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Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)


Registration for the 2023-2024 course year is open now through June 28, 2024.

Individuals internal and external to NIH will be able to register for the course. To register, please follow these steps:

1. Go to Office of Clinical Research Education and Collaboration Outreach (OCRECO) Learning Management System (LMS) Portal
We recommend using Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Safari browsers on a desktop device to view and access our OCRECO LMS portal.

2. Click on "Create Your OCRECO Course Account" and fill out the registration form. You will receive an automated email to verify your email address in order to create your new log-in credentials.

3. Log-in to the OCRECO LMS Portal

4. Click on the "Enroll in Course" button next to the Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research course listing. The course will be added to your OCRECO LMS account page and will appear under "My Active Courses" or on the "My Courses" tab of your account.

Technical Support

  • If you have difficulty logging in to the course portal after creating an account, please use the "Forgot Password" link on the log-in page.
  • Before attempting to log-in again with new credentials, we recommend refreshing and clearing your browser and/or cache. Make sure you are using the recommended web browsers: Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Safari on a desktop device.
  • If you need further assistance, please send an email with the following information to
    • Username
    • Email used for registration
    • Web Browser used
    • Screenshot of any error message if possible
  • Resolution of technical issue requests may take several business days. We thank you for your patience.

Non-Registered Lecture Option

Only registered participants are allowed to take the final exam and receive a certificate of completion. However, if you do not wish to enroll in the course, you can still view the individual course lectures. This is a good option for individuals who want to focus on part but not all of the course material. Click on either of the links below to view the lectures through the NIH YouTube Playlist or the NIH VideoCast website**.

YouTube Icon Individual Course Lectures

NIH VideoCast Lectures

**The NIH VideoCast Lectures may not be archived in the same order as shown in the course website or in the YouTube playlist. Please refer to the course syllabus to watch the lecture videos in the correct order.

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