Fundamental Training for U-M Affiliates

The following self-guided resources are recommended as an introduction to good clinical research practice.

These courses provide a broad overview of human subjects research and best practices that can be adapted to any type of research.


While these courses are based on the principles of Good Clinical Practice from the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH-GCP), they are not intended to substitute or replace any required research education. Use of these materials does not imply certification of research skills. MICHR is not responsible for documenting completion of these courses. Please contact your departmental research education coordinator for instructions on training you may need to complete.

 Total time:  4 hours 30 minutes


Below are additional resources that may be helpful to investigators conducting clinical and translational research. The items are listed in no particular order or rank and may be completed as needed. This is not intended as a comprehensive list of training resources. Please contact your departmental research education coordinator for instructions on training you may need to complete.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Developing Research Questions

Choosing an Appropriate Study Design

Selecting Valid Instruments

Designing the Best Data Strategy

Determining Adequate Number of Study Participants

Team Science

Identifying Faculty Collaborators

  • Finding Collaborators Toolkit (Coming soon)

Writing Consent Forms

Obtaining Valid Informed Consent

Professional Development