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ClinfoSource and California State University, East Bay Jointly Launch On-Line Certificate Program in Clinical Research
Date:8/12/2009

ClinfoSource, a US-based global online training company has partnered with California State University, East Bay to provide a web-based certificate program in clinical research. This program will offer aspiring as well as experienced clinical research professionals a solid and practical understanding of clinical trials conduct and management, pertaining to the drug development process.

San Ramon, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2009 -- ClinfoSource (www.clinfosource.com), provider of online Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training for clinical research professionals, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) (www.CSUeastbay.edu), to jointly offer a web-based certificate program in clinical research. Named 'Clinical Research Education and Training-Online' or CREAT-e, the program comprises three comprehensive courses in clinical research, encompassing the regulations and guidelines for the conduct and management of clinical trials.

In addition to the online course content, the program includes online discussion forums, web-based seminars and course assignments.

The program is targeted for professionals who are seeking a career in Bio-Pharma and Contract Research Organizations (CROs) as well as for experienced clinical research professionals (CRAs, Project Managers and Clinical Coordinators) who are seeking to refresh and enhance their knowledge of the drug development process.

After the successful introduction as a pilot program in May 2009, the CREAT-e program will be officially launched as a full certificate program in September of this year.

Program Website: Visit www.ce.csueastbay.edu/certificate/clinical/index.shtml

"With Cal State University East Bay's vast portfolio of online programs as well as award winning continuing education programs, ClinfoSource sees a nice fit to this collaboration" says Dr. Kay Ranganathan, President of ClinfoSource. "We are very excited about this partnership. Along with our outstanding faculty who will be moderating the courses, the program offers high quality and easily accessible training for professionals in the clinical research field. Students from anywhere around the world will be able to participate in the program, and complete the three required courses in as little as 6 months".

Dr Gigi Nordquist, CSUEB's Senior Program Director, Division of Continuing and International Education, said "We're thrilled to partner with ClinfoSource in providing this innovative new certificate program. ClinfoSource's extensive history in clinical trials conduct and management training, along with Cal State East Bay's 50 years of continuing education experience provides a top-notch learning opportunity for anyone interested in entering or advancing in this intriguing field."

About ClinfoSource:

Headquartered in San Ramon, CA, ClinfoSource provides comprehensive and easy to use GCP training and automated training documentation system for clinical research professionals. ClinfoSource's program is used by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), medicals schools, Clinical Research Organizations and Investigational Site personnel around the world. The program addresses various aspects of clinical research conduct and management in accordance with FDA regulations and international guidelines, and discusses the practical aspects and ethical considerations inherent to the drug development process.

For more information about ClinfoSource please visit www.clinfosource.com.

About California State University, East Bay

CSUEB is a public university located in Hayward, California in the Eastern San Francisco bay area. It is known for its award winning continuing education programs and has a vast portfolio of online programs for students to choose from. The University offers more than 100 career-focused fields and its mission is to provide an academically rich, multicultural learning experience that prepares all its students to realize their goals, pursue meaningful lifework, and to be socially responsible contributors to their communities, locally and globally.
For more information about the CREAT-e program please visit: www.ce.csueastbay.edu/certificate/clinical/index.shtml.

Contact:

Ranga Nathan
Director, Business Development & Marketing
ClinfoSource
925-648-1510

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