HIP Program

The Human Investigations Program (HIP)

Academic Courses in Clinical Research

The Human Investigations Program (HIP) offers an integrated clinical and translational education curriculum sponsored by OCTRI. The program aims to meet the needs of clinicians and scientists who are interested in exploring research in their areas of focus. The program was designed around the very practical skills and knowledge necessary to successfully conduct clinical and translational research.

HIP is open to faculty, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. (View detailed eligibility requirements.) There are three basic ways to participate in HIP:

Master of Clinical Research

The Master of Clinical Research (MCR) track focuses on formal training for health care professionals who desire to make clinical or translational research either their predominant focus or a substantial part of their long-term career goals.

Certificate of Training in Human Investigations

This two-year Certificate track combines a series of rigorous didactic courses, experiential learning, and mentored training in clinical research at OHSU.

Non-degree Track

A non-degree track is available to those who wish to enroll in core didactic courses of interest but not complete a certificate or MCR degree.


OCTRI Research Forum Series

The OCTRI Research Forum Series offers monthly, noon-time seminars that highlight practical topics of interest to clinical and translational researchers, such as faculty development, grant funding opportunities, and research resources.