ICCR – Intensive Course in Clinical Research: Study Design & Performance


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The Spectrum Intensive Course in Clinical Research (ICCR) is a one-week immersion course designed for new clinical investigators, senior residents, fellows, and junior faculty interested in pursuing careers in clinical and translational research.

Students spend five days and four late evenings immersed in all aspects of research study design and performance. The format combines didactics with intense group/team activities focused on practical issues in clinical research design—from selection of a researchable study question through actual writing of a research proposal. Lectures and panel discussions are presented by an accomplished faculty of Stanford clinical researchers and key leaders from the Stanford community. Every presentation includes a discussion of relevant issues.

Sponsored by the Spectrum Programs: Career Diversity and Development Center; Center for Innovative Study Design; Child Health; Operations, Training and Compliance; and Research Education and Training.

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Key Points
  • ICCR explores career advancement, time management, and challenges of clinical trials research; discussion of individual projects and opportunities for collaboration with peers and mentors.
  • ICCR inspires networking across departments with an extended network of colleagues, and provide resources to achieve successful clinical and translational research projects.
  • To attend ICCR the Stanford resident, fellow or junior faculty must be nominated by the Division Chief or Department Chair and be released from all clinical and work-related duties during the course week.

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