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Global Clinical Research: The Process from Start to Finish

Play an active role in improving patient care worldwide.

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About the Course

The University of Chicago’s eight-week Global Clinical Research course focuses on the clinical trial process and phases—from study start-up to trial close-out. Upon completing the course, students will be equipped to apply their new knowledge and skills to thrive in a controlled and highly regulated work environment.

You Will Learn To:

  • Navigate the clinical trial process from study start-up to trial closeout.
  • Explain the critical historical events that led to the globalized standardization of research conducted worldwide.
  • Describe core ethical principles of clinical research to ensure that the rights and safety of human subjects are protected.
  • Define the purpose of a clinical trial and develop standards for data collection and data quality to ensure data integrity.
  • Employ key terms, concepts, and acronyms associated with clinical research to effectively communicate with key industry stakeholders.

After successfully completing the course, you will receive a credential certified by the University of Chicago.

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Learn about clinical research from a practicing field expert.

The global clinical trials market—valued at 46.8 billion dollars—is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2022 to 2030. 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.




is the average base pay for a clinical trial associate in the United States.

Source: Glassdoor



is the number of clinical studies registered globally as of April 2024.

Source: Statista




is the anticipated value of the global clinical trials market in 2028.

Source: Grand View Research

  • 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

Meet Your Instructor

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Lauren Wall, MSc

Senior Director, Cancer Clinical Trials Support Office at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center

Lauren Wall is the senior director of the Cancer Clinical Research Support Office within the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Chicago Biological Sciences. Wall has over seventeen years of experience in Hematology/Oncology clinical research operations spanning industry and academic healthcare. Her duties include planning, organizing, and overseeing daily operations for 300+ therapeutic clinical trials within the cancer center that accrues 1800+ patients a year to interventional trials. She holds an MSc degree in Clinical Research Administration from George Washington University.

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The University of Chicago Approach to Online Learning

Our online learning programs are crafted with your specific needs in mind. Programs combine e-learning with live, interactive sessions to strengthen your skill set while maximizing your time. We couple academic theory and business knowledge with practical, real-world application. Through online learning sessions, you will have an opportunity to grow your professional network and interact with University of Chicago instructors and your classmates.

What Our Participants Say

Joydeep GhatakMIT Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology-img-u-chicago

"This is one of the best courses on the fundamentals of clinical trials. The content flow is easy to understand. Everyone is friendly and prompt in responding to your queries."

Luma MahairiClinical Pharmacy at Enhanced Medication Services-img-U-Chicago

"This 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."

“By directly involving students in the challenge of securing the right data and exploring potential solutions, we’re equipping them with the foundational skills required to deliver tangible results to clients.”

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Are you ready to take a leap forward and immerse yourself in a new learning experience? Register online or schedule a call to request more information. Enroll now and gain valuable knowledge and skills that will boost your career to the next level.