Diploma in Clinical Research & Regulatory Affairs


Oracle Siebel Clinical – software access is included.




The Advanced Diploma in Clinical Research & Regulatory Affairs (ADCR-RA) is an e-learning program designed to provide you a complete understanding of the core areas of clinical research and pharmaceutical regulatory affairs. It provides knowledge of global regulatory framework and develops skills required for regulatory strategy planning to ensure regulatory compliance. The course is delivered through our learning portal and is aligned to the requirements of the industry.

The Advanced Diploma in Clinical Research & Regulatory Affairs course is aligned to the requirements of the industry and prepares you for the role of a regulatory affairs specialist for pre and post marketing studies. It includes hands-on training modules on Oracle Siebel Clinical CTMS for Clinical Research which is an enterprise application used in clinical research operations by most Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations,.

The course comprises 35 modules, 192 chapters, 146 Quizzes and comprehensively covers all aspects of clinical research and regulatory affairs thus making you eligible for both roles in the industry. At the end of this you can choose to explore a career in clinical research operations or regulatory affairs. This enables you to develop multiple skills and be eligible for a wider set of opportunities.

On completing your enrolment for the program you will instantly get access to our online learning portal and the relevant software.

This course includes access to latest version of Oracle Siebel Clinical– CTMS software for hands on practical experience.

Key Features


  • Full access to e-Learning Portal containing Multimedia Tutorials, Recorded Lectures and Quizzes.
  • 24×7 access to Oracle Siebel Clinical software
  • Course Instructor support via Discussion Forums


Course Stats – 35 Modules, 192 Chapters, 146 Quizzes


Module 1 – General Introduction
  • Pharmaceutical & CR – Industry Overview
  • Introduction to Clinical Research
  • Stakeholders and Roles in Clinical Research
  • History and Milestones in Clinical Research
  • Principles of Good Clinical Practice
  • Technologies in Clinical Trial Management
  • Overview of Clinical Research Regulatory Bodies
Module 2 – Epedemiology and Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)
  • Epidemiology 1 – Introduction
  • Epidemiology 2 – Concept of Causation
  • Epidemiology 3 – Epedemiological Study Designs
  • Epidemiology 4 – Statistics
  • Evidence Based Medicine
Module 3 – Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • Introduction to Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • Pre-clinical Development of Drugs and Biologics
  • Clinical Phases of Drug development
  • General Pharmacology
  • BA-BE Studies
  • Pharmacogenetics-Pharmacogenomics
  • Toxicology
  • Systemic Pharmacology
  • Clinical Trial Design
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Clinical Trials in Pediatrics
  • Drug Safety in Pregnancy
  • Research Methods for Genetics Studies
  • Stem Cell Research and its Applications
  • Endpoints in Clinical Trials
  • Clinical Trial Registries
Module 4 – Therapeutic Areas
  • Introduction to Health and Disease
  • Endocrinology 1
  • Endocrinology 2 (Diabetes)
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Women’s Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Dermatology
Module 5 – Ethics in Clinical Research
  • Ethics in Clinical Research
  • Informed Consent Process
  • International Conference for Harmonization
  • Schedule-Y
  • ICMR Guidelines
Module 6 – Roles and Responsibilities
  • Investigator Responsibilities
  • Sponsor-Vendor Responsibilities
  • IRB Responsibilities
  • Role of Clinical Research Personnel
Module 7 – Clinical Trial Preparation
  • Clinical Study Protocol – Protocol Writing
  • CRF Design
Module 8 – Essential Documents and Regulatory Submission
  • Essential Documents
  • IND Submission
  • Clinical Study Report (CSR)
  • NDA Submission
Module 9 – Study Start-up
  • Study Feasibility and Site Selection
  • Pre-Study Visit
  • Site Initiation
  • Informed Consent Process
  • Subject Recruitment and Retention
  • Trial Master File
Module 10 – Clinical Trials Monitoring
  • Routine Site Monitoring
  • CRF Review and Source Data Verification
  • Drug Accountability
  • Safety Reporting and Pharmacovigilance
  • Site Close-out
Module 11 – Compliance and Audits
  • Site Audit and Overview
  • Sponsor Compliance and Audit
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in Clinical Research
  • Electronic Records and Signatures
  • Conflict of Interest
Module 12 – Data Management and Biostatistics
  • Data Management Overview
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Data Analysis and Reporting
Module 13 – Regulatory Affairs in Clinical Research
  • Regulatory Enviroment in the US
  • Regulatory Environment in Europe
  • Regulatory Environment in India
Module 14 – Medical Device Trials
  • Medical Devices – Definition and Lifecycle
  • Global Regulatory Strategy for Medical Devices
  • Medical Device- Trial Design Considerations
Module 15 – Project and Vendor Management
  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Integrated Project Management
  • Clinical Research Outsourcing – Vendor Selection
  • Clinical Research Outsourcing – Vendor Management
  • Clinical Trial Supplies
Module 16 – Financial Management of Clinical Trials
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Clinical Trial Budgeting
  • Clinical Trials Marketing
  • Indemnity and Compensation
Module 17 – Personality Development and Communication Skills
  • Understanding Self
  • Self-esteem
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Attitude
  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Group Dynamics and Team building
  • Stress Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Time Management
  • Conflict Management
Module 18 – Oracle Siebel Clinical CTMS
  • Siebel Clinical – Application Overview
  • Siebel Clinical – Business Solution Footprint
  • Siebel Clinical for Clinical Trial Management
  • Siebel Clinical Fundamentals
  • Siebel Clinical Fundamentals – Session 1
Module 19 – Introduction to the Judicial System in India
  • Introduction to Medical Ethics, Medical Malpractice
  • Overview of Judicial System in India
  • Legitimacy and Paternity
  • Privileged Communication and Professional Secrets
Module 20 – Drugs and Cosmetic Act and Rules
  • Introduction, Aims and Objectives, Definitions
  • Schedules to Drug Rules
  • Import, Manufacture and Sale of Drugs
  • Labeling and Packaging of Drugs
Module 21 – Schedule Y
  • Introduction, Amendments to Schedule Y
  • Clinical Trials
  • Studies in Special Population, Post Marketing Surveillance and Special Studies
  • Appendices
Module 22 – Indian Regulations Governing Clinical Trials
  • Regulatory Authorities in India
  • Guidelines and important provisions
  • Indian Regulatory Approval Process and approval timelines
Module 23 – Regulatory Regime in US
  • Responsibilities of US FDA
  • FDA Centers
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • FDA guidelines for industry
Module 24 – European Medicines Agency (EMEA)
  • Introduction, Roles and Responsibilities of EMEA
  • Committees of EMEA
  • EU Clinical Directives
Module 25 – Regulations in Japan
  • Organization and Function of MHLW (JAPAN)
  • Pharmaceutical Laws and Regulations in Japan
  • Drug Development in Japan
Module 26 – In-Vitro and In-Vivo Pre-clinical studies
  • ICH Safety Guidelines related to Carcinogenicity, Genotoxicity, Reprotoxicity
  • ICH safety guidelines related to pharmacology and immunotoxicology studies
Module 27 – Efficacy Topics related to Clinical Studies
  • Clinical Safety
  • Dose Response Studies
  • Clinical Evaluation
Module 28 – Common Technical Document (CTD)
  • General principles of CTD
  • Modules with Diagrammatic representation
  • eCTD
Module 29 – IND and NDA Requirements
  • IND and NDA applications in U.S
  • IND and NDA Applications in India
Module 30 – CMC Information
  • CMC for Phase I
  • CMC for Phase II and III
Module 31 – Overview of GHTF
  • Organization
  • Study Groups and Documents
Module 32 – Regulatory Processes for Medical Devices and Veterinary Products
  • U.S Scenario
  • Indian Scenario
Module 33 – Biosimilars EMEA Guidance and Regulations
  • Guidelines and Applications of Biosimilars
  • Specific Guidelines
Module 34 – Biopharmaceutical Indian Regulations and Guidelines
  • Regulatory Bodies
  • Guidelines for Pre-Clinical and Clinical studies
Module 35 – Regulatory Strategic Planning, Interfacing and Corporate Communications
  • Regulatory Strategic Planning
  • Corporate Communications
Course Completion
  • Final Assessment
  • Course Certification



At the end of the course, students will be awarded a certificate of completion.



The duration of this program is 6 months.

You will have access to the course, and Oracle Siebel Clinical software for the duration of the program.


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