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Writing Clinical Study Protocols

Upcoming Courses
Course #: BI12249
January 14, 2016
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern
Course #: BI12365
April 13, 2016
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern
Course #: BI12444
July 20, 2016
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern

Course Description

The basis and success of any drug or device development program is the clinical trial protocol. Clinical trials conducted under an IND or IDE cannot begin without a protocol, and yet there is variability between companies and individuals on how to approach writing this critical document. Clinical trials and entire programs have failed because the protocol was not scientifically sound. Knowing how to effectively research and write a clinical trial protocol is essential to a compound achieving IRB and market approval.

Over the course of a development plan, new protocols, amendments, and concept sheets will be needed. Protocols for Phases 1, 2, 3 and 4 require different writing approaches and you must know what the agency expects at every development milestone to avoid the trial being put on clinical hold. Moreover, amendments, however unwelcome, are a necessary part of the development process.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the overall structure of a protocol and regulatory requirements
  • Describe the requirements for a protocol, including:
          o Establishing the indication(s)
          o Types of studies
          o Design (single blind, double blind, randomized, etc.)
          o Establishing the hypothesis
          o What is safety and efficacy and how do you establish either or both
          o Determining inclusion/exclusion criteria
          o Determining the Schedule of Events
          o Adverse and Serious Adverse Event reporting

Who Should Attend

  • Medical Directors
  • Medical Writers
  • Clinical Research Associates
  • Regulatory Affairs Professionals
  • Research and Development Personnel


Cheryl Vitow

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Registration Fees


Includes up to 20 participants at one site. All participants (up to 20) are eligible for “Certificates of Attendance,” and accreditation, provided that accreditation requirements are met. For groups larger than 20 or for additional sites, please call +1 781.972.5400 or toll-free in the U.S. 800.856.2556 for pricing.

Accreditation Information

Barnett International is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  Participants will receive 3 hours (0.3 CEUs) of continuing education credit for full participation, including the completion of a pre-test, post-test, and program evaluation. Barnett International will issue a receipt of completion for earned CEUs within three weeks of program completion.  ACPE#: 0778-0000-14-038-L01-P. Released: 4/14.  

Hold this course at your company! For more information, contact Naila Ganatra at +1 215.413.2471.