Summer Clinical Research Workshop

The Summer Clinical Research Workshop includes four courses that are the starting point for all clinical research training at UCSF. These courses introduce the field of clinical research by providing instruction in designing clinical research studies, collecting and managing clinical research data, and exploring data (including the emerging field of big data). For individuals who will participate in clinical research in a supportive capacity, the workshop alone is sufficient training. For others desiring to be independent investigators, the workshop serves as introductory material for the Advanced Training in Clinical Research Certificate Program (ATCR) and Master's Degree in Clinical Research Program.


To train emerging scientists in the skills needed to:

  • Create a sound clinical research protocol
  • Collect and manage clinical research data
  • Explore clinical research data, including the emerging spectrum of big data




The application will open April 1, 2020, and is due July 20. It is best completed using the latest version of Firefox, Chrome or Safari.

If you are applying to the ATCR or Master's Degree Programs, please do NOT also register for the Summer Clinical Workshop. If you are interested in The ATCR Program has a separate application that is due by May 31, 2020, and the Master's Degree Program has a separate application that is due by March 29, 2021.


The fees below are for 2020. Fees for subsequent years are subject to change.

Course UC Affiliation* No UC Affiliation
Designing Clinical Research (EPI 202 or EPI 150.03 $1942 $2913
Data Management Systems in Clinical Research (EPI 218) $1492 $2238
Opportunities & Challenges of Complex Biomedical Data: Introduction to the Science of Big Data (BIOSTAT 202) $1698 $2547
Introduction to Statistical Computing in Clinical Research (BIOSTAT 212) $1492 $2238

*Concurrent enrollment in a UCSF/UC Berkeley (UCB)-sponsored residency or postdoctoral fellowship program that is recognized by the UCSF Office of Graduate Medical Education; or a registered student in one of the professional schools or graduate programs at UCSF/UCB (in a program other than the TICR Program); or individuals who hold full-time salaried UCSF/UCB faculty, academic or staff positions. Individuals will be asked to provide proof of UCSF/UCB status.

To apply, please contact Clair Dunne.