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NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) Clinical Trial (CT) Orientation Program

The NIH IRP CT orientation program provides a basic, comprehensive overview of the conduct of clinical trials according to U.S. Regulations and Good Clinical Practice and NIH IRP policy. The program consists of online learning activities and a 1 day face-to-face class. For CCR staff, a second ½ day will provide an overview of the CCR and CCR specifics related to clinical trials. 

The online learning modules are a prerequisite for the class and all required activities MUST be completed prior to attending the class. This will provide you with fundamental clinical trial information. The class will focus on operationalizing these basic concept in the context of the NIH IRP. The CT orientation program is appropriate for anyone engaged in clinical trials.  Those new to the NIH IRP are encouraged to attend. Those who are interested in a refresher course are also welcome. Registration for the course is requried (see below). For more information, please contact Liz Ness (301-451-2179 or 


Registration is required and is on a first come first serve basis. To register contact Liz Ness at and provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Institute/Center
  • Research role
  • Classes for which you are registering
  • Length of time at NIH

2018 Class Schedule

Day 1: All NIH IRP Staff


 DateTime Location   
2/13/20188:30 AM - 4:00 PMFAES Room 1 Click here for agenda 
5/7/20188:30 AM - 4:00 PMFAES Room 7 Click here for agendaRegistration is full 
8/15/20188:30 AM - 4:00 PMFAES Room 1 Click here for agendaRegistration is full
11/1/20188:30 AM - 4:00 PMFAES Room 7 Click here for agenda Registration is full


Day 2: NCI staff only


 DateTime Location 
2/16/20188:30 AM - 12:00 PMFAES Room 4
5/11/201812:30 PM - 4:00 PMFAES Room 6
8/17/20188:30 AM - 12:00 PMFAES Room 4
11/2/20188:30 AM - 12:00 PMFAES Room 4





Last updated by Ness, Elizabeth (NIH/NCI) [E] on Aug 24, 2018