Clinical Research Times

December 11, 2019

Dear Colleague:

Because both November and December are shortened by holidays, we have altered our publication schedule to have one combined issue for both of these months.

If you screen subjects for study eligibility, then you’ll want to read the feature article “Screening Potential Research Subjects.” Check out this November-December CR TIMES Feature Article for details.

Also check out:

  • “Dear IRB” for guidance when participating in a research study in another country
  • “The CRRO Corner” on the importance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • “Things to Know” on the new PI MCSR License requirement for IND studies; and on the updated review process for Promotional Recruitment Materials
  • The IRB office will be closed during the Boston University Intersession, from Tuesday, December 24 through January 1.  The “Things to Know” includes information on how to contact the IRB during this period.

Learn more at

John Ennever, MD, PhD, CIP, Editor
Director, Human Research Protection Program