Clinical Research Professional Orientation

Sponsored Research Funds Administration works with the Industry Sponsored Research Office (ISRO), in collaboration with a number of Cedars-Sinai clinical and regulatory departments, to offer a three-part course to provide new clinical research administrators an in-person overview of the regulations, policies and internal process to successfully initiate, conduct and close out clinical research at Cedars-Sinai. Each course or module lasts from 8 a.m. to noon. These courses are:

Clinical Research Introduction Module

  • Introduction to clinical research
  • Introduction to the regulatory environment
  • Overview of Medical Library resources
  • Introduction to ISRO
  • Introduction to Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • Introduction to research pharmacy

Clinical Coordinators Science Institute

  • Informed consent
  • Study enrollment
  • Research chart organization
  • Clinical trial documentation
  • Adverse events and deviations
  • Preparing for a monitoring visit
  • Study closeout

Financial Module

  • Clinical contracting and budgeting principles
  • Medicare coverage analysis
  • Research billing and CS-Link™
  • Budget development
  • Post-award financial management

Contact or to Enroll

To learn more about clinical research professional orientation courses, or to enroll, please contact Maggie Benton, grant and contract coordinator, at 323-866-6921 or