BMC Clinical Trial Office (CTO) serves as a central resource for principal investigators, study staff and departments involved in clinical research and for sponsors seeking to conduct clinical trials at Boston Medical Center. Our CTO pre-award and post-award team(s) supports and advances BMC's mission by providing leadership and expertise in Research, Finance and Administration.


June 2023


National Academies Sciences, Engineering, Medicine Workshop

Upcoming Workshop: The Ecosystem of Health Equity Measures

June 21, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

National Academies Sciences, Engineering, Medicine Workshop

On June 21, the National Academies’ Roundtable on Population Health Improvement will host a public workshop to examine the state, use of, research on, and effects of health equity metrics at every level of the health ecosystem. Invited presenters will discuss the health equity metrics currently used in the health (clinical) sector and beyond, the methods for evaluating metrics’ efficacy, and the implementation strategies to use metrics for accountability and transparency. Speakers will also review the state of the science and practice for specific social determinants of health relevant to health equity (e.g., community power, civic engagement). The session will build on earlier exploration of how health equity is measured and the factors that shape it in “Metrics that Matter for Population Health Action.”

The event will be held in-person and accessible via live webcast. Find more information on the event page.

Register now



May 2023

Checkout the recent CR Times spotlight written in collaboration with the BMC Clinical Trial Office and Clinical Research Network Participation Reimbursement working group. Click here to read.

Learn More--CR Times Article covers:


1. Summary of the ClinCard Program at BMC

2. Review ClinCard Satisfaction Survey Results

3. Gain access to ClinCard training opportunities

4. Access FAQs for study teams

5. ClinCard Conclusion and Reminders

6. Review alternative or supplement reimbursement options




April 2023

ClinCard Customer Service Satisfaction Survey Results

The Clinical Trial Office and Clinical Research Network requested your input on ClinCard satisfaction.  90 researchers responded. Read More to view the results and tune in next month for a survey response summary from The Participant Reimbursement Working Group.  
Looking for departmental Participant Working Group representatives.  
Please, email: for more information.    


March 2023

Reminder to study teams

Reminder to study teams to update participant statuses in VelosCT. After enrolling the participants, study teams must make sure to update the status again when the participants complete, screen fail, or withdraw from studies. When participants are left on studies in VelosCT and Epic, this adversely affects CTO’s and Revenue Integrity’s billing workflows:

  • Claims that are not research-related will be unnecessarily delayed in billing out to third-party payers, running the risk of missing the timely filing limit.
  • There is a possibility to misbill charges, which can lead to mistrust with our patients and potential confidentiality breech.
  • Participants will be left incorrectly enrolled in studies, which can lead to audit risks/findings

If study teams are unsure how to update participants statuses, please contact your department-assigned Clinical Trial Financial Analyst or email You can also review the VelosCT training materials on the CTO website (Systems > VelosCT).