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MGH Clinical Research Program Courses

Ethics and Clinical Research Protocols

Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Simches 3.120

Melissa Frumin, M.D., M.S., Chair, Partners IRB

In this course, participants will receive an overview of the ethical foundation of Human Subject Protection in clinical research. This will be done through case studies of typical protocols that have come before the Partners IRB. These cases will raise issues of risk/benefit, surrogate consent, research with children, decisionally impaired subjects and medical record review.

Registration is required.  Please contact Jillian Tonelli with questions

This program meets the requirements of the Board of Registration in Nursing, at 244 CMR 5.00, for 1.5 contact hours of nursing continuing education.  RCR Eligibility: Completion of this course will fulfill one lecture/discussion requirement.

Research Patient Database Registry (RPDR) Office Hours
The last Monday of every month, 10:30am – 2:30pm, Simches 2.140
Do you need help using the Research Patient Database Registry (RPDR) for your research study or understanding the data it has to offer? The Clinical Research Program is offering monthly office hours with an RPDR expert in order to answer any questions you may have regarding the tool and experience a one-on-one tutorial. New users of the tool can learn a general overview of how the tool works while research staff can discuss the best way to create a query and gather information for their study. Please contact Stacey Due at  to coordinate a timeslot.

For questions contact Jillian Tonelli at

View other courses offered by the MGH Clinical Research Program here.

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