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 of 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 more advanced ATCR Certificate and Master's Degree in Clinical Research Program.

Please Note: We are planning for 2022-2023 academic year course and program offerings to be based in-person in our facilities at the Mission Bay campus at UCSF.


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"




Scholars also might be interested in Responsible Conduct of Research.


The application will open April 30, 2023, and is due July 15, 2023.

If you are applying to the ATCR Certificate or master's degree programs, please do NOT also register for the Summer Clinical Workshop. The ATCR Certificate program has a separate application that is due by May 2, 2023, and the master's degree program has a separate application that is due by March 24, 2023.


The fees below are for 2022. Fees for subsequent years are subject to change.

Course UC Affiliation* No UC Affiliation
Designing Clinical Research (EPI 202 or EPI 150.03 $2150 $3100
Data Management Systems in Clinical Research (EPI 218) $1750 $2400
Opportunities & Challenges of Complex Biomedical Data: Introduction to the Science of Big Data (BIOSTAT 202) $3000 $3600
Introduction to Statistical Computing in Clinical Research (BIOSTAT 212) $1800 $2400
Introduction to Programming for Health Data Science in R (BIOSTAT 213) $1700 $2500

* Concurrent enrollment in a UCSF/UC Berkeley (UCB)-sponsored residency or post-doctoral 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.

ATCR and MAS students use the Student Portal

Students taking individual courses:

Course Fees
How to pay (please read before applying)
Summer Course Schedule

Apply by July 15, 2023, for summer quarter
Fall quarter application available August 1, 2022
One application covers all courses in the quarter.