Year Published: 2014

Time to Complete: 75 min

Course Type: Self-paced Online

Instructor: Tamsin Knox, MD, MPH; Farzad Noubary, PhD; Julie SantaCroce Burt

Learning Level: Fundamental

Primary Audience: All Research Team Members

Prerequisite: None

Course Collection(s): Regulatory and Research Ethics

What is a Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB), and how can it improve your study?

IRBs and funding agencies often require DSMBs for intervention studies. Find out what DSMBs do and how best to collaborate with them at a two-hour Tufts CTSI seminar, A Team-based Approach to Data and Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMBs). Led by clinical study experts, this interactive training will consist of didactic lectures, discussions, and group activities for investigators and their clinical study teams, including research fellows, coordinators, research nurses, data managers, biostatisticians, regulatory personnel, and IRB members.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe roles and responsibilities in working with a DSMB
  • Locate DSMBs’ extended scientific expertise and support in the context of a disease, population, or intervention
  • Recognize the importance of engaging a DSMB in an early stage of your study design
  • Recognize DSMBs’ comprehensive approaches to safety monitoring as valuable steps for patient safety

Available courses

Date Location Type Price
2024 Course: Open January 1 through December 31 Online Self-paced course This Course is Free