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Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER): Education and Training

The Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE) and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Pittsburgh offer the following multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and individualized training programs that focus on the principles, practices, and methodologies of comparative effectiveness research:

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Track for the MS in Clinical Research Program

Certificate in Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)

Expanding National Capacity in PCOR through Training (ENACT)

Click here to view information about the successfully completed Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) K12 Scholars Program


"When asked if I would have been able to be as prolific a researcher without classes, I truly answered that there was no way I would have been able to accomplish everything I have without the additional education I received."

—Former CER Trainee