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Necessary Elements in the Fundamentals of Human Research

8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
@4240 - OTM Conference Room
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This 3 day course provides an introduction to the conduct of human research.

Registration is now open!

Course Dates
Session 1: October 10th, 8:00am-3:00pm
Session 2: October 17th, 8:00am-3:00pm
Session 3: October 24th, 8:00am-2:00pm

Topics Covered
An Overview of Research at Washington University; The Clinical Research Coordinator; An Introduction to the IRB; Conflicts of Interest in Research; Research Integrity; HIPAA Privacy & Security; Social/Behavioral Research; Documentation in Clinical Research; Recruitment, Informed Consent, and Retention; Billing Matrix and Device Billing; Protocols, Case Report Forms, and Study Phases; Audits; Writing a Protocol; Study Budgets; Risk Monitoring, Mitigating Research Risks, and Research Risk Assessments; Case Studies in Compliance

Course Location
@4240 Building
4240 Duncan Avenue
Office of Technology Management Conference Room, 1st Floor
(Take the Cortex Red shuttle on the Medical Campus,​ or ride the Metrolink to the Cortex station.)

Cost of Course: $125
Includes the cost of all course materials.

Registration Required
Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 3rd. Seating is limited and usually fills much earlier than the registration deadline.

If you have never previously enrolled in Necessary Elements:

  • Register via this link to Learn@Work, and click the blue “Register” button.
  • A final registration page will appear. Click the “Complete Registration” button.
    • DO NOT uncheck any of the sessions’ boxes on the left, as all three days are required.

If you have previously enrolled in the Necessary Elements curriculum or are non-WashU:

Payment and Cancellation Policy
Payment is due at least 5 business days (1 week) prior to the first class date. Advance notice of cancellation (at least 5 business days prior to the first class date) is required to transfer enrollment to a future session or to receive a refund. If a participant does not attend the course, but has not notified the HRQA Program in advance of cancellation, the course fee will not be refunded, and the registration may not be transferred to the next course session. Please contact Melissa Tsvirko at or Andrea Morris at to cancel/transfer enrollment, or with any questions on the cancellation policy.

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