Video Recordings

Clinical Protocol Complexity: Negative Impact and Opportunities to Improve Study Success

Kenneth Getz, MBA
Director of Sponsored Research & Associate Professor
Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development
Tufts University School of Medicine
April 16, 2015

During the past several decades, the scope and administration burden of industry-funded clinical trial protocols has increased dramatically. This talk reviews more than a decade of scholarly study conducted by a research team at Tufts University School of Medicine. Trends in the scientific and operating complexity of protocol designs will be discussed. The impact of protocol complexity on clinical trial durations and patient recruitment and retention effectiveness will also be presented. The talk will culminate with a discussion of new opportunities to optimize study design and improve study feasibility and success.

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International Research: Logistical and Ethical Considerations
Theresa Colecchia, JD
Michelle LeMenager, BS, CIP
February 24, 2015

As the world becomes more accessible through technology and networking, international research activities are increasing in the academic arena. This program will provide specific information for faculty and students who are planning to conduct international research now or in the future. It is highly recommended that all faculty mentors who will be advising students going abroad attend this session. Ms. Colecchia will discuss administrative, legal and financial policies when conducting research in a foreign location. Ms. LeMenager will provide an overview of IRB considerations which include federal regulations, local ethics review, familiarity with the local culture and norms, in-country collaborators, and a meaningful consent process.

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