Development Opportunities

“The Principal Investigator Role: What Every New and Seasoned PI Needs to Know about the Conduct and Oversight of Clinical Research”

Registration for the Clinical Research Resources Office (CRRO) training is now OPEN.
The training takes place on Tuesday, June 10th from 9am – 1:00pm in Evans 720.
The training is open to the first 25 registrants. Cost is $60. Registration will close on Thursday June 5th at noon.

For more information and to register, please click on the following link:


Working Consultation Session: Using Technology & Informatics in Clinical Research

The Office of Clinical Research and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) continues to offer the Clinical Research Informatics and Technology Consultation (CRITC) Service for BU/BMC researchers to assist them with use of information technology and informatics to facilitate clinical studies.

Join Christopher Shanahan, MD MPH, Thursday March 20th from 12:00-1:00 PM, in R106 for a FREE 1 hour group consultation drop-in session.

The Clinical Research Informatics and Technology Consultation (CRITC) Service provides the following:

1. Consultation on the development and use of information technology and informatics for clinical research studies. Examples include but are not limited to:

• Developing a patient education kiosk for patients in a clinic waiting room
• Development of chronic disease registries for research
• Development and study of mobile applications to improve care
• Development and study of bedside clinical technologies (e.g. wireless monitoring of pulmonary function)

2. Expert assistance with using clinical data for research beyond that already provided by Linda Rosen and the Clinical Research Data Warehouse, including:

• Help selecting the data you need for your study (and IRB application) to get it right the first time
• Help understanding the meaning of data in the Clinical Data Warehouse, including how clinical data get into the warehouse (e.g. is it best to use a diagnosis code or a series of tests and medical history items to identify cases?)
• Use of the electronic medical record to collect information prospectively for research, to make much easier to extract later for your study

Dr. Shanahan is former Medical Director of BMC ITS and now Faculty Lead for BU-Profiles and CTSI Research Networking for BUMC. Open consultations and short-term services are provided free of charge. More extensive consultations will be offered for a fee. You can contact Chris at


Upcoming Training at BUMC in Conduct of Clinical Research for 2014!

The Clinical Research Resources Office (CRRO) has scheduled upcoming training on Conduct of Clinical Research.  Registration is happening soon….. Sign up now to get early bird notification to register for these sessions!**

Fundamentals in the Conduct of Clinical Research: BUMC Clinical Research Professional Staff Training

This training takes place over two half-days. Cost: $75.

  • Spring training: Monday, March 17; and Monday, March 24, 2014; 9am – 12:30pm.  E-720.
  • Fall training:  Will take place on a Thursday or Friday (two consecutive weeks) in October.  Specific dates will be available once we can schedule the rooms.

The Principal Investigator Role: What Every New and Seasoned PI Needs to Know about the Conduct and Oversight of Clinical Research

The training will take place on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, from 9am – 1pm; Cost: $60.

** Sign up for early bird notification for CRRO trainings here.  Once you are on this list, you will receive advance notice when Registration is open (about 3 – 4 weeks in advance of the training).

The CRRO, the Recruitment Services Program, and the ReSPECT Registry are supported by the Boston University Clinical Translational Science Institute, the Department of Medicine, and the Office of Clinical Research.