WELCOME TO THE MRCT CENTER VIRTUAL TRAININGmrct center virtual training

The Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard (MRCT Center) is a research and policy center dedicated to promoting safe and ethical clinical trials, with a particular focus on multi-site, multi-national trials. The MRCT Center brings together collaborative, multi-disciplinary stakeholders from industry, academia, patient advocacy groups, non-profit organizations, and regulatory agencies to define emerging issues in global clinical trials and to create and implement ethical, actionable, and practical solutions.

Training is one of the core strengths of the MRCT Center and we use complementary approaches of online, in person, and in-country training resources. We are committed to building capacity for clinical research personnel, research ethics boards, regulators, patients, the public, and others to help ensure the ethical conduct of research and research integrity. 

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: EQUITY BY DESIGN

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

This six-part virtual training focuses on practical approaches to address diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) of underrepresented populations in clinical research. The course is intended to aid cancer centers in improving their ability to enroll and retain underrepresented participants in clinical research. Further, the course highlights responsibility, accountability, and sustainability for DEI in clinical research.

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INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF ICH E6 (R2) 

ich 6

This is an introductory course consisting of 10 modules that reflects the ICH Guideline E6(R2): Guideline for Good Clinical Practice. The content is particularly directed at governmental regulatory reviewers and inspectors and is also applicable to other stakeholders including investigators, study teams, ethics committee members, research organizations, and sponsors.

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ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF ETHICS

essential elements of ethics

This is an introductory course consisting of 11 modules that will assist (1) clinical researchers as they write their study protocol to recognize and address common ethical challenges in clinical trials, and (2) ethics committee members as they review and analyze clinical trial protocols in an efficient and comprehensive manner. 

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IRB HEALTH LITERACY TRAINING

health literacy

This is an introductory health literacy training developed specifically for Human Research Protection Programs (HRPPs) and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). The course is intended to support IRB members and staff in learning about health literacy and reflecting on their roles in reviewing and approving clear, understandable participant-facing research communications.  The training activities for individuals include a video, teach-back questions, and before-and-after exercises.

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To access the modules, please click the links above for further information and instructions. For any questions, please contact Carmen Aldinger (caldinger@bwh.harvard.edu).

 

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