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MGH Research Compliance Quarterly Discussion Group

Please join Kele Piper, Director of MGH Research Compliance, as she discusses compliance issues impacting the MGH research community. Upcoming session: Controlled Substance Regulations and Requirements for Researchers The discussion will focus on DEA Registration and Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registration …

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Learn Something New! Where to Start During Study Start-up?

Grace Ha, Project Manager, Cardiovascular Research Center This session will provide an overview of what is required to start up a study, when it should be done, issues you may encounter during implementation and how those should be overcome. Audience: …

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A Practical Introduction to Statistical Genetics: Conducting Genomic Research Using Biobanks

Session 10- Nov 20: Conducting genomic research using biobanks Topics: UK Biobank, eMERGE network and Partners HealthCare Biobank, All of Us Research Program, genetic research using electronic health records (EHR) Speaker: Jordan Smoller

MGH Division of Clinical Research

ECG (12 Lead Placement) Training

The Division of Clinical Research, in collaboration with the Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical and Professional Development, is offering ECG (12 lead placement) Clinical Skills Training for Clinical Research Coordinators. Offered monthly, these training's will offer an online component, …

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IRB Roundtable: Amendments and Reporting to the IRB

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research, the Partners Human Research Office (IRB) and the Partners Human Research Quality Improvement Program (QI). Speaker:Jo O'Driscoll-Davis, Assistant Director for Continuing Review and Administrative Chair Per Federal Regulations, and Partners HRC policies, …

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Good Clinical Practice in Research at an Academic Research Institution

Good Clinical Practice in Research at an Academic Research Institution November 14 | November 21 | December 5 | December 12 185 Cambridge Street | Simches 3rd Floor, Room 3.110 Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research, Partners Human …

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MGH Clinical Research Council

The Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Council Meetings are held once a month on Tuesdays in the O'Keeffe Auditorium from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. This monthly meeting is a forum open to all members of the clinical research community, in particular …

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Study Electronic Data Capture: REDCap and StudyTRAX

Objectives: Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to: • Compare and distinguish functionality between REDCap and StudyTRAX • Describe the key factors, reasons and issues related to choosing between REDCap and StudyTRAX • Analyze which application best …

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QI Bootcamp for Clinical Researchers and Study Staff

QI Bootcamp for Clinical Researchers and Study Staff The QI Program and the MGH Division of Clinical Research are excited to offer QI Bootcamp. QI Bootcamp is a “clinical research 101” for study staff and investigators. The goal of the …

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Considering Applying for an NIH Career Development Award (K Award)? What You Should Know Before Applying

NIH mentored K awards are Career Development Awards that support mentored research and research training for clinical scientists for up to 5 years. If you are thinking about applying for a K award, please join us for this general information …

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Phlebotomy Training for Clinical Research Coordinators

The Division of Clinical Research (DCR) is offering Phlebotomy Training for Clinical Research Coordinators. Offered monthly through the DCR, these trainings will provide a review of the fundamentals of phlebotomy as well as a guided practice session where attendees will …

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Successful Career Paths in Global Health Research

Farrah Mateen, MD, PhD- Neurology Kate Powis, MD, MPH, MBA- Pediatrics Lindsey Garrison, MPH- Program management The speakers will highlight various aspects of global health research, including training mechanisms, field experience, and impact generation. They will also speak on the …

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Consensus Methods-Modified Delphi and Nominal Groups

*Please note- This course is only offered to MGH faculty and staff This one session course will provide an overview of qualitative consensus methods. These techniques are used to elicit experts’ opinions and create a ranking or hierarchy for a …

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Research Safety Committee

Quarterly meeting of the Research Safety Committee

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IRB: New Submission

IRB Roundtable: New Submissions Speakers: Sheldon Ratnofsky, Human Research Specialist Learn how the Administrative Chairs (voting members of the IRB) review and consider ethical, scientific and regulatory aspects of human subjects research during full board review of new protocols. The …

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Vital Signs Training

The DCR, in collaboration with the Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical and Professional Development, is offering Vital Signs Clinical Skills Training for Clinical Research Coordinators. Offered monthly through the DCR, these trainings will provide a review of vital signs …

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Basic Biostatistics for Clinical Research

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research and the MGH Biostatistics Center Brian Healy, PhD, MGH Biostatistics Center This course will provide clinical researchers with a solid foundation in biostatistical concepts. Intended for those with minimal statistical experience, these …

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IND and IDE Responsibilities for Sponsor-Investigators and Study Staff

IND and IDE Responsibilities for Sponsor-Investigators and Study Staff Speaker: Pamela Richtmyer, Director, Partners Human Research Quality Improvement Program Principal Investigators (PI) who hold an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) or Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) agree to oversee the conduct …

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IRB Issues for the Bench and Desk Scientist

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research and the Human Research Committee Elizabeth Hohmann, MD, Chair and Physician Director, Partners Human Research Committee The purpose of this seminar is to discuss ethical, regulatory, and institutional issues relevant to analysis …

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Qualitative Coding

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research *Please note- This course is only offered to MGH faculty and staff Course Description This one session course is designed to guide clinical researchers who are interested in developing a qualitative codebook …

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Brief Introduction to NVivo Software for Coding Qualitative Research Data

*Please note- This course is only offered to MGH faculty and staff This course offers an overview of NVivo capabilities for qualitative research projects. We will cover setting up a coding scheme, formatting and storing source documents to be coded, …

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RCR Program: Academic Medicine, Industry and Collaborative Research in the Era of Emerging Technologies and Precision Health

Speaker: Samia Mora, Samia Mora, MD, MHS, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Divisions of Preventive and Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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Applied Biostatistics for Clinical Trials

This four-session seminar series in which participants will review the statistical approach to problems commonly encountered in research.Each of the four sessions will focus on a different theme using concrete and realistic examples. In particular, you will learn how to …

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RCR Program: Responsible Authorship and Publication

Speaker: Maryam Asgari, MD

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RCR Program: The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct

Speaker: Elizabeth Lawson, MD

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Qualitative and Mixed Methods Overview- Investigator Section

Application Deadline: March 27, 2019 Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 | 11:00am – 12:00pm Location: Garrod/Mendel Conference Room, Simches Research Building, 2nd floor Speaker: Lara Traeger, PhD, Associate Director of the MGH DCR Qualitative Research Unit Sponsored by the …

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RCR Program: Mentor-Mentee Relationships and Responsibilities

Speaker: Ingrid Basset, MD, MPH

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PCORI Summit

The PCORI Summit is an event for investigators funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Dr. David Hickman from PCORI will join the Summit to discuss the future direction of the Institute and funding priorities. Investigators will have …

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Cognitive Interviewing

Speaker: Jordan Neil, PhD *Please note- This course is only offered to MGH faculty and staff This one session course will guide clinical researchers on how to utilize cognitive interviewing for instrument development. We’ll address how to use this technique …

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Interpreting and Presenting Results-Qualitative and Mixed Methods

This one session course will assist clinical researchers in interpreting and presenting qualitative research data that they have coded using NVivo, other software, or by hand. We will address how to utilize the data to identify themes and overarching ideas, …

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RCR Program: Research Integrity and Data Management

Speakers: Jessica Haberer, MD, Associate Professor in Medicine/Global Health and Gretchen Brodnicki, JD

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Qualitative Interviewing-Focus Groups and Individual Interviews

Speaker: Christina Psaros, PhD Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research *Please note- This course is only offered to MGH faculty and staff Course Description This one session course is designed to guide clinical researchers who are interested in …

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Epic Research Charge Review and Insight Patient Care Corrections Workshop

• Do you have questions about the Epic charge review process? • Are you new to MGH research billing and responsible for reviewing charges in Epic? • Has it been a while since you last reviewed charges in Epic and …

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IRB Roundtable: Consent Form Writing

Did you know that most of your research subjects are reading at the 8th-grade level or lower? Learn how to write the simplest, clearest consent forms, so that every one of your subjects can be fully informed. This workshop will …

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LabArchives User Group Session

LabArchives User Group Session Session Facilitators: • Lynn Simpson, Service Manager • Ashley Procter, Application Analyst Enterprise Research Infrastructure & Services (ERIS) Enterprise Research Infrastructure & Services, ERIS, has an enterprise license for LabArchives for all researchers to use at …

MGH Research Institute

MGH Research Council

The Research Council, sponsored by ECOR, meets once a month as a town meeting of the MGH investigator community and is open to the entire research community. The goal of these meetings is to provide communication between ECOR and the …

MGH Research Safety Committee

MGH Research Safety Committee Quarterly Meetings

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Out of Hospital Research Vistis

MGH has seen an increase in the number of studies conducting follow-up visits at locations not on main campus or satellite sites. There are many reasons for out of hospital research visits – research subjects do not have transportation, coming …

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Peer to Peer Review

Course Description: This course will orient the research coordinators on the concept of a peer to peer review, its importance at their workplace, and also guide the step by step process of conducting peer review in their respective departments. Learning …

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Pitching/Consenting Research Opportunities in Acutely Ill Subject

Speaker: Brittany Mills, Assistant Project Manager This course focuses on the “soft skills” needed when approaching potential research subjects, who are inpatients. Ms. Mills will discuss the best practices for involving inpatients in research including how to approach the family …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

QI Roundtable: Consent Process

Speaker: Daniel Jones, QI Specialist Informed consent: it’s more than just a document. Do you know the ethical considerations that factor into obtaining truly informed consent? If your study involves vulnerable populations, such as children, are you knowledgeable of the …

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REDCap: API and DET User Group Meeting

REDCap: API and DET User Group Meeting Speakers: • Dimitar Dimitrov, Systems Designer • Jeremy Alphonse, Project Analyst Enterprise Research Infrastructure & Services (ERIS) The REDCap Application Programming Interface, API, allows external applications to connect to REDCap remotely, and is …

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REDCap: eConsent

Speakers: • Evan Dechambeau Enterprise Research Infrastructure & Services (ERIS) The REDCap eConsent project is a template that can be used by those who have approval from the IRB to collect the consent document requiring handwritten signatures for their study …

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REDCap: Getting Started

REDCap – Getting Started: Speaker: • Evan DeChambeau, Application Analyst – Enterprise Research Infrastructure & Services (ERIS) In collaboration with the Harvard Catalyst, REDCap is a free, secure, web-based application hosted by Partners Research Computing and designed to support electronic …

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REDCap: New Feature Release and User Group Meeting

REDCap v7.4: New Feature Release and User Group Meeting Session facilitators: • Lynn Simpson, Service Manager • Jeremy Alphonse, Project Analyst Enterprise Research Infrastructure & Services (ERIS) Partners HealthCare recently upgraded REDCap from v7.0 to v7.4. This user group session …

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Clinical Research Billing From Study Start to Completion

Sponsored by MGH Division of Clinical Research and the MGH Office of Research Compliance Speaker: Pamela Richtmyer, Director, Partners Human Research Quality Improvement Program This presentation will provide a basic overview of clinical research billing. Attendees will gain a general …

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Clinical Skills Training Discussion Group

The MGH Division of Clinical Research is looking to expand its clinical research skills training program by including quarterly sessions on study-related activities such as consenting subjects, obtaining an accurate medical history, assessing eligibility criteria etc. We would like input …

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ClinicalTrials.gov

Join us for this exciting technical training offered to investigators and study staff to provide the tools to navigate the ClinicalTrials.gov database proficiently and ensure compliance with current regulatory requirements. The workshop will include a practical summary of current regulatory …

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Insight eIRB Training

This training has been constructed to assist in understanding the eIRB submission process.

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R Intro Training

**IMPORTANT: Please register for the course using the following link: https://rc.partners.org/r-intro-training-registration-site-mgh ***You will not enroll on LEARN for this course. This training course targets research scientists who have no or little knowledge of R. This hands-on training will provide many …

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Spotlight Series - Clinical Research Coordinator Discussion Group

Sponsored by the Division of Clinical Research Please join us for our quarterly clinical research coordinator discussion group. Network with other research coordinators. Bring your study-related questions or issues. You can also submit them ahead of time when you register. …

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Conquering the K: Applying for an NIH Career Development Award

Are you planning on submitting for an NIH Career Development Award? Then plan on attending Conquering the K! Conquering the K is a comprehensive, multi - session course, which focuses on the preparation of a NIH career development proposal. MGH …

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HOW TO: Make the Transition to an Electronic Lab Notebook

Want your lab to go electronic but are struggling on how to make the change? Come to this session to learn how to transition to LabArchives, the Partners supported electronic lab notebook. Topics include: • How to access and navigate …

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Series on Global Health Research: Developing Meaningful and Productive Global Health Research Partnerships

Jessica Haberer, MD, MS Global Health Research Unit Director of Research, MGH Center for Global Health Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School Developing productive and meaningful global health research partnerships In this session, Dr. Haberer will discuss methods for identifying and …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Series on Global Health Research: Successful Career Paths in Global Health Research

Jessica Haberer, MD, MS Global Health Research Unit Director of Research, MGH Center for Global Health Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School The following speakers will discuss their careers in global health research: • Jessica Haberer, MD, MS (General Medicine) • …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Spotlight Series: Recruitment Options: Research Match, RSVP for Health and the Research Portal

Speaker: Francine Molay, Senior Project Manager, Division of Clinical Research Please join us for an informal discussion on Research Match, RSVP for Health and the Research Portal and how they can be used to recruit potential study subjects. Francine will …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Community Access, Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Seminar and Workshop

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research Jonathan Jackson, PhD This seminar will cover an introduction to community engagement, recruitment, and retention, including a focus on best practices and common mistakes. The seminar will demonstrate how best to implement …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Conquering the K: Applying for an NIH Career Development Award- Clinical Investigator Track

Conquering the K: Applying for an NIH Career Development Award: Clinical Investigator Track **Please note that there is an additional Conquering the K course with a Fundamental Research Track starting on February 27- please click this link to be directed …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Series on Global Health Research: Essentials of Global Health Research Administration

Jessica Haberer, MD, MS Global Health Research Unit Director of Research, MGH Center for Global Health Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School Essentials of global health research administration This session will discuss some of the particular issues related to managing and …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Spotlight Series: ICH E6 Guideline Revisions

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research Daniel Jones, MSN RN Senior QA/QI Specialist of the Partners Quality Improvement Program Did you know that the E6 Guidelines were revised and adopted by ICH on 12/15/2016? Who do these revisions …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

The Nuts and Bolts of Behavioral Health Intervention Development; Basic Information for Novice or Non-Psychologists

Sponsored by the Division of Clinical Research Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD This course will provide basic, introductory information for individuals interested in developing and testing behavioral health interventions. We will first define and provide guidance on how to choose a theoretical …

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What is PCORI?

Sponsored by the Division of Clinical Research Speaker: Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Director, Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation Associate Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program Co-Director, Center for Clinical Research Education Have …

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Applied Methods In Designing And Conducting Health Surveys

This course is sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research and the Mongan Institute Health Policy Center. Course Director: Karen Donelan, ScD, EdM Course Description This course is designed to prepare health professionals with an introduction to theory and …

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Community Access, Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Study Staff Session

Jonathan Jackson, PhD The CARE lunchtime series for study staff provides an opportunity to engage in discussion of community engagement in research and the crucial role of study staff in recruitment. The presentation will include coverage of best practices for …

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Introduction to Bioinformatics of Next Generation Sequencing

Introduction to Bioinformatics of Next-Generation Sequencing Speaker: Ruslan Sadreyev, Director of Bioinformatics This introductory mini-course is intended for experimentalist who would like to get oriented in basic Bioinformatics concepts and tools. It is intended as a primer that would allow …

MGH Research Institute

LabArchives Monthly On-Site Sessions

Partners is moving to electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) effective October 1, 2019 and have selected LabArchives. LabArchives is a web-based application designed for organizing, documenting, and sharing research data and record-keeping activities with teams, departments, and external collaborators. Enterprise Research …

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R User Group Meeting

R is a free and open programming language for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphical visualization. Along with this powerful software, comes a dynamic and vast community. The Partners R User Group seeks to bring this community together to share …

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MGH Division of Clinical Research

A Clinical Research Fellow’s Guide to Mentoring and Resources

This orientation program will provide a networking opportunity for new clinical research fellows. Dr. Karen Miller will discuss strategies and resources for a successful research fellowship and career at MGH. Dr. Andrew Nierenberg will introduce the Division of Clinical Research …

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A Practical Guide to Biobanking for Biomarker and Personalized Medicine Research

A Practical Guide to Biobanking for Biomarker and Precision Medicine Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Simches Research Center, Floor 3, Simches 3.110 Presented by MGH Division of Clinical Research, Harvard Catalyst Clinical and Translational Science Center, and the …

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A Practical Introduction to Statistical Genetics- Introduction

Session 1- Sept 4: Introduction Topics: overview of the course Speaker: Tian Ge A Practical Introduction to Statistical Genetics Wednesdays, Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 23 Nov 6, 13, 20 Simches Research Center, 2nd floor, Garrod/Mendel Conference …

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A Practical Introduction to Statistical Genetics: Heritability and Genetic Correlation Analyses

Session 6- Oct 9: Heritability and genetic correlation analyses Topics: definition of broad-sense/narrow-sense heritability; twin and pedigree studies; SNP heritability; linear mixed effects modeling and GCTA; heritability estimation using GWAS summary statistics – LD score regression; liability model and case-control …

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A Practical Introduction to Statistical Genetics: Polygenic Risk Scores (PRS)

Session 5- Oct 2: Polygenic risk scores (PRS) Topics: polygenic model of complex traits and disease susceptibility; discovery (training), validation and target (testing) samples; calculation of PRS – p-value informed clumping and thresholding; evaluation (performance metrics – variance explained, odds …

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A Practical Introduction to Statistical Genetics: Transcriptome and TWAS

Session 8- Nov 6: Transcriptome and TWAS Topics: non-coding GWAS SNPs; gene expression regulation; tissue-specific expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs); The Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) Project (tissue types, sample characteristics, data portal, eQTL networks, gene regulatory networks); multi-tissue transcriptome; public eQTL …

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A Practical Introduction to Statistical Genetics: Genome-Wide Association Studies (I)

Session 2- Sept 11: Genome-wide association studies (I) Topics: GWAS history; genotyping technology; linkage disequilibrium, haplotype and tagging genetic variation; study design and statistical power; population stratification; marker quality control (marker call rate, minor allele frequency, Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, differential missingness …

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A Practical Introduction to Statistical Genetics: Genome-Wide Association Studies (II)

Session 3- Sept 18: Genome-wide association studies (II) Topics: association analysis (regression, effect size and odds ratio, hypothesis testing, type I and type II errors); visualization and diagnosis (Manhattan plot, LocusZoom, population stratification, spurious association); GWAS summary statistics; meta-analysis; functional …

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A Practical Introduction to Statistical Genetics: Introduction to Sequencing Data Analysis

Session 9- Nov 13: Introduction to sequencing data analysis Topics: next generation sequencing and exome sequencing; common vs. rare variants; alignment and variant calling, filtering and quality control; variant annotation (protein-truncating, damaging missense, benign missense, synonymous); single variant association; gene-based …

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A Practical Introduction to Statistical Genetics: Mendelian Randomization (MR)

Session 7- Oct 23: Mendelian randomization (MR) Topics: causal effects and graphical representation; instrumental variables; basic ideas, advantages, assumptions and caveats of MR; two-stage least square method for MR; ratio of coefficient method for MR; MR using multiple SNPs; MR …

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A Practical Introduction to Statistical Genetics: Statistical Fine-Mapping

Session 4- Sept 25: Statistical fine-mapping Topics: goal of statistical fine-mapping; partitioning and interpreting GWAS lead signals; factors influencing fine-mapping (sample size, number of causal SNPs, effect sizes of causal SNPs, local LD structure, SNP density); statistical methods and software …

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A Primer on Complex Trait Genetics

A Primer on Complex Trait Genetics: Principles for the Beginning Investigator Monday, September 23, 2019, 8:00am – 3:00pm, Simches Room 3.110 This event is sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research. Are you able to keep up with the …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Advanced FAQ on ClinicalTrials.Gov

Sponsored by the Division of Clinical Research Speaker: Isabel Chico Calero, QI Program Regulatory Specialist The course will cover the most common challenges with results reporting and study cases, as well as a live walk-through demo and the opportunity to …

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An Introduction to the RPDR Query Tool

An Introduction to the RPDR Query Tool Sponsored by the MGH Clinical Research Program and Partners Research Computing Stacey Duey, Project Specialist, RPDR This lecture will provide an overview of the Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR) Query Tool and its …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Basic Introduction to ClinicalTrials.Gov

Sponsored by the Division of Clinical Research Speaker: Isabel Chico Calero, QI Program Regulatory Specialist This course will cover an introduction to requirements, reasons to be compliant, study classification and basic registration/results. This course is intended for individuals who are …

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Budgeting for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials

Budgeting for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials This program is sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research and the Partners Clinical Trials Office Francine Molay, Project Manager, MGH Division of Clinical Research Sarah Bernardo, Senior Financial Analyst & MCA Specialist, …

CITI-Animal Care and Use Series

The ACU series covers general principles of the ethical care and use of animals in research, training, and testing. It is designed to meet U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) requirements for basic training …

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CQH-Mart

Speakers: Roy Perlis, MD Center for Quantitative Health, Victor Castro, Research Information Science and Computing (RISC) Course Description Electronic health records are an emerging tool for the study of clinical outcomes, risk stratification, and pharmacovigilance, among many other topics relevant …

Clinical Research Conduct: Training for Research Staff at MGH

This online training program is designed to provide basic training in clinical research, and supply a list of resources for the research community at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), while reviewing Good Clinical Practice, Essential Regulatory Documents, and Research Record Keeping, …

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Clinical Research Day Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: Can Genetic Studies Lead to New Treatment? Thursday, October 3, 2019 |11:00am-12:00pm | O’Keefe Moderator Maurizio Fava, MD, Director, Division of Clinical Research, MGH Research Institute Panelists Hal Dietz, MD, Victor A. McKusick Professor of Medicine and Genetics, …

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Clinical Research Skills: Developing a Strategy for IRB Submissions

Francine Molay, Project Manager, Division of Clinical Research While the IRB provides courses on using the IRB module in Insight, this session presents a nuts and bolts approach to completing an IRB application and uploading required documents. The goal of …

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Clinical Research Skills: Essential Documents: What are they? What do they mean? How should they be filed?

Daniel Jones, Senior QA/QI Specialist, Human Research Quality Improvement Program “If it wasn’t documented it didn’t happen!” In this session, we will review the list of essential documents and GCP requirements for documentation. For each document, we will describe the …

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Clinical Research Skills: I'm New - What Should I Know?

Stacey Grabert, Assistant Director DCR Center for Clinical Research Education In this session, the DCR will welcome new study staff to MGH and introduce the clinical research skills program. We will review the new hire manual, mandatory training, relevant websites, …

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Clinical Research Skills: Making Connections: Essential patient outreach skills

Nicole DiOrio, Clinical Research Coordinator, Reproductive Endocrine Unit This is a crash course on building patient outreach skills. Topics will include outreach initiatives, managing follow-up communications, and diffusing challenging patient interactions. Participants will learn strategies to initiate contact with potential …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Clinical Research Skills: Managing PI Initiated Studies

Katherine Brock, Administrative Manager, Division of Nephrology Principal Investigator (PI) initiated studies offer scientists the freedom to perform the research that they are most passionate about however that investigative freedom also increases the responsibilities of the study team. Unlike industry …

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Clinical Research Skills: Reading a Clinical Research Protocol: Where to begin

Allie Sosinsky, Program Coordinator, Psychiatry One of the very first things a new clinical research coordinator is asked to do is read a study protocol. Depending on the complexity and number of protocols along with a limited amount of time …

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Clinical Research Spotlight Series: Welcome Lunch for New Clinical Research Study Staff

The Division of Clinical Research would like to welcome new clinical research study staff to MGH! Please join us for lunch and the opportunity to network, get advice and ask questions. Registration is required. Contact dcredu@partners.org with questions.

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Clinical Research and StudyTrax: Strategies to retain subjects and publish faster

Course Director: John Putzke, ScienceTrax Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to: • Identify common factors associated with subject dropout and missing data • Recognize the challenges that delay data analysis and publication of results • Appraise …

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Clinical Trials Billing Series: (Part 3)

Special Considerations - Inpatient Studies, MCAs and Devices Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research and the MGH Office of Research Compliance Speaker: Pamela Richtmyer, Senior Research Compliance Associate, MGH Research Compliance In the final session of the Clinical …

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Clinical Trials Billing Series: Tracking Charges and Patient Care (Part 2)

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research and the MGH Office of Research Compliance Speaker: Pamela Richtmyer, Senior Research Compliance Associate, MGH Research Compliance The second course in the Clinical Trial Billing Education Series will cover the following topics: …

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Clinical Trials Billing: Basic Overview (Part 1)

Sponsored by the MGH Divison of Clinical Research and the MGH Office of Research Compliance Speaker: Pamela Richtmyer, Senior Research Compliance Associate, MGH Research Compliance This presentation will provide a basic overview of clinical research billing. Attendees will gain a …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

ClinicalTrials.gov Registration and Results Reporting

ClinicalTrials.gov Registration and Results Reporting Speaker: Pamela Richtmyer, Director, Partners Human Research Quality Improvement Program This course will introduce participants to clinicaltrials.gov, outline the process for registering a clinical trial and reporting results, and summerize timelines for registering and reporting. …

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Communication and Delegation of Responsibility

Delegation of Responsibilities in a Clinical Research Study Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research and the MGH Clinical Research Center Speaker: Kathy Hall, MS, APC-BC, NE-BC, Nursing Director, MGH Clinical Research Center As part of a research study …

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Conquering the K: Applying for an NIH Career Development Award- Fundamental Research Track

Conquering the K: Applying for an NIH Career Development Award: Fundamental Research Track This course is sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research Weekly starting February 27th- March 27th | Simches Building, 3nd Floor | Simches 3.130 Are you …

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Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials

Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research, the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the Department of Psychiatry Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials is an intensive thirteen-session course offered from early-September through late …

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Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials1

Course directors: Gregory Robbins, MD, MPH George Papakostas, MD Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials is an intensive fourteen-session course offered from early-September through late October. Physicians with a serious interest in clinical trials will be introduced to theoretical and …

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Developing a Peer to Peer Auditing Program

Sponsored by the Division of Clinical Research and MGH Diabetes Research Center Marielle Mugford, Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, Diabetes Research Center The Diabetes Research Center at MGH has a unique internal auditing program to ensure compliance with Federal Regulations, GCP …

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Digital Health Research Workshop: Planning Ahead and Points to Consider

Speakers: Melissa Abraham, Michael Canova and Kathleen Rossi-Roh Are you in the planning phases for a study involving digital health methods? Wondering about what you need to think about as you design your study and plan your IRB submission? Don't …

MGH Division of Clinical Research

Distilling Your Message: A Workshop with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

As researchers, it is critical that we develop the ability to explain the significance of our work to lay audiences. If we can clearly articulate the importance of our research, we can better engage with our audience and be stronger …

ERIS Office Hours at MGH

Monday, November 5 from 1-3p.m., MGH Simches 3130 (after MGH Research Council) Stop by for 1:1 support and learn about REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture), LabArchives, the ERISOne Linux Cluster, Partners R User Group and more. Whether currently using ERIS …

ERISOne Linux Cluster Training

ERISOne Linux Cluster Training Monday, September 9 from 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Assembly Row Training Room 2W23 399 Revolution Drive, Somerville, MA 02145 This is a newly revised introductory course to familiarize researchers with the ERISOne Linux Cluster (https://rc.partners.org/it-services/computational-resources#erisone-linux-cluster). This is an opportunity …

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Epigenetics: An Introduction and Applications

The MGH Division of Clinical Research is sponsoring a nanocourse focused on epigenetics. This course is intended for clinical research investigators at the fellow and faculty level. Distinguished faculty from MGH will provide introductory lectures defining epigenetics and its effect …

Eris Open House at MGH

ERIS Open House at MGH Thursday, September 13 from 10a.m. - 2p.m. MGH Building 114 D1, D2 & D3 in the Charlestown Navy Yard REGISTER using this link: https://rc.partners.org/eris-open-house-mgh-registration MGH Research Management together with Enterprise Research Infrastructure & Services (ERIS) …

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Ethics in Clinical Research

Ethics and Clinical Research Protocols Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research 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 …

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FDA inspections and Sponsor QA Audit findings: How to avoid making the same mistakes

Audit Findings from FDA Inspections and Sponsor QA Audits: How to avoid making the same mistakes! Thursday, December 13, 10:00pm – 12:00pm, Simches Research Building 3.120 Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research and Partners Human Research Quality Improvement …

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Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging Wednesday, September 25 | 2:00-3:30pm | Simches 3.110 Speaker: Dr. Luigi Ferrucci, MD, PhD, Senior Investigator, Longitudinal Studies Section, NIA and Scientific Director, NIA. Click here for a full Biography. Description: Geriatric patients typically come to the observation …

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How to Communicate Science and Influence People

As researchers, it is critical that we develop the ability to explain the significance of our work to lay audiences. If we can clearly articulate the importance of our research, we can be stronger advocates for research funding and better …

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How to Make a Poster: Free Instruction and Special Printing Rates on Research Posters for MGH Clinical Research Day

The MGH Photography Department will be offering a poster design class for those who have submitted abstracts for Clinical Research Day. This session has been developed specifically to provide an introduction to the poster design process and give researchers an …

Human Subjects Research (CITI Training)

The HSR series covers the historical development of human subjects protections, as well as current information on regulatory and ethical issues. It includes Biomedical and Social-Behavioral-Educational tracks, as well as courses specific to institutional/signatory officials and IRB chairs.

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IACRN Informational Session

International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (IACRN) is the first professional research association dedicated to nurses. Come learn about the Boston chapter and international membership opportunities, resources and programs. Recently released ANA approved scope and standards of practice for research …

IACUC Town Hall Meeting

IACUC Town Hall Meeting to discuss the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) accreditation visit

IATA Shipping Training of Biologicals and Dry Ice

The online training program will cover the necessary requirements for certification to ship biological materials and dry ice. A test will be given at the end of the presentation in order for your shipping certificate to be achieved. This training …

IRB Review Process: Submitting a Digital Health Research Project

Digital Health methods for IRB reviewed clinical research include collection, transmission and/or dissemination of data or information using software or technology on mobile or wirelessly communicating devices such as smartphones, free- standing monitors or sensors, or wearable devices. This course …

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IRB Roundtable: Continuing Review and Amendments

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research, the Partners Human Research Office (IRB) and the Partners Human Research Quality Improvement Program (QI). Speakers: Jo O'Driscoll-Davis, Assistant Director for Continuing Review and Administrative Chair Michael Ducey, Senior Human Resource Specialist …

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Identifying External Funding Opportunities with COS Pivot

Are you interested in finding research or programmatic funding? Pivot contains open calls for proposals and letters of intent for grants, awards, prizes, and fellowships, as well as support for travel, conferences, and equipment acquisition. Federal, philanthropic, commercial, and international …

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Improving Subject Data Capture: Incentives, Communication & Personalized Information

Improving Subject Data Capture: Incentives, Communication & Personalized Information Objectives: Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to: o Describe the main limitations of the traditional approach to data capture o Identify ways to increase subject retention and …

Intermediate ERISOne Linux Cluster Training

Intermediate ERISOne Linux Cluster Training Thursday, December 13 from 3-5p.m., Assembly Row Training Room 2W30 The Scientific Computing team offers this second course in a series to familiarize researchers with our working ERISOne Linux Cluster environment. The class will emphasize …

Intro to Learn

A short online course created by the MGH Laboratory of Computer Science designed to show how Learn can be used to contribute to positive learning outcomes across Partners.

Intro to Python Training

Intro to Python Training Monday, September 30 from 1-4p.m. Assembly Row Training Room 2W31 399 Revolution Drive, Somerville, MA 02145 Python is a programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more effectively. The course will utilize Jupyter …

Intro to the ERISOne Linux Cluster Training

Intro to the ERISOne Linux Cluster Training Thursday, November 29 from 3-5p.m., Assembly Row Training Room 2W30 The Scientific Computing team is offering the first of two course to familiarize researchers with our working ERISOne Linux Cluster environment. The class …

Introduction to Freezerworks: A customizable data management application for specimen and sample tracking

Introduction to Freezerworks: A customizable data management application for specimen and sample tracking ERIS is hosting two informational sessions with a vender representative from Freezerworks. This is a great opportunity for new or current users to learn about this tool …

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Introduction to Qualitative Research Design and Methodology- Clinical Research Coordinator Section

Introduction to Qualitative Research Design and Methodology (Clinical Research Coordinator Section) Application Deadline: April 24, 2019 Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 | 10:00am – 11:00am Location: Garrod/Mendel Conference Room, Simches Research Building, 2nd floor Speaker: Jordan Neil, PhD, MGH …

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Introduction to the Biobank Portal

The Partners HealthCare Biobank is a large research data and sample repository. It provides researchers access to over 30,000 high-quality, consented samples to help foster research, advance our understanding of the causes of common diseases, and advance the practice of …

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Introduction to the Partners Biobank Portal

Introduction to the Partners Biobank Portal The Partners HealthCare Biobank is a large research data and sample repository. It provides researchers access to over 45,000 high-quality, consented samples to help foster research, advance our understanding of the causes of common …

Irradiator Safety & Security Training

An overview of radiation safety specific to irradiator sources and devices. Security policies and protocols are also covered. Required for new irradiator users and non-irradiator users who have unescorted access to irradiator rooms.

Irradiator Training

Prior to using an irradiator, individuals must obtain training on basic principles and operation. The lecture covers: Regulatory requirements for the use of irradiators Concepts of ionizing radiation and radiation dose Basic principles of radiation protection Health effects from exposure …

LabArchives Town Hall

We've joined forces with our colleagues at BWH to livestream Town Hall meetings that will allow faculty and staff alike to learn more about integrating LabArchives into your daily research operations. LabArchives is the Electronic Research Notebook platform that Partners …

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LabArchives Training and Researcher Panel

LabArchives Training and Researcher Panel As of October 1, 2016: Enterprise Research Infrastructure & Services, ERIS, has an enterprise license for LabArchives (http://www.labarchives.com/) for all researchers to use at no cost. LabArchives is a web-based application designed for scientists to …

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LabArchives User Group Session

Session Facilitators: • Lynn Simpson, Research Data & Analytics Services Manager • Jeremy Alphonse, EDC Project Analyst Enterprise Research Infrastructure & Services (ERIS) As of October 1, 2016: Enterprise Research Infrastructure & Services, ERIS, has an enterprise license for LabArchives …

Large Animal Orientation

This course will help you recognize the steps required to begin large animal research, understand the requirements for housing and managing large animals, know procedures for obtaining veterinary services, and identify hazards and health risks associated with large animal research

Laser Training

Learn about the basic physics, biological effects, hazards, control measures for safe laser environments, and the standards and regulations that apply to your particular laser environment.

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Learn Something New! Agreements, DUAs and MTAs

Speaker: Jason Ng, Agreements Associate, Research Management Stephanie Stone, Director of Contracting, Research Management Like most researchers, you’ve heard the acronyms, have some idea of what they are but no idea which one applies to your research and where to …

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Learn Something New! Budgeting, Tracking, Invoicing and Working with the Clinical Trials Office

Speaker: Francine Molay, Senior Project Manager, Division of Clinical Research Financial management of a study is often low on the priority list of a coordinator’s responsibilities. The objective of this session is to instill the importance of monitoring the budget …

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Learn Something New! Creating Case Report Forms to Help Study Visits Run Smoothly and per Protocol

Meghan Feldpausch, NP, Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center Study coordinators are responsible for collecting data at each study visit. This session offers helpful hints for creating case report forms that are clear, concise and ensure that everything is being …

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Learn Something New! Effectively Communicating with the Study Team

Tara Bresnahan, Clinical Research Nurse Manager, Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Communication is instrumental in the implementation of clinical trials. Effective team communication can save time and help ensure compliance with GCP Guidelines, protocol adherence, and patient safety. This …

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Learn Something New! How to write study-related standard operating procedures (SOPs)

Speaker: Mallory Hillard, MSN, RN , Diabetes Research Center Standard operating procedures (SOPs) are a set of step-by-step instructions created to help study teams perform study-related tasks accurately and uniformly. In this session, we will discuss common SOPs for research …

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Learn Something New! Implementing a Peer Review Program

Speaker: Barbara Steiner, Ed.M. Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, Diabetes Research Center In this session, we will discuss the peer review program developed by the MGH Diabetes Research Center and how the self-assessment checklist is a vital part of that program. …

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Learn Something New! Informed Consent: The speed dating of clinical research

Speaker: Caitlin Stafford, Clinical Studies Specialist, General Surgery/Section Colon and Rectal Surgery In this session, we will briefly review regulations and polices involved in the informed consent process. The goal of this session is to teach new study coordinators how …

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Learn Something New! Managing Multiple Studies: What's the Plan?

Ashley Seiger, Program Manager, Center for Genomic Medicine In this session we will review the challenges of managing multiple studies at once and provide tools for being successful and compliant. This session will go over some strategies for prioritizing, delegating, …

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Learn Something New! Managing Up! How to Work Effectively with your PI

Nicholas Giordano, Clinical Research Program Manager, Emergency Medicine The relationship between a PI and researcher is one of mutual dependence. This course is designed to guide clinical researchers into an efficient, productive, and healthy relationship with their PI. We will …

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Learn Something New! Personalizing recruitment programs: Enhancing the patient-researcher experience

Nicole DiOrio, Clinical Research Coordinator, Reproductive Endocrine Unit This session is designed for clinical research teams interested in rebuilding or revising their recruitment initiatives. This course emphasizes the “back to the bedside” philosophy and how it can be leveraged to …

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Learn Something New! Planning for IRB Submission of a New Protocol and Using Insight

Speaker: Grace Ha, Project Manager Cardiovascular Research Center While the IRB provides courses on using the IRB module in Insight, this session presents a nuts and bolts approach to completing an IRB application and uploading required documents. The goal of …

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Learn Something New! Reading a Clinical Research Protocol: Where to Begin?

Speaker: Caitlin Stafford, Clinical Studies Specialist, General Surgery/Section Colon and Rectal Surgery One of the very first things a new clinical research coordinator is asked to do is read a study protocol. Depending on the complexity and number of protocols …

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Learn Something New! Recruitment Resources @ Partners (RALLY, RODY, RSVP, ResearchMatch)

Speaker: Francine Molay, Senior Project Manager, Division of Clinical Research In this session, we will discuss recruitment methods supported by MGH and Partners – RALLY, RODY, RSVP and ResearchMatch. We will describe each method, how to get access, how to …

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Learn Something New! Strategies for Managing Investigator Initiated Studies

Speaker: Katherine Brock, Administrative Manager, Division of Nephrology Principal Investigator (PI) initiated studies offer scientists the freedom to perform the research that they are most passionate about however that investigative freedom also increases the responsibilities of the study team. Unlike …

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Learn Something New! Study Monitoring: Preparing for a Visit and Working with Monitors

Speaker: Erin Elias, Clinical Trial Monitor, Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute This session will provide an overview of monitoring including different types of monitors, how to prepare for a monitoring visit and how to effectively work with a monitor. …

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Learn Something New! Study Team Roles and Responsibilities: What you can and cannot do!

Speaker: Holly Duddy RN, BSN, Interdisciplinary Brain Center, Department of Neurology As part of a research study an investigator may decide to delegate certain tasks to members of the study team, who are trained to perform such tasks. In this …

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Learn Something New! Training A New Hire: What should happen during the first two weeks of employment

Camille Staco-Targete, Operations Manager, Diabetes Research Center Participants will be provided resources and materials to help them create a 2 week training schedule for new hires and implement the employee’s training. They will have the opportunity to practice creating a …

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Learn Something New! Transitioning a Study: What to Do When You Inherit a Study?

Devin Qualls, Clinical Trials Project Manager, Neurology When new clinical research coordinators inherit a study, it can be challenging to know where to begin. This session will go over different strategies and resources you can utilize after inheriting a study, …

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Learn Something New! Welcome, Introductions, Program Overview, Resources

Speaker: Stacey Grabert, DCR Clinical Research Education In this session, the DCR will welcome new study staff to MGH, introduce the DCR and other resources, review the “Learn Something New!” Program and provide an opportunity for new clinical research staff …

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Learn Something New! What are the Different Types of Study Designs?

Speaker: Judy Hung, MD, Associate Director, Echocardiography, Division of Cardiology New to research? Confused about the different study designs? Join us for an introductory session describing the types of clinical trial designs and how to develop and outline of a …

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Lessons From the Field: Challenges and Solutions for Global Health Research Administrators

In this seminar, the speakers will present case studies of common administrative difficulties encountered in the process of conducting global health research. They will discuss solutions and approaches to troubleshooting similar challenges.

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Lessons From the Field: Challenges and Solutions for Global Health Researchers

In this seminar, the speaker will present case studies of challenges encountered by global health researchers in a variety of contexts. She will present lessons learned with a goal of facilitating future global health research.

MGH Center for Comparative Medicine Orientation and Facility Access Training

This training is intended to acquaint the research staff with the practices and procedures associated with the use of live animals within MGH animal facilities. This training provides information about such areas as: Animal procurement Health monitoring Personal protective equipment …

MGH Research Chemical Hazard Communication for Non-Laboratory Employees

This training module is a thorough overview of how chemical hazard and safety information is provided to you while on the job and focuses on identifying the chemicals you handle, the hazard(s) associated with their use and the precautions necessary …

MGH Research Chemical Hygiene in Laboratories

This training module will cover chemical hygiene practices and focus on avoiding the harmful health effects of overexposure to hazardous chemicals. Chemical safety training generally needs to focus on three themes: 1. Providing each end-user with chemical-specific hazard and safety …

MGH Research Chemical Safety in Laboratories

This training module will cover important selected topics relative to chemical safety in laboratories. Chemical safety training generally needs to focus on three themes: 1. Providing each end-user with chemical-specific hazard and safety information (Hazard Communication) 2. Avoiding exposures leading …

MGH Research ChemicalHazard Communication in Laboratories

Working safely with chemicals must be a top priority in laboratories and requires knowledge and attention from chemical acquisition through final disposal. Chemical use presents risks that include: • adverse health effects • physical injuries • property damage • environmental …

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MGH Research Core Day

All members of the MGH and Partners Research Community are invited to learn more about the research core services available at MGH. Registration is not required to attend. Light refreshments will be provided, along with a raffle! If you are …

MGH Research Fire and Life Safety for Laboratories

This training module addresses fire risk assessment, prevention, preparedness and response specifically for staff in lab occupancies at all MGH locations.

MGH Research Irradiator Retraining

An annual refresher for currently authorized irradiator users. Reiterates proper operating procedures, security policies, actions to take in an emergency, and regulatory issues. Completion is required prior to Irradiator Use Permit expiration.

MGH Research Safety Office Global Safety Awareness

This course is intended for all administrative and research support personnel (both current and new hires) who work in or near a “wet” research lab, or who pass through a wet research lab regularly. The purpose is to ensure they …

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Maintaining a Regulatory Binder is not as Easy as it Seems!

Every study should have a regulatory binder or file whether survey research or drug/device clinical trials. There is a standard set of documents referred to as “essential documents” that should be filed and maintained in the regulatory binder. In this …

Minimal Risk Studies and Expedited Review

Sponsored by the MGH Clinical Research Program and Partners Human Research Committee What Constitutes a Minimal Risk Study? Specific categories of human subject research can be approved via the expedited review procedure if it presents no more than minimal risk …

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Next Generation Sequencing: An Introduction and Clinical Applications

This course is intended for investigators and research staff at all levels interested in next-generation sequencing resources and applications. It will include an introductory lecture on next-generation sequencing technology and sample preparation, lectures on how to interpret the data and …

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Observational, Cross-sectional, Longitudinal studies? What does it all mean? Basic primer on Clinical Trial Design

Observational, Cross-sectional, Longitudinal studies? What does it all mean? Basic primer on Clinical Trial Design New to research? Confused about the different study designs? Join us for an introductory session describing the types of clinical trial designs and how to …

PHE Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI)

This course will discuss 2016 guidelines for preventing Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI). Target audience: MGH direct care staff.

PHE Research Compliance Laboratory Safety General Training FY20

This course is geared towards investigators and research staff working in a wet lab environment. The course provides basic information for working safely in a research laboratory. Questions should be directed to your institution’s Safety Office.

PHE Research Compliance MGH Ragon Institute Biosafety and Bloodborne Pathogen Training

This course is geared towards investigators and research staff working in a wet lab environment. This course provides basic information for Bloodborne Pathogen awareness and processes in order to work safely in a research laboratory.

PHS Research - Handling of Non-human Primate Samples

This course provides information for investigators and staff handling blood, body fluids, or other potentially infectious materials (i.e. unfixed cells or tissues) from Old World monkeys (e.g., macaques, mangabeys).

Partners R User Group Fall Meeting: Machine Learning

Tuesday, November 13 from 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Assembly Row 1W22 Nowadays, we hear great things about Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence. From computer vision, voice recognition to self-driving vehicles, fraud detection, writing articles, editing videos. It sounds great. …

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Payments to Research Subjects: Remuneration and Reimbursement

We will review the do's and don’ts of research subject remuneration and the policies on payments to human subjects and cash control accountability. This course is geared towards investigators, research nurses, study coordinators and other study staff. Please contact dcredu@partners.org …

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Philanthropy at MGH: The Role of Philanthropy in the Clinical Research Process

This course is sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research. Speakers: Lee Cohen, MD, Roman DeSanctis, MD, Carol W. Taylor, Jocelyn Hoey Did you know that donations from patients, families and organizations are used to support clinical research at …

Proper Use of Animal Models in Imaging Research (Martinos Center users only)

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QI Bootcamp: Informed Consent: It’s More than just a Document!

Do you know the ethical considerations that factor into obtaining truly informed consent? If your study involves vulnerable populations, such as children, are you knowledgeable of the special protections afforded to them? Are you aware of federal regulations and IRB …

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QI Bootcamp: Investigational Product Accountability: What is this and How do I do it?

Many drug and device clinical trials are conducted at Partners Institutions. Study teams have the option of using the investigational drug service to manage study drug accountably or storing and managing accountably onsite. For device trials often the only option …

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QI Bootcamp: Navigating the Vast Realm of Unanticipated Problems, Deviations and Violations!

What is an unanticipated problem? Is it more than just an adverse event? When is it a deviation? When is it a violation? In this session, we will discuss events that constitute an “unanticipated problem,” regulations governing unanticipated problems and …

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QI Bootcamp: Session of the Unknown!

As part of the registration process participants will be asked to list a topic or two related to the regulations, study implementation, audits etc. that they have struggled with or would like to learn more about. Participants are welcome to …

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QI Bootcamp: Study Documentation: If it isn’t Documented it Didn’t Happen!

Per Federal Regulations, Good Clinical Practice, and IRB policies, investigators and research staff are required to keep case histories on enrolled subjects. In this session, we will review requirements for source documentation and record keeping of subject files. The presentation …

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QI Bootcamp: What is the Quality Improvement (QI) Program?

The Partners Human Research Quality Improvement (QI) Program provides education and support to the Partners research community to ensure the optimal conduct of human research within the framework of federal regulations, institutional policies, and good clinical practice. In this session, …

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QI Roundtable - Study Start-Up

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research, the Partners Human Research Office (IRB) and the Partners Human Research Quality Improvement Program (QI). Speaker: Daniel Jones, QA/QI Speacialist Isabel Chico-Calero, QI Program Regulatory Specialist This series is designed for all …

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QI Roundtable: Protocol Adherence and Reporting Requirements

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research, the Partners Human Research Office (IRB) and the Partners Human Research Quality Improvement Program (QI). Speaker: Isabel Chico Calero, QI Program Regulatory Specialist You are working on an exciting new study. Are …

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QI Roundtable: Source Documentation

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research, the Partners Human Research Office (IRB) and the Partners Human Research Quality Improvement Program (QI). Speaker: Stephen Hayes, Partners Human Research, Senior QA/QI Specialist Per Federal Regulations, Good Clinical Practice, and Partners …

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RCR Program: Exorcising the Ghosts – Managing Problems with Co-Authors

Speaker: Roland C. Merchant, MD, MPH, ScD, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Attending Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital

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REDCap User Group Meeting

REDCap – User Group: This user group meeting will review some of the new features included in the upgrade. We’ll also use the time to discuss interesting REDCap use cases and offer a chance for users to share their experiences …

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REDCap – CT.gov Adverse Event Reporting Module

REDCap – CT.gov Adverse Event Reporting Module: Speaker: • Eduardo Morales, Systems Designer - Enterprise Research Infrastructure & Services (ERIS) This session reviews the Adverse Event Reporting module developed by Eduardo Morales of the REDCap team. This module is designed …

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REDCap – Patient Provider Consent

REDCap – Patient Provider Consent: This session covers a project template researchers can use to get consent from providers to approach their patients to participate in studies. By pulling data from the RPDR as well as EPIC via PeRC researchers …

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REDCap – Responsy (Survey Completion App)

REDCap – Responsy (Survey Completion App): Responsy is a new mobile application being developed by the Partners REDCap team to be used by study participants. The application can be downloaded onto a participants phone and used to complete REDCap surveys. …

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REDCap, RPDR and Epic Integration – What’s the future?

REDCap, RPDR and Epic Integration – What’s the future? Speaker: Lynn Simpson, MPH, Research Data & Analytics Services Manager Enterprise Research Infrastructure & Services (ERIS) Last year, Partners Research Computing developed a tool to allow users who have access to …

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REDCap: 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance

Topics Include: • What is 21 CFR Part 11? • SDLC and Systems Validation • REDCap compliance requirements • What to do if a sponsor asks about compliance https://rc.partners.org/kb/article/2732

Radiation Safety Course

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Radiation Safety Orientation

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Radiation Safety Retraining

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Recent FDA Inspections at MGH: Observations, Citations, and Lessons Learned

Speaker: Pamela Richtmyer, Senior Research Compliance Associate, MGH Research Compliance Please join us as Pamela Richtmyer discusses recent FDA inspections at MGH, lesson learned from those inspections and how we can prevent citations moving forward. This course is geared towards …

Research Administrator Discussion Group (RADG)

Monthly meeting for research administrators

Research Council Department Rep Meetings

Representatives appointed by Chiefs to attend Research Council meetings on behalf of departments and centers

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Research Institute Training and Education Committee

Research Institute Training and Education (RITE) Committee. Please contact dcredu@partners.org with any questions.

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Research in Precision and Genomic Medicine

The MGH Division of Clinical Research is sponsoring a course focused on research in genomic and precision medicine. Precision medicine has the potential to change how health care is practiced. An important component of precision medicine is the use of …

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Responsible Conduct of ‘Omics’ Research

Responsible Conduct of ‘Omics’ Research Sponsored by the Division of Clinical Research at MGH Join us for this exciting course looking at complex challenges that have become widespread due to rapid advances in genomic technologies, large scale data sharing, and …

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SOCRA Certification Exam

Want to Become a Certified Clinical Research Professional? The MGH Division of Clinical Research and the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) are hosting a certification exam at MGH. Participants who successfully complete the exam will become a Certified Clinical …

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Special Lecture: AI for Representation and Reasoning in Knowledge Bases of Science

Special Lecture: AI for Representation and Reasoning in Knowledge Bases of Science Presented by Andrew McCallum, PhD Friday September 7 | 1:45-3:30pm | Simches 3.110 Sponsored by the Division of Clinical Research Agenda 1:45-2:00pm: Introduction 2:00-3:00pm: Lecture- AI for Representation …

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Spotlight Series: Delegation of Responsibilities in a Clinical Research Study

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research and the MGH Clinical Research Center Speaker: Kathy Hall, MS, APC-BC, NE-BC, Nursing Director, MGH Clinical Research Center As part of a research study an investigator may decide to delegate certain tasks …

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Spotlight Series: RedCap Regulatory Binder Version 2.0

Speaker: Oluwanisola Odesina, Quality Improvement Specialist, Partners Quality Improvement Program The Partners Quality Improvement Program (QI) and Enterprise Research Infrastructure and Service (ERIS) have updated the Electronic Regulatory Binder (eReg Binder) project in Redcap. The eReg Binder assists sites with …

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Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Study Subjects

Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Study Subjects Speaker: Barbara Steiner, EdM, Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, Diabetes Research Center, MGH In this session, we will identify strategies to recruit and retain subjects from the practical standpoint of a study coordinator working …

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The Implementation of Precision Medicine: Integrating Translational Research and Care Redesign

The Implementation of Precision Medicine: Integrating Translational Research and Care Redesign presented by Dr. Calum MacRae, MD, PhD, Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School There are a number of practical challenges that must be …

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The Role of Immunotherapies in Medicine- Clinical Research Day Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: The Role of Immunotherapies in Medicine Moderator Maurizio Fava, MD Director, Division of Clinical Research, MGH Research Institute Panelists Carl June, MD Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy, Director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies and Director of …

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Trial Innovation Unit Workshop: Resources for translating a great idea into the clinic

Sponsored by the Division of Clinical Research Speaker: Dr. Judy Hung Do you have a great idea but don’t know how to get it translated into clinical space? Join us for this workshop with Dr. Judy Hung, Director of Trial …

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Using Rally for Your Research Recruitment

Rally is a recruitment platform offered free to Partners researchers. It provides research teams with: • A public webpage and a way for people in the community to directly express interest in a study • Roster and contact logging tools …

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Welcome to the Genetic Code: An Overview of Basic Genetics

This introductory course will review fundamental language and concepts including DNA anatomy and genome organization; genotype-phenotype correlations; basic population genetics; and genotyping. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions to the faculty prior to the lectures. This course is …

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What Does the IRB Really Want? How to Write a Human Studies Protocol

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research and the Human Research Committee Elizabeth Hohmann, M.D., Chair and Physician Director, Partners Human Research Committee This practical lecture addresses "Full Review Protocols" - those of more than minimal risk which must …

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What are the changes to the Common Rule? How do they impact researchers?

The federal government has made changes to the Common Rule which will take effect on January 21, 2019. Join us to learn about these changes, how they will be implemented at Partners and the impact they will have on researchers. …

What’s the Story, Regulatory? An overview of the Harvard Catalyst Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law Program

Find out more about the Harvard Catalyst and the Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law program. Learn about our resources and how we help research professionals, investigators, and research staff navigate the regulatory field in human research.

Working with Nonhuman Primates (B Virus Precautions & Cage-Side Safety)

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eIRB Training: A Hands-On Introduction to eIRB

This training is a hands-on workshop for users that need to submit to the Partners IRB. The workshop will focus on the basics of how to navigate, track, and submit common submission types using eIRB. The eIRB/Humans module within the …