One-Year Clinical Research Workshop

The One-Year Clinical Research Workshop is intended for scholars who desire rigorous training in the methods and conduct of clinical research, which is defined broadly as any research where individual human beings or groups of human beings are the unit of observation. The program focuses on epidemiologic and biostatistical methods, applied in observational or experimental study designs. Clinical researchers spend their time working with human research participants, data from participants or other human populations and computers.

The One-Year Clinical Research Workshop includes courses that are the starting point for all clinical research training and core requirements for our one-year ATCR and two-year Master’s in Advanced Studies programs, but is designed for individuals who may not have time to complete additional electives in formal degree-granting programs and who may not need a formal degree.

These core courses will introduce the field of clinical research by providing instruction in designing of clinical research studies, collecting and managing clinical research data, epidemiologic and biostatistical methods, applied in observational or experimental study designs. Through coursework, learners apply the methods required to perform both observational and experimental clinical research, preparing them to plan and implement one or more research projects and to analyze, interpret and present their clinical research data.

Participation in this workshop will be available virtually and does not require in-person presence. Students may choose to complete the coursework at their own pace. Learners do not receive transcripts but letters that certify the completion of the one-year workshop or for a specific course are available upon request.  

The program begins July 18, 2023 and ends June 7, 2024.

For learners interested in our formal degree programs, please visit the Advanced Training in Clinical Research program or the Master's in Clinical and Epidemiological Research program


Upon completion of the One-Year Clinical Research Workshop, learners will:

  1. Learn the methods required to perform both observational and experimental clinical research;
  2. Plan and implement one or more clinical research projects; and
  3. Analyze, interpret, and present clinical research data.


The typical student who may consider our one-year clinical workshop are those who prefer maximal flexibility in scheduling and attendance and do are not seeking formal degrees in clinical research, including:

  • clinical research coordinators
  • post-baccalaureate students interested in pursuing professional careers in the health sciences or research
  • medical students, residents, fellows -faculty or staff
  • employees in industry or occupations that require clinical research skills


Student should check individual courses pages for specifice course requirements.  Here are the most common resources and materials needed for program and course particpation:

  • Non-UCSF leaners will be given a guest MyAccess account.  Guest MyAccess accounts are active for a calendar year. Students wishing to access classes after program complete, can request for their MyAccess account to exended for longer (addition charge may apply).
  • Designing Clinical Research by Warren Browner, MD, MPH et al. Wolters Kluwer. 5th Edition. 2022. UCSF library call number: R853.C55 D47.  This book is used as a resource and reference in several classes.
  • Stata:  The statistical software package Stata (Stata Corporation, College Station, TX) is used throughout the TICR Program and is required for this course; version 16 or higher is acceptable.


  UC-Affiliated** Non-UC Affilated**
Fees* $21,500 $25,800
*  The fees for 2023-24 are still subject to change pending final confirmation and do not include books, supplies or software.  Learners are welcome to take additional TICR courses (excluding Implementation Sciences courses) not listed as part of the workshop core curriculum. A discount of 50% will be applied to the cost of any additional courses taken beyond the workshop core curriculum. Students who enroll in our summer clinical research workshop are welcome to convert to the year-long clinical research workshop. We will apply any individual courses fee towards the total cost of the year-long workshop.
** Concurrent enrollment in a University of California–sponsored residency or postdoctoral fellowship program that is recognized by the Office of Graduate Medical Education; or being a registered student in one of the professional schools or graduate programs at University of California (in a program other than the TICR Program); or holding a full-time salaried University of California faculty, academic or staff position. Individuals will be asked to provide proof of University of California status.

If you enrolled in the full summer workshop or took ad hoc courses in the summer quarter, and decide to pursue the one-year workshop and notify us by July 28, 2023, fees for the summer courses that are listed as a part of the one-year workshop will be applied.  Please contact us for additional details.


Course Fees (pending)
How to pay (please read before applying)

Apply by July 1, 2023

Refund policy:   The TICR Program will provide a full refund minus a $75 withdrawal fee if the TICR Program is notified of withdrawals from the 1-Year Clinical Research Program by the end of the 2nd week of summer classes: July 28, 2023. Notice of withdrawals must be received by the deadlines (send to: [email protected]) to be eligible for a refund.  To be eligible for a refund in a given quarter, notices of withdrawals must be received by the end of the 2nd week of fall, winter or spring classes otherwise students forfeit the current quarter fees.