6-Hour Virtual Seminar on Project Management in Clinical Research

This course is an integrative learning experience, combining a comprehensive review of the good clinical practice core principles and project management strategies applicable to clinical research during the new drug development process.

This course examines the concepts and applied techniques for cost estimation, risk management and quality assurance for clinical research projects. Project management principles and methodology are provided with special focus on planning, controlling, and coordinating individual and group efforts. Key topics include overview of modern project management in clinical trials, organization strategy and project selection, defining a project and developing a project plan and scheduling resources, project risk analysis, work breakdown structures, and project networks. Mastery of key tools and concepts introduced in this course and development of the skills vital to effective management of multidisciplinary tasks through lectures, case studies and discussions will provide a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace for clinical research professionals. FDB3087

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe project management as it applies to clinical research and in the management of clinical trials
  • Identify how project managers develop high performance project teams
  • Develop a project plan and work breakdown structure
  • Identify process mapping tools used in clinical research
  • Recognize the importance of effective project schedules
  • Identify clinical trial project budgetary needs
  • Identify performance metrics and utilize effectively to monitor project
  • Management of vendors within a clinical trial for optimal oversight and outcomes
  • Implement successful project closure and lessons learned

Areas Covered in the Seminar:

  • Prioritization and strategies in planning clinical studies
  • Resources allocation
  • Outsourcing strategy
  • Assigning role and responsibilities of study team members
  • Cost estimation and budgets for clinical project
  • Establishing schedules, timelines to meet corporate goals
  • Risk Management and Quality Assurance strategies
Who Should Attend:

  • New Project Managers
  • Project Managers with little or no drug development or clinical trial experience
  • Staff from Pharmaceutical Companies or Contract Research Organizations (CROs) involved with the management of clinical trials
  • New Clinical or other Project Team Leaders who will be managing projects
  • Managers unfamiliar with clinical project management
  • New Clinical, Regulatory, and Department Staff who will design clinical trial programs
  • Clinical Research Associates, Data Managers or others interested in transitioning into clinical trial management
  • Project Team Leaders with limited direct clinical trial experience who will be managing drug development programs and supervising project managers
  • Grant Administrators

Marina Malikova

Dr. Malikova has over twenty years of experience in the clinical research field. She has managed Phase I – IV studies involving investigational drugs, devices and biologics. She has worked on Industry-sponsored and Investigator-initiated trials in the fields of Surgery, Cancer Diagnostics and Interventional Radiology.

Dr. Malikova graduated from the Institute of Biochemistry, Russian Academy of Science, in Moscow, Russia with a PhD in Biochemistry. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Investigation and Project Management Certification from Boston University.

In her current role as Executive Director, Dr. Malikova manages research efforts in 13 divisions of the Department of Surgery at Boston Medical Center. She is responsible for clinical trials and basic biomedical research operations, quality assurance, risk management, safety monitoring, strategic planning, and macro-management of research programs. She provides guidance and oversight to the Project Managers, Clinical Research Associates (CRAs), Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs), and laboratory staff. She advises faculty/staff on protocol and informed consent writing; assists with BU IRB applications and submissions; provides oversight for data user agreements, cost coverage analysis and budgets development, contracts and licensing for clinical research; and ensures compliance.

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  • Login Information with Password to join the session, 24 hours prior to the webinar
  • Presentation Handout in .pdf format
  • Presentation from the Speaker
  • Feedback form
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Recording access Information with Password to view the webinar, will be sent 24 hours after the completion of the Live webinar.
  • Presentation Handout in .pdf format
  • Certificate of Attendance