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Clinical Research Education Series (CRES)

Clinical Research Education Series (CRES)

What is CRES?

The ITHS CRES is a continuing education and networking series for research coordinators and other research staff interested in clinical research topics. This 2-hour in‐person event is held between Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and the University of Washington. The first half of each event focuses on the presentation of a clinical research topic area, with the second half featuring networking and interaction with fellow attendees to discuss presentation points, exchange ideas, and share experiences.

Who should attend CRES?

CRES is designed for research professionals of all levels of experience who perform research coordination duties in the health sciences fields at:

  • Fred Hutch
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Seattle Children’s
  • University of Washington
  • Institutions throughout the five‐state WWAMI region

Are there options for off‐site coordinators?

CRES is an in‐person event hosted in Seattle. The continuing education part of CRES is webcast live for off‐site participants. We also post handouts on the ITHS website to prompt reflections and to facilitate networking conversations offline.

More questions about CRES?

Please contact the education team by email at with any questions.

More Information

View presentations, tools, and handouts from previous CRES events.

Upcoming and Past Events

A Single IRB: The Promise and the Reality @ On-Line Event
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


Single IRB (sIRB) review is now mandated for most federally-funded research involving human subjects. The policy requires the use of one IRB to accomplish IRB review and approval for all domestic sites. The goal of this requirement is to enhance and streamline the IRB review process for multi-site research so that research can proceed as quickly as possible without compromising ethical principles and protections for human research participants. Implementing this policy will require IRBs and investigators to significantly rethink and restructure their processes for multi-site research.

This session will discuss the different sIRB policies, how they impact investigators at the time they are writing grants and after the grant is funded, changes IRBs are making to implement single IRB review, and the resources investigators and their teams will need to successfully manage a multi-site study under single IRB review.

Schedule of activities

  • 2:00-2:10pm – welcome and intro
  • 2:10-3:25pm – presentation, interactivity, Q&A
  • 3:25-3:30pm – thank you and feedback survey

Learning objectives

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  1. Understand what single IRB review is
  2. Recognize what kinds of studies must comply
  3. Explain the overall process for obtaining single IRB review
  4. Plan for single IRB review for a multi-site research study

About the speaker

Adrienne Meyer, MPA, CIP, is the Assistant Director of Reliances in the Human Subjects Division at the University of Washington (UW). Adrienne is a regulatory specialist and frequent lecturer on issues associated with regulatory compliance and research ethics in a broad spectrum of research disciplines. Adrienne has been at the UW for nearly 20 years and has worked in many capacities with researchers from nearly every department and research discipline: from behavioral research with young children to first-in-human chemotherapy trials. She is the SMART IRB Ambassador for the West and Pacific region and the IRB representative on ITHS’s Trial Innovation Network team.

This meeting will be online only. Please register to receive the Zoom link. If you previously registered to attend in-person, the Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.

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Cite ITHSThe Institute is supported by grants UL1 TR002319, KL2 TR002317, and TL1 TR002318 from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program (CTSA).

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