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The goal of the Center for Clinical Research Education is to improve the quality and quantity of clinical research within Massachusetts General Hospital by providing educational opportunities for clinical investigators and study staff.

The Center for Clinical Research Education strives to fulfill the diverse and dynamic educational requirements of clinical investigators locally through development of innovative course content.

In addition, the Center for Clinical Research Education provides educational programs for research nurses, project managers, coordinators and assistants. These programs are created to address the needs of the MGH clinical research community and are responsive to the ever-changing clinical research landscape.

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Center for Clinical Research Education Training Overview:

Courses Offered

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Jump to Regulatory CoursesStudy Design and Biostatistics CoursesQualitative Research CoursesGenetics/Genomics CoursesProfessional Development CoursesClinical Skills Training Courses

    
COURSE TITLE DESIGNED FOR TIME COMMITMENT USUALLY
OFFERED
Regulatory Courses
Good Clinical Practice in an Academic Research Institution Investigators and Study Staff 4 sessions each 4 hours  June
Ethics of Clinical Research Protocols Study Staff 1 hour  July
What does the IRB want in a study protocol? Investigators and Study Staff 1.5 hours  November
IRB Issues for the Bench and Desk Scientist Investigators and Study Staff 1.5 hours  May
IRB: New Submissions Initial Full Board Review Study Staff 1 hour September
IRB: Continuing Review and Amendments Study Staff 1 hour October
IRB: Amendments and Reporting to the IRB Study Staff 1 hour November
IRB: Consent Form Writing Study Staff 1 hour December
QI: Study Start-Up Study Staff 1 hour September
QI: Source Documentation Study Staff 1 hour October
QI: Protocol Adherence and Reporting Requirements Study Staff 1 hour November
QI: Informed Consent Process Study Staff 1 hour December
Research Subject Remuneration and Reimbursement Policy Study Staff 1 hour August
Insight eIRB Training Study Staff 30 min Online
eIRB Training: Hands-on Introduction to eIRB Investigators and Study Staff 2 hours Quarterly
IATA Shipping Training for Biological Materials and Dry Ice Investigators and Study Staff 1 hour Online
Study Design and Biostatistics Courses
Design & Conduct of Clinical Trials Investigators 16 sessions each 1.5 hours September

Applied Methods In Designing And Conducting Health Surveys

Investigators 4 sessions each 2 hours Spring
Basic Biostatistics for Clinical Research Investigators and Study Staff 5 sessions each 1.5 hour January
Applied Biostatistics for Clinical Trials Investigators and Study Staff 4 sessions each 1.5 hour Spring
R Intro Training Investigators and Study Staff 1 session of 8 hours January
What is PCORI? Investigators 1 hour March
Qualitative Research Courses
Introduction to Qualitative Research Design Investigators 4 sessions each 1 hour June
Qualitative Coding Investigators 1 hour Biannually
Nvivo Software Bootcamp Investigators 1 hour Biannually
Cognitive Interviewing Investigators 1 hour Biannually
Qualitative Interviewing- Focus Groups and Individual Interviews Investigators 1 hour Biannually
Consensus Methods- Modified Delphi and Nominal Groups Investigators 1 hour Biannually
Interpreting and Presenting Results- Qualitative and Mixed Methods Investigators 1 hour Biannually
Genetics/Genomics Courses
Responsible Conduct of ‘Omics’ Research Investigators 6 hours Fall
A Practical Guide to Biobanking for Biomarker and Precision Medicine Investigators 3 hours Winter
Epigenetics: An Introduction and Applications Investigators 3 hours Varies
Next Generation Sequencing: An Introduction and Clinical Applications Investigators 3 hours Varies
Welcome to the Genetic Code: An Overview of Basic Genetics Investigators and Study Staff 3 hours Varies
Genetic Literacy: Understanding Concepts of Modern Genetic Research Introduction to Omics Research Investigators and Study Staff 3 hours Varies
A Primer on Complex Trait Genetics: Principles for the Beginning Investigator Investigators and Study Staff 7 hours Varies
Research and Precision Medicine Investigators 6 hours Varies
Bedside to Bench: Recognizing and studying patients that lead to new discoveries Investigators 8 hours Varies
Professional Development Courses
Considering Applying for an NIH K Award? What you should Know Investigators 1.5 hours December
Conquering the K: Apply for an NIH Career Development Award Investigators 5 sessions each 2 hours February
How to Make a Poster Investigators 1 hour September
CT.gov Investigators and Study Staff 1.5 hours Quarterly
LabArchives Investigators and Study Staff 1 hour December
StudyTRAX Series Investigators and Study Staff 2 hours Varies
REDCap Series Investigators and Study Staff 6 sessions each 1 hour Varies
Introduction to Bioinformatics of Next-Generation Sequencing Investigators and Study Staff 2 sessions each 1.5 hours May
Clinical Research Fellows Orientation: Starting Your Clinical Research Career Investigators 3 hours July
Clinical Research Spotlight Series Study Staff 1-2 hours Monthly
Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Study Subjects Study Staff 1.5 hours June
Budgeting for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials Study Staff 1.5 hours October
CRC Discussion Groups Study Staff 1 hour Quarterly
An Introduction to the RPDR Query Tool Investigators 1 hour Online
Clinical Trial Billing Study Staff 2 hours Quarterly
EPIC Charge Review Workshop Study Staff 1 hour Monthly
SoCRA Certification Exam Study Staff 5 hours Fall
SoCRA Review Study Staff 8 hours Fall
Clinical Research Conduct: Training for Research Staff at MGH Study Staff 4 hours Online
The Art of Scientific Presentations (Fundamentals in One Easy Lesson) Investigators and Study Staff 1 hour Online
Developing a Peer Review Program Study Staff 30 min Online
Out of Hospital Research Visits Study Staff 1 hour Online
K24 Club Investigators 1 hour Quarterly
Introduction to Global Health Research Investigators 3 sessions each 1.5 hours February
Improving Study Recruitment through Community Engagement Investigators 3 hours March
Community Access, Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Study Staff 1 hour April
The Nuts and Bolts of Behavioral Health Intervention Development; Basic Information for Novice or Non-Psychologists Investigators and Study Staff 2 hours March
Clinical Skills Training Courses
ECG Training Study Staff 2 hours Monthly
Phlebotomy Study Staff 2 hours Monthly
Vital Signs Training Study Staff 2 hours Monthly

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