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Clinical Trial Design, July 15-September 30, 2015
Applications due April 1

This hybrid (online and in-person) course will focus on the theory and practice of clinical trials. Participants will plan and develop a clinical trial proposal with the help of biostatistical and IRB consultations, as well as online didactic lectures and peer feedback. At the conclusion of this 12-week course, each participant will leave with a complete protocol design and template.

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New Video Series for Prospective Participants The Research Subject Advocacy Program has developed a series of brief informational videos for those considering research participation. The series discusses the importance of clinical research, risks, and benefits of participating, and participant rights and protections. Watch the series on the Harvard Catalyst website.

ClinicalTrials.gov: What is it? How do I register? Federal law and journal publication standards require that investigators register their clinical studies in a publicly accessible database. It's a complex topic, but don't worry, Harvard Catalyst has resources and guidance available to help you understand how the regulations impact you and your research, and how to register your study on clinicaltrials.gov. If you're a research administrator looking for tools to help present this information to your investigators, we've got that too.

Research Subject Bill of Rights & Brochure Available in 15 Languages
Looking for materials in translation to support conversations with non-native English speakers? The Research Subject Advocacy Program has translated the Research Subject Bill of Rights and informational brochure "Should I Be A Research Subject?" into 15 languages: Albanian, Arabic, Cape Verdean, French, Greek, Haitian Creole, Italian, Khmer/Cambodian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, and Vietnamese.

New Informational Brochures for Research and Prospective Research Subjects Available
Looking for materials to support conversations with research and prospective research subjects? The Massachusetts Research Subject Advocacy Group has developed informational brochures to provide prospective research subjects with basic information and important issues to consider on genetic research, social and behavioral research, MRI, PET, and CT Scans, as well as blood draws. Please see the website to preview and download these brochures.

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