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Training Information

Photo of a classroom instructor leaning over a student assisting with a program on the computer.You must complete required CRIS training before you receive access to your CRIS account. All training sessions are instructor led and include online tutorials, hands-on practice, discussions, and a post-training assessment.

For more information on required classes, go to our Training Information page.

To sign up for CRIS Training, please view the CIT Training website. Under Course Catalog, select CRIS (Clinical Research Information Systems).

If you register for a class and are unable to attend, you can delete your registration to free up space for others. How to withdraw from a CRIS Training Course PDF Logo (101 KB)


For questions or to arrange accommodation for special needs call 301-496-8400 and ask to speak to a member of the training team. If a class is 'full' that you would like to attend, contact the training team at 301-496-8400.

General CRIS Training Objectives

Upon completion of these courses, the user will be able to:

  • Explain the role of system in supporting clinical research and patient care.
  • Demonstrate how to navigate various system features and functionalities.
  • Identify how the system will improve clinical workflow and management of patient care
  • Successfully utilize the system according to role description and security access.

Training Team Members

All instructors are experienced users of the CRIS and work for the NIH Clinical Center Department of Clinical Research Informatics:

Training Team Members
Starting from left: Claudia Briguglio, Claribel Sawyerr,
Sue Martin, Kim Stevens, Rubi Defensor

Accommodations for Disabilities

The classroom and restrooms are on the first floor and are wheelchair accessible.

If any special services will be needed, individuals should contact the CRIS Training Coordinator at least 2 weeks in advance to make the necessary arrangements.

CRIS Training Classes and Government Closure Due To Inclement Weather Policy

CRIS classes will be canceled if the Federal Government is closed due to inclement weather.

Note that the CRIS training instructors will be cancelling the affected class in the HHS LMS (Learning Management System) and an automated email notification of the cancellation will be sent to affected registered students.

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This page last updated 03/14/2018

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