COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus): Please click here for FAQs: Impact of COVID-19 on Human Subjects Research

Research Professionals Network Workshop Series

The Research Professionals Network offers a series of peer-led, collaborative workshops focused on topics relevant to our research professional staff and based in the Joint Task Force for Clinical Trial Competency Framework. Come learn from your colleagues’ expertise and experiences!

Workshops are taught by peer staff from the collaborating sites: BMC/BU Medical Campus, University of Vermont (and affiliate Maine Medical Center), University of Florida (and affiliate Florida State University), and Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

You must be a member of your institution’s Research Professionals Network to attend RPN workshops. To join the RPN:

  • Boston University Medical Campus and Boston Medical Center: complete the registration form here
  • University of Florida and affiliates: contact Sheila Austin
  • University of Vermont and affiliates: contact Kimberly Luebbers
  • Medical University of South Carolina and affiliates: contact Diana Lee-Chavarria

Research professionals who attend the RPN workshops can receive CE credit for this training from SoCRA or ACRP by including this information on the registration form. Please note that credit may not be available for several weeks to months due to external delays in the application process.

Are you interested in leading a workshop? Find more information about leading workshops here and by contacting the CRRO.


The schedule for the AY 2022-2023 RPN Workshop series is below. Register for a workshop by following the title link to the Zoom registration page.

Pre-registration is required. Please note that you must use your institutional/work email to register. If you need an exception to this requirement, please contact the CRRO.

Date Title/Topic
Tuesday, January 31st 3:00-4:30pm

Level: Skilled

JTF Competencies: 4, 5, 6

The WHAT, WHY, and HOW of Study Document Management

Kayla Brown, MS, PhD candidate: Clinical Research Coordinator, Psychiatry, BU

Kristen Clasen, MEd: Research Opportunities & Collaborations Metrics & Evaluation Program Manager, MUSC

Osheeca Thompson: Clinical Research Assistant, Surgery, UF

Tuesday, February 28th 3:00-4:30pm

Level: Advanced

JTF Competencies: 5, 7

Project Management in Clinical Research: Putting Out Fires and Starting Fires

Sara Ardren, PA: Clinical Research Manager, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, UVM

Rana Leed, MPH: Human Research Education Manager, Clinical Research Resources Office, BU

Thursday, March 30th – 3:00pm eConsent 

Title and presenters pending

Thursday, April 20th – 3:00pm New Technologies

Title and presenters pending

May Professional Development and Career Opportunities/Mobility

Date, title, and presenters pending

June Game Day

Date, title, and presenters pending

Future dates and topics will be listed soon!

**RPN workshops are open to all members. Typically, advanced workshops will begin at a level that assumes attendees have some fundamental knowledge about the topic.

PAST WORKSHOPS: All past workshops slides and recordings are available here!