Orientation for New Study Coordinators

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The Clinical Research Center offers a monthly Orientation for all new study coordinators and research assistants. The Orientation covers many topics that are relevant to conducting clinical research at Boston Children's Hospital including:

  • Overview of Study Coordinator Responsibilities

  • CHB resources for conducting clinical research

  • Good clinical practices for clinical research professionals

  • The IRB & Human Subject Protection

  • Obtaining informed consent/assent

  • Study implementation and data management

  • Study data and documents

  • Organization of study materials

We anticipate enrolling about 15 people per session to facilitate group discussions and allow ample time for questions.

Target Audience: New study coordinators and research assistants

Course Details

(Each session is two half days. Participants should attend both days.) 

2014 Orientation Schedule:

  • March 31st & April 1st 
  • May 8th & 9th (*Auditorium A at 1 Autumn St.)
  • June 23rd & 26th
  • July 21st & 24th
  • August 18th & 21st 
  • September 29th & 30th
  • December 11th & 12th (*Auditorium A at 1 Autumn St.)

Location: Seminar 1 Conference Room, Enders, Boston Children's Hospital (unless otherwise noted)                         

Time: 9am - 12pm


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