Clinical Research Certificate Program

The Clinical Research Certificate Program provides non-credit, non-degree training for medical professionals conducting and collaborating on clinical research studies. Courses address fundamentals of epidemiology and biostatistics, clinical trial design, database development, practical aspects of study conduct, research ethics, and regulatory compliance.

  • The program is offered to clinical and postdoctoral fellows, residents, faculty and medical students affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
  • All courses are conducted online to reduce scheduling challenges related to clinical activities.
  • Course offerings include:
    • Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
    • Biostatistics in Practice
    • Clinical Trials
    • Database Management 
  • The Certificate Program can be completed over a single academic year and requires:

Program Registration

An application for program enrollment is required. Please note that space is limited. First priority for enrollment will be granted to clinical fellows and residents.  All other applications for enrollment will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications must be submitted by the deadline to ensure consideration. 

Registration for the program occurs on an annual basis. The application for the 2022-2023 academic year is now closed. Please reach out to us about questions or information about next year.

All courses are currently offered as non-credit. As such, participants are not granted active/registered student status with the University. Registration/enrollment is managed exclusively through the CCEB.

Course auditing is not permitted.

Please contact us for current course fees.

Courses and Schedule

All courses are conducted online via Canvas. Each course runs over seven weeks with specific start and end dates. 

Course Term Offered AY 22-23 
Course Dates
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology Fall (first half of term)

Monday, 09/05/2022 -Friday, 10/24/2022

Biostatistics in Practice Fall  (second half of term)

Monday 10/31/2022 - Friday 12/16/2022

Clinical Trials Spring (first half of term)

Monday, 02/06/2022-Friday, 03/24/2022

Database Management Spring (second half of term)

Monday, 04/10/2022- Friday, 05/26/2022

CITI Training  

Continuously available

Program Inquiries

For program inquiries and other questions, please contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


Diversity Statement:The Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics values diversity and seeks talented students from diverse backgrounds, including individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Further, the CCEB does not discriminate on the basis of color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran in the administration of its educational policies, programs or activities, admissions policies and procedures, and scholarship programs. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply to the CCEB's educational programs.

About the CCEB

How can we answer and anticipate the pressing health issues we face together as a society? At the CCEB we rise to that challenge through research and training in epidemiology and in biostatistics. We solve problems facing patients and populations. READ MORE ABOUT CCEB



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