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Clinical Research Times

December 21, 2021

Dear Colleague:

This month’s Feature Article provides a recap of the important topics that were covered in 2021, including new updates.

Also, this issue of the CR TIMES introduces a brand-new monthly column entitled, “Getting to Know,” providing the research community with important information about tips, lessons learned, regulations, and the expanding use of  Whether or not you currently have a study registered on this national registry platform, it is important to become familiar with, as the information it contains can be useful to all involved in clinical research.

Also check out:

  • “Things to Know”
    • On the use of ClinCard at Boston Medical Center, including a new ClinCard FAQ Sheet
    • On the IRB Office closure during intersession, and the upcoming IRB office drop-in hours for January 2022.
  • “The CRRO Corner” on upcoming trainings (Fundamentals in the Conduct of Clinical Research and Principal Investigator Role training), as well as the Clinical Research Seminar and RPN calendars for the remainder of AY 2021/22.
  • “Dear IRB” for how to characterize and report COVID-19 positive cases of research study staff or research participants to the IRB.

Learn more at

Matthew T. Ogrodnik, MS, CIP, Editor, CR TIMES
Director, Office of Human Research Affairs