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Introduction to Clinical Research


November 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CET


Who should attend?

This course is designed for those with little or no experience in clinical research or those seeking an overview of the clinical research process, regulations, terminology, acronyms, roles and responsibilities within clinical research. It is aimed at Clinical Research Assistants, support staff and persons with related functions (eg. IT Support Staff).


Course Objectives

The course offers a general overview of the drug development process and most relevant tasks and responsibilities within the clinical research setting, focusing on practical aspects and mainly addressing the needs of assistants and support personnel.

With this course you will

• Understand how drugs are developed and who the key players are in the process
• Become knowledgeable about the terminology used in the clinical research environment
• Find out what rules, guidelines and laws are essential
• Learn how a clinical study is set up and performed
• Become familiar with and understand how to handle the documentation required in clinical research


• Developing a drug in the pharmaceutical industry – from the idea to the product you buy in the pharmacy – and the contributions of clinical research
• What is a clinical study – the four phases of clinical development
• Who are the key players and what are their roles in the process
• The language and abbreviations the clinical research team are using every day
• What are the rules, guidelines and laws that need to be followed and why are they so important
• How is a clinical study performed – from preparation over conduct to termination of a study
• A key to a successful study: the master study file. What documents are essential and how are they handled, filed and archived?
• What is the job description and what is the role of a clinical research assistant?

Learning Methodology

Interactive sessions with a mix of lecture, case studies to illustrate theory, exercises to test the knowledge and Q&A.

Continuing Education

This course is accredited by the Swiss Association of Pharmaceutical Professionals (SwAPP) and the Swiss Society for Pharmaceutical Medicine (SGPM).


Registration Fee: CHF 950.00 + 7.7% VAT
15 % reduction for members of SwAPP and SBA
Special fees for CTC employees
Special rates available for PhD Students, please contact

The fee includes course documentation, refreshments, lunch and a course participation certificate.
Payment: After registration you will receive confirmation and an invoice with instructions on how to complete the bank transfer. Full prepayment is needed prior to the course.

Cancellation Policy:

• Cancellations received more than 14 days before course: 100% refund less bank charges & cancellation fee of CHF 50.00
• Cancellations received 7-14 days before the course: 50% refund
• Cancellations received 7 days before the course: no refund
In case of no show, no refund will be made.


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Online Registration Form


November 18
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


CTC Office
Münchensteinerstrasse 41
Basel, Basel-Stadt 4052 Switzerland
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