Training Program Title

Best Practices for Ethical and Compliant Delegation of Authority at Your Research Institution


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Training Program Description

Ethical delegation of authority is key to maintaining compliant clinical trial practices. However, the growing complexity of today’s clinical trials continues to make adequate oversight of research operations more difficult.

During this presentation, Wendy Tate, Director of Data Analytics at Nimblify, and Mariette Marsh, Director of the Human Subjects Protection & Privacy Program at the University of Arizona, will discuss ethical considerations for delegation of authority, including factors to consider when determining which tasks should or should not be delegated. The two presenters will also explain why it’s more important than ever to standardize operating procedures and guidelines to ensure delegation of authority meets NIH and GCP recommendations.

Competency Keywords

Clinical research, Clinical trial, Best practice, Ethics, Teamwork, Leadership

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Medical Education



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Competency Domains

Ethical and Participant Safety Considerations; Study and Site Management; Leadership and Professionalism; Communication and Teamwork

Learning Objectives

  1. How to maintain ethically responsible delegation of authority
  2. Strategies for standardizing institutional delegation of authority guidelines
  3. Tools to help you streamline your delegation of authority workflows

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Target Learners

Principal Investigators; Clinical Research Professionals (other than PI)

Learning Level



On demand

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