Additional Training Opportunities

The following information may be of interest to Northwestern University faculty and staff, as well as others involved in clinical research.  If you have suggestions for additional educational opportunities that you would like to see posted here, please contact us.

IRB Brown Bag Seminars
The IRB Office offers monthly one-hour brown bag seminars led by IRB Office Staff and other guest speakers.  Each seminar will address a specific topic related to the protection of human research subjects.  Registration is requested.  For more information, please refer to the IRB Brown Bag Schedules.  If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Sokalski at 312-503-3259 or at

Kellogg Science and Business Programs

The life science industry is fast moving, highly entrepreneurial and complex. To succeed, one must understand the connections between its major components — core business functions, cutting-edge technologies, entrepreneurship and marketing. Scientists must have business savvy and managers, science-savvy, for the greatest impact on their organizations. Kellogg provides outstanding programs for both scientists and managers in the industry to complement and enhance their leadership capacities.

Evidence-Based Practice Project

Evidence-based practice involves the conscientious, explicit use of best available evidence, integrated with consideration of patient characteristics, preferences, and resources to make decisions about the care of individuals and communities.  Commissioned by the National Institutes of Health in 2006, the transdisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice Project creates online learning tools to help bridge the gap between research and practice.

Five modules are available:

  1. The Evidence-Based Practice Process
  2. Search for Evidence
  3. Critical Appraisal
  4. Randomized Controlled Trials
  5. Systematic Reviews.  They can be accessed free of charge or for CE credit by clicking here.


Need more information? Contact one of our RESEARCH NAVIGATORS.