This is a 2 part workshop that will be held on April 14 and April 21, both from 2pm to 3pm. Registrants will receive links to both dates.
April 14, 2021
Part 1: "Clinical Research 101: What Librarians and Their Patrons Need To Know"
This session is intended to help library workers better understand how clinical research studies can benefit their communities and what they need to know to be able to communicate this to their patrons. The session will cover the different types of research designs (RCT’s, case control, cohort studies etc), what being in a research study involves for participants (informed consent, human subjects protections), and the importance of engaging diverse groups in clinical research.
April 21, 2021
Part 2: "Finding clinical trials"
This session will focus on how librarians can help patrons better understand research results reported in the media, as well as how to help patrons find research studies near them (via lives demonstrations of federal and local databases).
Dr. Susan LaValley is a former medical librarian and current social scientist at Roswell Park's Office of Community Outreach and Engagement.