February Webinars, Various Research Topics

  • January 27, 2017
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Selected Webinar Sessions Related to Research Activities

The Canadian Association for Research Administrators offers a wide range of webinars for research staff, administrators and investigators.  All webinars are available to both members and non-members of CARA.

Highlighted below, are selected webinars that will be offered throughout February.  A complete listing of webinars and online registration is available here.  For more information about CARA webinars, please contact Nina Papuca.

Webinar Fees:

$90 for members

$150 for non members


Responsible Conduct of Research

February 3rd, 12-1pm EST

This webinar will cover what it means to create and participate in an environment that supports the responsible conduct of research — Applying and Managing Agency Funding:

  • Agency Requirements
  • Performing Research
  • Dissemination
  • Allegations of Breaches
  • Institutional Processes for allegation of a breach

Speaker Bio:

Robyn Roscoe is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with 15 years of experience in the management of large health research projects, and over 20 years experience in project management in the scientific and technical fields. She is currently Director of Management and Administration for the BC Cancer Agency Genome Sciences Centre (GSC), responsible for project, finance and operations management. Robyn has previously worked in the environment sector and oil & gas industry as a project manager, operations specialist and environmental manager. She holds a BSc from the University of Manitoba.


Industry Perspectives of Clinical Research Partners: How do Clinical Trials come to Canada

February 7th, 12-1pm EST

The Senate Report on clinical trials in Canada (2012) noted that high cost and slow implementation of clinical trials is resulting in a decline in Canadian participation. But is that the only factor? If it is more than cost and speed that is causing the decline, how can CARA/ACAAR members help to change the landscape? This talk will address some of the key issues facing pharmaceutical sponsors as they allocate global trial participation, using Mount Everest as an analogy. So, gear up and prepare to climb the mountain of clinical research!

Speaker Bio:

Rob Huizinga has more than 24 years of clinical research, and has been with Aurinia Pharmaceuticals since 2002 focusing on managing the global clinical development of voclosporin. Before joining Aurinia, Rob was an Investigator in nephrology and transplantation clinical trials where he was involved in more than 60 clinical trials from Phase I through Phase IV and the successful development of numerous compounds. He has acted as a consultant to nephrology and transplantation pharmaceutical companies and has lectured extensively. Over the years, Rob has established and nurtured close relationships in the nephrology and transplant communities and has fostered strong connections with both investigators and clinical trial sites.


Developing an Impactful Research Strategy

February 22nd,  12-1pm EST

The aims of this webinar are to provide participants with the principles and process for developing an impactful research strategy. The presentation is aimed at senior research managers working within university, government, healthcare or non-profit sectors, with experience in managing and developing research portfolios. Core elements of the talk will consider: the key drivers for developing a strategy; taking a strategy from conception to delivery; why many strategies fail; examples of good practice; conducting stakeholder consultation and user involvement; implementation and communication; identifying measures of success and measuring impact.

Speaker Bio:

Norman has over 25 years of experience in conducting research and developing research strategy from roles in academic, government and non-profit sectors – in the UK and USA. Established as a freelance consultant in 2013, he works with a range of organisations – mainly within medical research – to strengthen their approach, developing impactful strategies and new research funding ventures. The goals of the consultancy are grounded in a genuine desire to enable organisations to harness the potential of medical research for the benefit of public health and society. In addition to research management and policy roles in the non-profit and government sectors, Norman’s earlier career was rooted in academic research into arthritis and cancer at prestigious research institutions in Cambridge, London and Boston.