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Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research
and Regulatory Affairs

Online Training in Clinical Research & Regulatory Affairs | Regulatory Affairs Training

Online Training in Clinical Research & Regulatory Affairs | Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Training

Clinical research is a highly dynamic and vital discipline addressing to the need of evaluating new treatments in an ethical manner. A recent recognition of diversity in inter-individual and interracial gene pools along with an age old cultural diversity makes it more challenging. Progress towards the concept of building personalized medicines is giving a new shape to the whole pharmaceutical research and development industry.

Central to this scientific discipline is the domain of regulatory affairs which forms a web of standardized laws and conventions striking a balance between facilitation of innovation and safety of clinical research subjects.

In today’s clinical research environment, regulatory affairs professionals spearhead the multinational projects and ensure that trials are conducted in accordance to the regulatory requirements of the sponsor’s country as well as the country hosting the study.

We at the James Lind Institute develop students interested in regulatory affairs into accomplished professionals abreast with the latest knowledge required. The APGDCR-RA course is practically oriented and based on the tasks expected of a regulatory affairs expert in the clinical research industry. Students enrolled for the APGDCR-RA course are provided with the knowledge of the worldwide regulatory framework and develop skills required for regulatory strategic planning throughout the product lifecycle. Students in this course learn the methods of critical evaluation for risk/benefit analysis by analyzing the economic, societal, regulatory and corporate demands. Students also gain the knowledge necessary for working in an advisory position as a regulatory affairs expert for pre and post marketing projects. Further students in this course are taught to interface with the regulatory authorities and clinical research stakeholders for facilitation of regulatory compliance.  

Course Structure



    program curriculum


program curriculum

Course duration

Self Paced 6 - 8 months (Maximum duration 24 months)

A student for the Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research & Regulatory Affairs (APGDCR-RA) is expected to study online for a minimum of fifteen hours per week.

Course Assessment

Course assessment involves online multiple choice questions for each lecture, followed by assignments for each study module.

Overall academic performance in the program is measured on a 4 point Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) scale. More information about this is available here: Evaluation System

Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility criteria for the course would include either of the following:

  • MBBS/BHMS/BAMS/BPT/MPT/BDS/BMLT/Bachelor in Naturopathy & Veterinary Science /MD/MS.

  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutical Sciences.

  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in Life Sciences (Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology).

  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in Chemistry/Biostatistics/ Bioinformatics.

  • Graduate or equivalent degree in Nursing/Allied Health.

  • Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses may also apply.

Fee Structure

Course fee for all JLI courses is very reasonable. Please use our Course Fee Calculator below to know the course fee applicable to you.

If you are not sure about the fee applicable to you for Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs, please send an email to or chat with our online counsellor.

For more details about the admission procedure please click here.

Academic Support

Throughout the course, the students can interact with the faculty and other students via the “Online Campus Tutoring Centre” to discuss any coursework related issues.

Each student in the APGDCR-RA course is assigned a mentor throughout the course who will be a senior professional from the Industry. Students are in close contact with the “Student Success Team” during the course and thereafter as alumni. To know more about the “Student Success Team”, click here.

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