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Bringing the Science of Safety to Clinical Research Workshop May 13 and June 11

June 11, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Dear Colleagues:

The workshop “Bringing the Science of Safety to Clinical Research” focuses on how to conduct research in such a way that the participants are least likely to be harmed. While there will always be risks in research due to limited knowledge, participants should not be at increased risk because of how the protocol is actually conducted. We have conducted the workshop three times to date. Not only were the satisfaction ratings high, but almost all research teams stated they changed some aspect of how they conduct their protocols based on what they have learned.

Who should attend?

PIs and their research coordinators planning or conducting greater than minimal risk research. The PI and research coordinator should plan on attending both sessions. In the first session we will describe the concepts of the science of safety and outline how research protocols should be reviewed to identify risks to participants and incorporate safety practices into the practice of research. In the second session small groups of research teams will discuss how they enhanced the training, communication, protocol SOPs, and oversight to enhance safety in their protocols.

When and where is the workshop?

The workshop involves two sessions:
Session 1: Monday, May 13, 2013, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Tilghman Auditorium
Session 2: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Bunting Blaustein Cancer Building, Owens Auditorium

Will attendees get credit for attending in terms of human subjects research recertification?

Yes. Attendees will receive 30 points per session or a total of 60 points if they attend both workshop sessions.

For more information on “Bringing the Science of Safety to Clinical Research” click below:



Daniel E. Ford, MD, MPH
Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation
Director of The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research


June 11, 2013
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Owens Auditorium, CRB II