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Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and Michigan State University (MSU) have teamed up to help prepare a clinical research workforce ready to meet these growing market needs by offering a joint online certificate program, the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Trials Management (CRTM). The certificate program is designed for both current clinical research professionals who are seeking to further their careers and students preparing for entry-level to mid-level positions.

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Facilitates  the understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all personnel involved with a clinical research trial.

Covers data collection, management, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of results. Teaches a variety of possible research designs.

Investigates  the ethical principles, regulatory codes, and policies in research trials. Apply Now!

Familiarizes students with the governing agencies and institutions which provide for the protection of human and animal subjects.


The Biostatistics M.S. P.S.M. admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

Courses Offered

The Clinical Research Trials Management (CRTM) certificate offers four online courses.

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