Clinical Research Handbook

Purpose of Handbook

This Handbook has been created to give practical guidance to clinical research coordinators (CRCs) and other clinical researchers in the management of clinical research at Columbia University.  It is a "how to" guide oriented specifically to clinical research conducted at Columbia.  It is intended to be used in conjunction with a mandatory training course for CRCs, but it can also serve as a general reference guide for faculty and staff at the University who are involved in clinical research.  The Handbook will help faculty and staff to administer clinical research in accordance with governmental regulations and University policies.

 A PDF version of the complete Clinical Research Handbook is available at the following URL:

 Readers should be advised that changes in policies and regulations may be more current than the contents of this Handbook.  While every attempt will be made to keep this Handbook up-to-date, ultimately the most current information will be found in government regulations, sponsor documentation and the University's numerous websites.