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Clinical Research Seminar

Offered monthly, Clinical Research Seminars provide a learning opportunity for the research community on a number of topics within human subjects research. These seminars often include important ethical, regulatory, or implementation content. Organized by the CRRO, the seminar series is supported by the Clinical Translational Science Institute and the Office of Human Research Affairs.

Seminars are sixty minutes in length and are held remotely. Zoom meeting information will be provided prior to the seminar (usually 24 hours before) and will be sent only to those who have registered in advance. 

Seminars are designed for BU Medical Campus and BMC staff or those from affiliated institutions. Individuals from non-affiliated external organizations or institutions are unable to attend. Registrations must be completed using an institutional email address, no personal email addresses will be accepted. 

All previous seminar recordings and slides are available in our Seminar Library

Suggestions for future seminars are always welcome and can be submitted by completing our Training and Education Recommendation Form

Academic Year 2022-2023 Seminar Offerings – All seminars are scheduled for 12 – 1pm
Check back often as information is continuously updated when topics and presenters are confirmed. Registration forms are available by clicking on the date for each seminar. 

April 12th, 2023 – Overview and Significance of Quality Assurance Process: You’ve been selected for a routine QA Review – Now what?
This seminar will focus on the BU Office of Human Research Affairs (OHRA) Quality Assurance Program. Presenters will provide an overview of the purpose, lifecycle, and goals of the QA review process as well as how review findings support the integrity and quality of research.

  1. Educate BMC/BUMC study teams of the purpose and value of the OHRA Quality Assurance program.
  2. Detail the full lifecycle and goals of a quality assurance review.
  3. Describe the learning outcomes of the quality assurance review for study teams, including how findings support the integrity and quality of their research beyond the review process.

    Emily Crowley, MPH, CIP – Human Research Quality Manager, Office of Human Research Affairs
    Alyssa Pingitore, BS – Human Research Quality Manager, Office of Human Research Affairs

    May 10th, 2023 – Recruitment Best Practices
    More information pending!

    June 14th, 2023 – Grab Bag of Support and Resources
    More information pending!

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