Talks focused on regulatory issues and emerging topics in research. Regulatory Education and Events
At a glance
Opportunity for
  • Continuing education on regulatory compliance and emerging issues
Eligibility
  • Open to all (some sessions may open only to Harvard-affiliated researchers); sessions are geared to researchers, research staff, and/or institution officials and administrators.
Session Dates
  • Varies; see below for details

The Harvard Catalyst Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law Program hosts events that focus on regulatory topics and emerging issues in the interdisciplinary conduct of research. The events series features local and national experts who offer guidance, present case studies, and engage participants in discussion on a range of topics of interest to researchers as well as research administrators and IRB members.

Upcoming Seminars

The 2018 New England OHRP Research Community Forum

May 1-2, 2018
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Harvard Medical School

This Research Community Forum Informed Consent: Content, Communications and Emerging Technologies will bring together renowned experts, researchers, scientists, and regulatory professionals for a workshop on May 1, followed by a symposium on May 2.

Hosted by the 2018 New England OHRP Research Community Forum Planning Committee: The Office of Human Research Protections, Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston University, Partners HealthCare, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Center, and Yale Center for Clinical Investigation.

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Ongoing Opportunities

For IRBs

  • Onsite SBER Training and Education (Request Consultation)
    A customizable, case-based curriculum delivered and moderated by IRB experts.
  • IRB Visiting Program (Request schedule and more information)
    Local IRB members have the opportunity to observe the deliberations of another IRB to help identify best practices and innovative processes in the review of clinical and translational research.

For Investigators

  • Onsite SBER Training and Education (Request Consultation)
    A customizable, case-based curriculum delivered and moderated by IRB experts.
  • ClinicalTrials.gov Reporting (Request Consultation)
    Obtain assistance with required reporting to ClinicalTrials.gov from the Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Program.