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Clinical Research Seminars

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 2023-2024 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. 

May 8, 2024Common Quality Assurance Review Findings: Lessons for Improving Your Own Research
This seminar is presented by the Office of Human Research Affairs (OHRA) Research Quality Program. The presenter will discuss the role of deviations as a learning opportunity for research improvement, describe common routine quality assurance (QA) review findings, and educate researchers on how to identify, address, and/or prevent these issues in their own research.

Alyssa Pingitore, BS – Human Research Quality Manager, Office of Human Research Affairs, BUMC


  • Discuss the role of deviations as a learning opportunity for research operations improvement.
  • Describe common types of deviations identified in OHRA routine quality assurance (QA) reviews.
  • Provide researchers with tips for identifying, addressing, and/or preventing these issues in their own research, even without undergoing a QA review.
  • Share additional resources for internal quality assurance checks and self-assessments.

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