email: kristen.geddes@parexel.com, www.barnettinternational.com.

Clinical research training video and manual

Barnett International. Video.
Who would benefit. Individuals, departments, and facilities involved in or planning a clinical trial.
Program goals. Learn the basics of how to conduct a clinical trial.
Fees. $799.
Contact. Kristen Geddes, Barnett International, Inc., Rose Tree Corporate Center, 1400 N. Providence Rd., Ste. 2000, Media, PA 19063-2043, (800) 856-2556 x2301, fax (610) 565-4584, email:
kristen.geddes@parexel.com, www.barnettinternational.com.

Foundations of clinical research, 2nd ed.

Center for Clinical Research Practice (CCRP).
Length of course/program. 16 CME or CNE credits available.
Who would benefit. Anyone requiring a basic understanding of the clinical research process. Also idea for clinical research exam prep. Program goals. An independent study course designed to teach principles and practices of clinical trials. Includes textbook, workbook, annotated answer key, and medical record and source documentation.
Fees. $180; $250 with 16 CNE credits; $295 with 16 CME credits.
Contact. Lisa Doran, Product Manager, CCRP, 40 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02481, (781) 431-6466, fax (781) 237-0330, email:
info@ccrp.com, www.ccrp.com.

Foundations of human subject protection

Center for Clinical Research Practice (CCRP).
Length of course/program. 15 CME or CNE credits available.
Who would benefit. Institutional review board members and their staff.
Program goals. An independent study course that covers the basic ethical concepts and regulatory requirements of human subject research. Includes complete regulatory references on CD.
Fees. $125; $175 with 15 CNE credits; $225 with 15 CME credits.
Contact. Lisa Doran, Product Manager, CCRP, 40 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02481, (781) 431-7577, fax (781) 237-0330, email:
info@ccrp.com, www.ccrp.com.

GCPs made easy, USA and ICH editions

The RAN Institute, Inc. USA version on flashcards; ICH version on flashcards or CD-ROM.
Who would benefit. Clinical research professionals studying the ICH GCP guideline. This has helped thousands of candidates prepare for the ACRP, SoCRA, RAPS, and SQA certification exams.
Program goals. Self-paced study aids. Flashcards updated in 2002 to more than 450 cards.
Fees. $99.
Contact. Karen Longley, Educational Products Manager, The RAN Institute, Inc., 21907 Bell Lake Rd., Land O Lakes, FL 34639, (813) 929-9269, fax (813) 929-0125, email:
klongley@raninstitute.com, www.raninstitute.com.

Investigator 101 CD-ROM

Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R). Self-study.
Length of course/program. 5 Category 1 CME credits available through Boston University School of Medicine.
Who would benefit. Investigators, researchers, and research staff in both industry and university/hospital settings.
Program goals. The CD-ROM-based course, which operates on both Macintosh and Windows platforms, allows organizations to easily and effectively train all of their investigators in responsible conduct of research with human subjects and to provide education on the federal regulations governing human investigation.
Fees. Nonprofits $1200, for-profits $3000.
Contact. Kimberly Hensle, 101 Program Coordinator, PRIM&R, 132 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116, (617) 423-4112, fax (617) 423-1185,
www.primr.org.

Online clinical research training

Kelly Scientific Resources. Online.
Program goals. More than 700 courses are offered in the areas of U.S. GCP, life sciences, quality, and business skills.
Fees. $50 to $250.
Contact. Rakesh Nath, Director, DrugDev123 Ltd., +44 2077 062 480, email:
rakesh.nath@drugdev123.com, www.drugdev123.com/online_training.shtml.

Study site curriculum training series

Barnett International. Books.
Who would benefit. Study site personnel.
Program goals. Series consists of six volumes: The Clinical Study Site Team; FDA Clinical Research Regulations and GCPs; IRBs/IECs and Informed Consent; Sponsor Visits and Regulatory Audits; Your Role in Reporting Adverse Experiences; and Understanding, Evaluating, and Implementing Clinical Protocols.
Fees. Individual volumes $79; series $405.
Contact. Kristen Geddes, Barnett International, Inc., Rose Tree Corporate Center, 1400 N. Providence Rd., Ste. 2000, Media, PA 19063-2043, (800) 856-2556 x2301, fax (610) 565-4584, email:
kristen.geddes@parexel.com, www.barnettinternational.com.

The ultimate step-by-step guide to conducting pharmaceutical clinical trials in the USA (sponsor/monitor and investigator/CRC editions)

The RAN Institute, Inc. Two books: one is for monitors and other personnel at sponsor organizations who are involved in clinical research; the second book is oriented toward investigators and clinical research coordinators and other site personnel.
Who would benefit. Anyone involved with clinical trials seeking a detailed and cross-referenced understanding of the responsibilities of investigators and clinical research coordinators, or of sponsors and monitors.
Program goals. Comprehensive step-by-step guide, including a brief overview of the entities involved in clinical research, the study phases, a glossary of terms and abbreviations, and a useful list of industry resources.
Fees. $149 each.
Contact. Karen Longley, Educational Products Manager, The RAN Institute, Inc., 21907 Bell Lake Rd., Land O Lakes, FL 34639, (813) 929-9269, fax (813) 929-0125, email:
klongley@raninstitute.com, www.raninstitute.com.