Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO
CCBIO Research School / Neuro-SysMed Research School

CCBIONeur911: Clinical Trials course 2021

The completed program qualifies for a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certificate and covers several aspects of clinical trials – from design planning to execution – with learning examples from cancer research and neurological research alike.

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Clinical trials are studies performed in humans aimed at evaluating one or more medical surgical or behavioral intervention(s), and trials are the primary method to determine whether a new treatment is safe and effective. Most often a clinical cancer trial compare the most effective known treatment for a specific type or stage of cancer with a new approach although other designs are used more and more. Today clinical trials for almost every type of cancer and the numbers are increasing. While many trials focus on late stage disease there are also trials for cancer prevention and early diagnosis, and prevention of recurrence and survivorship.

Line Bjørge (CCBIO) and Øivind Grytten Torkildsen (Neuro-SysMed) are academically responsible for the course CCBIONeur911: Clinical Trials in Cancer and Neurological Diseases, a collaboration between CCBIO and Neuro-SysMed. This is a continuation of CCBIO's course Clinical trials in Cancer Research from 2019, at that time organized by Line Bjørge and Hani Gabra.

Administrative coordinators are Benedicte Sjo Tislevoll for CCBIO and Hilde Norborg for Neuro-SysMed.

When: September 29 – October 1, 2021

Where: On-site 29.09 at Auditorium 2, BB-building, and 30.09 and 01.10 at Store auditorium, Sentralblokka, Haukeland Univ. Hospital. Also possible with online participation (contact the administrative coordinators). 

Topics in the course:

  • What is a clinical study?
  • Study design
  • The pharmaceutical company perspective
  • The patient's perspective
  • Ethics
  • GCP overiview and concepts
  • Practical running of a clinical trial
  • Formalities and regulations
  • Writing a protocol
  • Applications and funding
  • Contracts
  • Translational research protocols
  • Clinical trials as part of normal clinical operations
  • Success factors
  • Clinical trials in the future

Registration: Will be available in Studentweb as of July 1, deadline September 5. Please register in Studentweb if you are already enrolled at the UiB. If you are not enrolled at the UiB, you register through Søknadsweb, where you simultaneously apply for UiB guest student status (also deadline September 5). 

Available for non-ECTS participation: Yes, use this link.

Open to all, and no fee.

ECTS: approved for 2 ECTS.

Read more at the student pages.