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Training & Education

  • Fundamentals in the Conduct of Clinical Research: BMC and BU Medical Campus Clinical Research Professional Staff Training
    This is an eight-hour training designed for all members of the engaged research team that need to know the current regulations, best practices and tools to facilitate implementation of clinical/human subjects research. The focus is Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for Clinical Research Processionals. This training fulfills the GCP training requirement for individuals involved in the conduct of clinical trials. The training takes place in 2-hour sessions delivered over four consecutive weeks
  • The Principal Investigator Role: What Every New and Seasoned PI Needs to Know about the Conduct and Oversight of Clinical Research
    This is a three-hour training focused on study conduct and oversight for new PIs (MDs, RNs, PhDs, etc.) who conduct clinical research, research fellows who plan to become PIs, and experienced PIs interested in a refresher. This training fulfills the GCP training requirement for individuals involved in the conduct of clinical trials.
  • Clinical Research Seminar: Monthly seminar devoted to clinical research conduct, design, management, and practice issues.
  • Additional trainings/education: Please contact the CRRO to support all of your clinical research education/training needs.
    • Sponsor-Investigator training: Required training for Sponsor-Investigators (Investigators holding their own INDs or IDEs).
    • IND/IDE trainings: These trainings were conducted in collaboration with Duke Clinical Translational Science Institute and are available by video.
    • Special Training Workshops: More in-depth training on a variety of topics such as informed consent and AE monitoring and reporting.
    • Custom training: Do you need something that is not listed here? Please contact the CRRO.


The Clinical Research Resources Office receives major funding support from the Boston University Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI).  The BU-CTSI is an NIH center of expertise, providing tools, services and resources to clinical investigators, maximizing the impact of discoveries & speeding the translation of research into improved patient care.  Please cite the BU-CTSI grant number in relevant publications (1UL1TR001430).