Project Management for Clinical Research

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 8:30am - 12:30pm
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Event Location 

January 30th/February 7th events will take place in the Paetzold Multi-Purpose Room – Jim Pattison Pavilion, VGH

March 9th event will take place in Rm. 2267 of the Diamond Centre


Please join us for an interactive workshop series on the foundations of project management.  Offered in three half-day workshops, attendees will learn the basics of the many important aspects of managing projects.

  • Workshop 1: Introduction - Covers key principles as well as scope, risk and quality management concepts and tools.  Participants will be introduced to the benefits of defining and managing project scope, assessing risks, and establishing clear objectives and deliverables.
  • Workshop 2: Project Financial Management - Focuses on cost management, with specific emphasis on budget construction.  Participants will be introduced to the principles of cost management, definition of budget categories and budget templates.
  • Workshop 3: Project Team Management - Covers project team development and people management.  Participants will be introduced to topics including team building and decision-making, conflict resolution and workload management.

Due to high demand and limited capacity, this workshop series requires that attendees be nominated by their Principal Investigator.  It is expected that each attendee be available to participate in all three workshops.  In order to be considered, please have your Principal Investigator complete the short application form found here.  Applications will be accepted until December 20th at 4:30pm, and those who have been selected will be notified in the new year.

Application Form

About the speaker: Robyn Roscoe is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with nearly 20 years of experience in the management of large health research projects, and nearly 30 years of experience in project management in the scientific and technical fields. She is currently Director of Management and Administration for the Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at BC Cancer, responsible for project, finance and operations management. She previously worked in the oil & gas sector as a project manager, operations specialist and environmental manager. She holds a BSc from the University of Manitoba. 

Robyn is committed to expanding knowledge and interest in the field of research project management, and to enabling scientific communications and knowledge transfer locally, nationally, and internationally.