CTU Bern

The clinical study protocol basics

The study protocol is the basis of any clinical investigation and a key factor in the success of the trial. This half-day course is a very condensed version of the former Writing a clinical trial protocol course. The importance of the protocol as the central document for a study will be discussed and essential elements for the most important chapters will be presented. Connections between chapters and elements will be highlighted with a special focus on the importance of consistency within the document. In a small group work we will critically appraise and discuss a real protocol of a randomized-controlled trial.

Note that this is not a course on regulatory affairs/the approval process or English language and grammar.

Target Audience

  • Principal & Sponsor-Investigators
  • Study coordinators/project managers


This is a half-day course:

  • Friday, 2 September 2022, 13:00-17:00 h

Number of participants: minimum 6
Please register for the courses 2021 with your credit card here.


Internal participants:    CHF 30.- (staff of the Inselspital, Bern University hospital and the University of Bern and students enrolled at the University of Bern)
External participants:  CHF 250.-


CTU Bern, Mittelstrasse 43, 3012 Bern, room 320


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