OHRI Clinical Research Training Course

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Amphitheatre, Civic Campus, The Ottawa Hospital

1053 Carling Avenue

Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9


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It's YOUR Clinical Research Training Course!

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Join us at the 14th annual Clinical Research Training Course at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. It's your Clinical Research Training Course!

The day's events will take place in the Amphitheatre at the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital, and in nearby rooms for the afternoon workshops.

The day's schedule is found below, or you can download it from here: Clinical Research Training Course 2019 Schedule

Use this eventbrite page to register. Select the tickets for the sessions you wish to attend.

For the afternoon Workshops, select one for each time slot. Select one of 1A and 1B (1:00-2:30), and one of 2A and 2B (2:45-4:15). See below for Workshop Descriptions.


How much does it cost to attend the Clinical Research Training Course?

Registration is free for internal staff members (OHRI, The Ottawa Hospital, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute). For external registrants, the cost is $100. Contact the organizers to arrange payment: or 613-798-5555 ext. 19628

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is limited at the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital. If you need to park, arrive early. Contact the organizers for more information and directions, if needed: or 613-798-5555 ext. 19628

How can I contact the organizers with any questions?

Don't hesitate to contact us at or 613-798-5555 ext. 19628.

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?

There is no need to bring any printed tickets. We will have a list of everyone who registered.

Can I update my registration information?

Please contact us to update your registration information: or 613-798-5555 ext. 19628


FIRST SESSION (1:00-2:30)

Workshop 1A - Open Science: Becoming a Centre for Journalology Ambassador

PLEASE NOTE: To attend this Workshop, you must attend the morning session on Open Science (11:15-12:00).

Workshop Leader: Kelly Cobey

Brief description: This workshop is intended for research staff who are looking to become knowledge experts in publication and open science practices. The workshop will provide an interactive discussion of open science and discuss related barriers and facilitators. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in the Centre for Journalology’s Ambassador program, and to use and contribute to the development of tools to facilitate best publication and open science practices.

Target Audience: This workshop is intended research staff who are looking to become knowledge experts in open science practices.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand what open science is, and why it is important

2. Identify resources internal and external to OHRI to support open science practices

3. Map how open science practices can be integrated into research workflows

Workshop 1B - Budgets: What you don't know can cost you in Clinical Research Budgets

Workshop Leaders: Nathalie Wright and Sohail Robert

Brief Description: A successful research study will include a budget that adequately meets the financial needs of conducting that study. However, budgeting is one of the most challenging aspects of clinical trials. In this workshop we will review many aspects of budgeting and look at how to ensure costs needed to properly conduct the research are considered.

Target Audience: Any research personnel involved in preparing, reviewing, and negotiating clinical trials budgets.

Learning Objectives:

1. Review components of a clinical trial budget

2. Provide guidance for identifying true cost of the clinical trial

SECOND SESSION (2:45-4:15)

Workshop 2A - Informed Consent: The Document and the Process – It is more than just reading and signing a piece of paper

Workshop Leaders: Amy Geertsma and Lisa Johnston

Brief Description: Informed consent for a research study involves much more than just reading and signing a piece of paper. Rather, it involves two essential parts: a document and a process. The session will provide an overview of the REB Informed Consent templates and which ones to use depending on the type of research to ensue in. The remainder of the session will look at the strategies to enhance the consent process.

Target Audience: This workshop is intended for any research staff who wants to improve on their informed consent document and build on their strategies to enhance the consent discussion and process.

Learning Objectives:

1. To review REB templates available for different types of consents

2. To define what is the concept of plain language and how to use it in the informed consent to improve understanding and communication.

3. To review tips and resources to improve the readability and understanding of the informed consent.

Workshop 2B - Efficient Study Start-Up: Funding is secured but now what? Practical steps on getting a clinical trial off the ground

Workshop Leaders: Emily Hladkowicz and Ivy Salter

Brief Description and Target Audience: This talk is intended to assist coordinators, investigators and study staff who want to learn more about, or are currently facing challenges with study start-up and successfully getting a clinical trial off the ground.

Learning Objectives:

1. How to successfully transition from grant preparation to study start-up

2. How to foster and facilitate a team-based approach to starting a clinical study

3. Discuss as a group outstanding challenges experienced in this role and how we can be supported as key members of a research team/program

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Amphitheatre, Civic Campus, The Ottawa Hospital

1053 Carling Avenue

Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9


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