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Necessary Elements in the Fundamentals of Human Research

Published January 23, 2024, via Research News

This 6 session course provides an introduction to the conduct of human research.

Registration is now open!

Course will occur via Zoom. Do not enroll if you are not available for all 6 sessions. Please note, the virtual class requires your webcam to be on for the entire course due to the interactive components and breakout work groups.

Course Dates
Session 1: Tuesday, March 19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Session 2: Thursday, March 21, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Session 3: Tuesday, March 26, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Session 4: Thursday, March 28, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Session 5: Tuesday, April 2, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Session 6: Thursday, April 4, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Topics Covered

  • Research at Washington University
  • Clinical Research Coordinator Responsibilities
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Introduction to the IRB; Conflicts of Interest
  • Research Integrity; HIPAA Privacy & Security
  • Social/Behavioral Research
  • Recruitment & Retention; Informed Consent
  • Case Report Forms & Study Phases
  • Audits & Monitoring
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Building the Essentials for Multisite Research Management
  • Risk Monitoring, Mitigating Research Risks, & Research Risk Assessments
  • Case Studies in Compliance

Those who complete the course will receive Good Clinical Practice (GCP) credit & HIPAA Refresher credit.

Course Location
Zoom Link to be distributed to those who are confirmed registered via email before the course begins. 

Registration Required.
Seating is very limited and fills fast. The virtual class requires webcam for the interactive components and breakout work groups.

By registering for this course, it is assumed you have pre-approval from your Business Manager to cover the cost of this course*. There will be a question asking for the Workday Cost Center (CC) and your financial contact information in the REDCap survey that will be sent to you after registration.

If you are a Washington University employee or have a Learn@Work login:

  • Register via this link to Learn@Work, and click the blue “Enroll” button.
  • If the page states “The class you are trying to find is not available for enrollment” this indicates both the class and waitlist are full. 

The cost of the course is $30. *Due to the changes with Workday, our business office will collect the payment based on the cost center provided during registration. If you are unable to attend, please see the cancellation policy section below.

Cancellation Policy
Due to limited availability, notice of cancellation is due by Thursday, February 8, 2024. If a participant does not attend the course, but has not notified the HRQA Program by February 8th, the course fee will not be refunded, and the registration may not be transferred to the next course session. Please contact to cancel/transfer enrollment, or with any questions on the cancellation policy.

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