Are you a clinical research team member involved in obtaining informed consent from human research volunteers?
Join Tufts CTSI for a blended synchronous/asynchronous workshop focused on providing hands-on practice consenting research participants from special populations. This training has two parts: a required, self-paced pre-work tutorial on Tufts CTSI I LEARN and a live Zoom practice session. In the live portion of the workshop, all participants will practice obtaining informed consent with members of Tufts CTSI’s Stakeholder Expert Panel and student actors from the Boston Arts Academy in two role-play scenarios: an adolescent research participant and an adult with temporary diminished capacity. Panel members are former research participants and individuals with experience as simulated patients. This is a learning and skill building opportunity for you, and you will not be evaluated in any way.
Participants must complete 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 is required; including participating in the roleplay, 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. All attendees will be expected to participate in the live role play exercise.
By the end of this training, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate professional judgement on whether a potential participant has the capacity to, and is providing, willing and uncoerced consent.
- Distinguish between competency and capacity with respect to informed consent conversations.
- Distinguish between assent and consent to participate in research.
- Demonstrate (using plain language) explaining the informed consent process, in a virtual setting, to participants from special populations.
Enrollment is limited due to the hands-on nature of this training. After enrollment, participants will be asked to upload proof of completion of CITI basic training in human subjects research. Please contact Noelle Weicker for questions.