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Clinical Research Support

Clinical Trials Education


DF/HCC Research Staff Orientation is designed for new study coordinators and research nurses working at one of the Harvard-affiliated institutions. This program is intended to supplement the orientation training offered by your institution's cancer clinical trials office.

You must finish all five components to complete DF/HCC Research Staff Orientation and receive a certificate of completion.


Component 1

Read the Guide to Human Research Activities. Click here to access this online manual.


Component 3

Review the DF/HCC Standard Operating Policies and Procedures for Clinical Research and the specific procedures related to PI-Initiated Multi-Center Trials.

Click the links below to access the information: 
Multi-Center Trial Procedures 


Component 4

Establish a username and password to access copies of the laboratory regulatory documents (CLIA/CAP certificates, Lab Director CV's, Laboratory Normals) located on the DF/HCC Clinical Research Support website under the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) section.

Click here for instructions on how to obtain a DF/HCC website login account for this password protected site.


Component 5

Complete and send this training form to the Clinical Trials Education Office (CTEO) at cteo@dfci.harvard.edu.