Are you a clinical research team member who obtains informed consent from human research volunteers?

Could you or your team use information on best practices and strategies for obtaining informed consent?

Join Tufts CTSI for a blended synchronous/asynchronous workshop focused on providing hands-on practice consenting research participants. This training will take place in two parts: Part 1 of this workshop will be offered online, self-paced through Tufts CTSI I LEARN; Part 2 will take place in a live Zoom meeting and provide an opportunity to practice obtaining informed consent with members of Tufts CTSI’s Stakeholder Expert Panel. Panel members are former research participants and individuals with experience as simulated patients. This is a learning and skill building opportunity for you and will not be evaluated in any way.

Participants must complete all of the pre-work on Tufts CTSI I LEARN in order to receive the Zoom link for the live training. While in the live workshop, your active participation in the live role-play activity is required. You will also learn through providing feedback to others and engaging in group discussion. This will ensure that you get the most out of what this training has to offer.

Clinical research coordinators, investigators, research fellows, research nurses, and anyone involved in obtaining informed consent are encouraged to attend.

By the end of this workshop, participants of Parts 1 & 2 should be able to:

  • List the essential elements of informed consent.
  • Demonstrate (using plain language) explaining the informed consent process, in a virtual setting.
  • Demonstrate multiple techniques to verify participants’ comprehension.
  • Identify 2-3 key considerations for obtaining informed consent in a remote or virtual setting.


Live session via Zoom: Thursday June 23, 2022, 10:00AM-noon ET 


To attend, please register here via Tufts CTSI I LEARN.


CITI basic human subjects protection training. Participants will be required to upload proof of CITI completion to the Tufts CTSI I LEARN course site before the live session.