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Training and Education Portfolio

    The Clinical Research Resources Office offers a variety of training and educational opportunities throughout the year. Generally targeted towards those working in human subjects research at Boston University Medical Campus and Boston Medical Center, these opportunities provide learning for investigators and research staff.

    Clinical Research Seminar
    Offered monthly, seminars provide a forum to discuss important ethical, regulatory, or operational research topics.

    Research Professional Workshops
    Offered monthly, workshops are a peer-led, collaborative effort and are focused on topics that are relevant to research professional staff including coordinators and managers.

    Summer Sessions
    Offered periodically during the summer (July or August), these sessions are focused on practical learning with an emphasis on real-life examples and demonstrations when applicable.
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    Fundamentals in the Conduct of Clinical Research: BMC and BU Medical Campus Clinical Research Professional Staff Training
    Offered quarterly, this training is designed for all study staff, regardless of level of experience. In a series of 2.5 hour sessions over four consecutive weeks, study staff will learn about current regulations and best practices as well as providing tools and resources for successful study implementation. This training can fulfill the Good Clinical Practice training requirement for those working on clinical trials.

    The Principal Investigator Role: What Every New and Seasoned PI Needs to Know about the Conduct and Oversight of Clinical Research
    Offered quarterly, this training is designed for those serving as a Principal Investigator. In one 3.5 hour session, investigators will learn about current regulations and best practices as well as providing tools and resources for successful study implementation. A focus will be on the oversight responsibility that a PI has when leading a study. This training can fulfill the Good Clinical Practice training requirement for those working on clinical trials.

    Sponsor-Investigator Training
    Offered upon request, this is required training for investigators holding their own IND or IDE, per HRPP Policy 6.2.3.1. This training must be completed prior to receiving IRB study approval.

    Custom or Departmental Training
    Additional training is available upon request by contacting us. Examples include annual presentations to incoming fellows or residents, Standard Operating Procedure training, or targeting training on any aspect of clinical research that an individual, study team, or institutional department or group has a learning need for.  We’re happy to talk through the options and develop a training presentation that meets your needs.


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    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).