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USD $2,500


Eight weeks
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    This program is offered in English and Spanish

Course Format

Online learning with live, interactive sessions


Lauren Wall, MS;
Director of Clinical Research Operations,
University of Chicago Medicine

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Global Clinical Research: The Process from Start to Finish

The unprecedented burden of the COVID-19 pandemic led to urgent deployment of vaccine clinical studies. Governments worldwide are ramping up vaccination programs with researchers moving at a rapid pace to save lives and protect citizens around the globe.

Clinical research, a highly regulated field, involves testing the safety and effectiveness of investigational drugs, biological products, and medical devices. Clinical trials are an essential step in making advances in diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases and medical conditions. There are multiple processes and regulatory procedures that must be followed to bring a drug to market. The immense collaborative effort across the various stakeholders within the clinical research enterprise likewise plays a critical role in the clinical trial process.

Are You Looking to Stay on Top of Developments That Are Shaping the Clinical Research Environment?

This course is designed for healthcare, medical, and research professionals interested in starting or advancing their clinical research careers. A background in life science is preferred.

Meet Your Instructor

Lauren Wall, MS
Director of Clinical Research Operations, University of Chicago Medicine

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Lauren Wall has more than fifteen years of experience in hematology/oncology clinical research operations spanning industry and academic healthcare. She currently oversees the clinical research operations in the hematology/oncology section at the University of Chicago. Her primary responsibilities include planning, organizing, directing, and managing daily clinical research operations for over 300 clinical trials. Prior to taking her role in the academic setting, Wall worked at an oncology clinical research organization, where she gained clinical trial monitoring and project management experience. In addition, Wall traveled to several NCI-designated cancer centers to conduct site visit audits. She holds an MS in clinical research administration from George Washington University. Wall has a strong passion for teaching and mentoring others about exciting career opportunities in the field of clinical research.

Career Outlook

The global clinical trials market—currently valued at over 44 billion dollars—is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% over the next seven years. In this thriving field, key drivers like the globalization of clinical trials and new, personalized treatments continue to impact market growth, while demand for skilled professionals widens the job market. The need for clinical trials professionals will continue to outpace that for similar roles.


The average base pay for a clinical trial associate in the US


The number of clinical studies registered globally between February and May of 2021

Potential Job Titles for Global Clinical Research Professionals

  • Analyst
  • Clinical Operations Director
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Clinical Trial Assistant
  • Clinical Trial Associate
  • Data Manager
  • Drug Safety Associate
  • Research Nurse

What Our Participants Say

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Joydeep Ghatak
MIT Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

USA, June 2021

“This is one of the best courses on the fundamentals of clinical trials. One is able to perfectly understand the detailed flow of content. Everyone is friendly and prompt in replying to your queries.”
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Luma Mahairi
Clinical Pharmacy at Enhanced Medication Services

USA, June 2021

“It is a very enriching and engaging program. The instructors provide great real-life examples of how to best implement the protocols and standards. They share comprehensive explanations of why the guidelines have been established.”