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Bootcamp – Clinical Research Basics

Bootcamp – Clinical Research Basics

Successful conduct of clinical research depends on the research team’s ability to navigate the many complexities of local and federal regulations, site logistics, and clinical operations.

Developing a sound understanding of these issues and acquiring the ability to accurately fulfill all responsibilities is essential. It can be difficult for study teams to obtain correct and complete information and training they need to accomplish the above.

Therefore, the CTSI Academy and the Clinical Trials Office (CTO) are offering a Bootcamp Clinical Research Training Program. This program has a strong focus on the practical conduct of clinical research at MCW and its partner institutions. The goal of this program is to provide research staff – both coordinators and PIs – with important information on the research environment at MCW and its partners, while sharing tips and tools for the safe, efficient, ethical, and compliant conduct of research.

This program is made possible by contributions from experts at the MCW Office of Research, Children’s Wisconsin IRB, the departments of medicine and pediatrics and the Cancer Center and MCW Clinical Trials Offices.


  1. Learn best practices from experienced presenters for the effective conduct of clinical research
  2. Overview of the research environment at MCW and its partner institutions
  3. Learn about the policies and operations of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  4. Outline and learn about the study timeline and associated processes

Intended Audience

Any staff, faculty member, resident or fellow either new to clinical research or new to the MCW, CW, and VA research environments. Staff that have taken this training in the past can attend to refresh content matter and changes that occur over time.


The Bootcamp Clinical Research Training Program is a two-day program that runs from 8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. each day.

Upcoming Sessions

A completion certificate is available upon request for participants who attend at least 80% of the course. Participants may use contact hours for maintaining ACRP and SOCRA certification.

Questions: Please contact Sarah Beyler (sbeyler@mcw.edu).

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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