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ClinfoSource and Nucleus Network Jointly Launch On-Line GCP Clinical Trials Training Programs for the Australia-New Zealand Region


ClinfoSource, a US-based global online training company has partnered with Nucleus Network of Australia to provide web-based GCP training for clinical trials professionals in the Australia region, later to be extended to include New Zealand regulations. This program will offer clinical trial investigators, coordinators, research associates and others a solid and practical understanding of clinical trials conduct and management, the regulations and ethics central to the drug development process.

Danville, CA, February 28, 2008 --(PR.com)-- ClinfoSource, a global online training company based in Danville, California, announced today that it has partnered with Nucleus Network Ltd based in Victoria, Australia to jointly provide web-based GCP training for clinical trials professionals in the Australia region, later to be extended to include the New Zealand regulations. This program is intended to offer clinical trial investigators, coordinators, research associates and other clinical trials professionals a solid and practical understanding of clinical trials conduct and management, and of the regulations and ethics central to the drug development process. The program will be launched in March, 2008.

Web-based GCP training courses have been offered by ClinfoSource since 2002 in response to the growing demand for comprehensive, high quality clinical research training courses that can be accessed by clinical research personnel at their convenience and at an affordable cost. Nucleus Network has been providing in-class clinical research training to those involved in trials in Australia and New Zealand since 2005. The new collaboration will offer courses customized for the Australia-New Zealand region in the web-based format allowing convenient access to GCP training. These online courses represent a greater depth and breadth to the current in-class GCP course.

In the joint program, a trainee will have up to 12 months to complete the modules for a particular certificate. There are 5 separate certificate programs tailored to site personnel and to sponsor/CRO personnel, ranging from core training to advanced training. Alternately, custom selection of more than 50 individual modules in areas of specific interest will also be available. The courses and modules will be launched progressively beginning in March.

Dr. Kay Ranganathan, President of ClinfoSource said, “We are very excited about partnering with Nucleus Network in offering this program. Combining Nucleus Network’s expertise in clinical research training with ClinfoSource’s comprehensive set of training modules and web-based platform will facilitate GCP training for wider audience in the region”.

Robyn Lichter, Manager Nucleus Network Education added, “The expanse of our country renders a challenge to the delivery of programs with resourcing and cost maintenance. Essentially training budgets are constrained so to have alternate options which do not require a travel component for the trainee is highly desirable. The added option of training at one’s own pace will suit some people’s learning style.

This high Standard, accessible, affordable and flexible clinical research training format will address the gap for busy dedicated personnel.”

Dr Andrew Giddy, CEO of Nucleus Network said "We are very excited to be involved in the development of a new range of modules for Australia which expand the format and diversity in clinical research training."

About ClinfoSource
ClinfoSource is a global online training company located in Danville, California. Its mission is to offer comprehensive, easily accessible, consistent, and affordable training for clinical research professionals. ClinfoSource’s training programs are being used in the industry, academic institutions and at investigational sites. ClinfoSource training applications include an automated tracking system for training documentation. In addition, ClinfoSource is collaborating with a major university in California to provide hybrid training program that combines in-person and online mode of training to clinical research professionals. This program has been highly successful and well received by many in the healthcare community.

Visit ClinfoSource web site at https://www.clinfosource.com for more information.

About Nucleus Network

Nucleus Network is a centre of excellence in clinical research, with its head office located on the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct in Melbourne, Australia. Its mission is to provide global leadership in clinical trials and clinical research services by acting as a single point of contact and process management with the highest ethical standards and professional practices. Nucleus Network operates 2 early phase clinical research sites and is one of Australia’s leading Phase 1 clinical research facilities. In addition Nucleus Network provides a broad range of expertise on clinical research and product development. In this capacity Nucleus Network offers training programs to assist in compliance with internationally accepted standards and GCP requirements.

Visit Nucleus Network Website at http://www.nucleusnetwork.com.au/ for more information.

Contact:
Ranga Nathan
Director, Business Development & Marketing
ClinfoSource
Phone: 925-648-1510

Robyn Lichter
Manager, Education & Training
Nucleus Network Ltd
Phone: 03-9076-8909

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Ranga Nathan
925.648.1510
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925-786-8455

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