Basic course for clinical investigators BROK®
The Basic Course Regulations and Organization for Clinical Investigators (BROK) deals with laws and regulations when conducting clinical research and is compulsory for all researchers involved in human-based scientific research that falls under the scope of the WMO. For more information, see the national NFU BROK website and the eBROK e-learning.
The BROK course is an e-learning and can be done online in its entirety, including a national exam. While completing the national e-learning, you will follow a center-specific e-learning where the policy of the Radboudumc with regard to human-related research is discussed.
The BROK course is mandatory for researchers involved in human-based scientific research that falls under the scope of the Medical Research Involving Human Subjects Act (WMO).
The BROK is mandatory for researchers who are involved in research subject to the WMO. Researchers must be BROK certified at the start of the study (or the moment their study activities start).
The BROK is recommended for researchers involved in research that is not subject to the WMO. These researchers are obligated to complete the Radboudumc specific e-learning on human-related scientific research.
For more information on training requirements, see the policy guideline on Training.
The total course takes approx. 26 hours. A re-registration takes approximately 5 hours (including the Radboudumc-specific e-learning of 2 hours).
The BROK course is ABAN / ABFE accredited for 16 credits, 5 credits for the re-registration. The BROK course applies to 1.5 EC (ECTS) points for (PhD-)students.