Clinical trials award administration

There are many elements unique to managing clinical trials funding. It is essential to develop a thorough understanding of all key components in the financial life cycle of clinical trials and use key tools for successfully planning and managing these finances.


Clinical Trials 1: Pre-Award Administration

This course explores the unique budgeting issues associated with clinical trials, examines how to deal with them, and explains how to prepare budgets for both industry and non-industry sponsored clinical trials at OHSU. Guidance on how to set up accounts and procedures to assure appropriate charging when the study is underway is also covered.


Clinical Trials 2: Post-Award

Industry clinical trial post-award topics covered in this course include understanding what occurs in the setup process, the difference between the awarded amount of the study and the clinical trial budget in OGA, and the purpose and importance of OGA end and close dates. The course also explores applying and managing cash, handling invoices, managing expenses and deficits, preparing the project for financial closeout, and setting up and managing post-closing Program Development Accounts (PDAs).


Continuing Education Credits

Two CECs are available for each of these courses granted by OHSU School of Nursing based on approval each term. More information on this is available upon registration.



Beginner/Intermediate: For anyone planning, coordinating, or managing industry clinical trial finances.


2 hours each, offered semi-annually.


Use the course name to search for scheduled class dates and enroll via Compass (OHSU employees only).