The Office of Research Services (ORS) helps investigators to identify and navigate the resources available to MSHS researchers planning to conduct Multi-Site Research Studies.

An initial consultation with the multi-disciplinary Hub Liaison Team is scheduled for researchers to learn about the resources available locally at ISMMS through its Institutes for Translational Sciences CTSA and InCHOIR. As part of the national network of CTSA, the additional resources of the Trial Innovation Network (TIN) are also available to MSHS researchers for studies that require support not available locally.

To request a consultation with the Hub Liaison Team, please submit a Research 411 ticket.

InCHOIR

What

InCHOIR has an interdisciplinary faculty of clinical trialists, biostatisticians, health economists, psychometricians, programmers, and regulatory experts providing expertise to ISMMS investigators conducting multi-center clinical trials.

InCHOIR offers:

  • Study Design Expertise
  • Recruitment Expertise
  • Regulatory Management & Compliance (including international agencies)
  • Database Design & Management
  • Trial Management
  • Quality Assurance & Data Monitoring
  • Trial Analysis

Trial Innovation Network (TIN)

What

The Trial Innovation Network (TIN) is a collaborative initiative of the NCATS/Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) program that seeks to address critical roadblocks in clinical trials and accelerate the translation of novel research into clinical practice by leveraging the expertise, skills, and knowledge of the entire CTSA Consortium. Through its CTSA grant, ISMMS ConduITS is a member of the TIN that provides investigators services and consultations to optimize multi-site studies by assisting investigators develop proposals into protocols, streamline study operations, and enhance recruitment and enrollment.

The TIN Proposal Process provides investigators the option of selecting an initial consultation or choosing from the following resources based on the study needs:

  • Initial Consultation
    • Study Design
    • Study Budget
    • Projected Timelines
    • Recruitment & Retention
    • Assessment of Study Feasibility
    • Efficacy-to-Effectiveness (E2E) Trial Design
  • Resources 
    • Operationalize Standard Agreements
    • Operationalize Central IRB (sIRB)
    • Recruitment Feasibility Assessment
    • Recruitment Plan
    • Recruitment Materials
    • Community Engagement Studio
    • EHR-Based Cohort Assessment
    • Efficacy-to-Effectiveness (E2E) Trial Design

Who

Proposals to utilize TIN may be submitted by full time faculty conducting multi-center clinical trials or studies.

When

Investigators requesting consultations and/or recruitment feasibility services should be in the development stage or not quite ready for submission to the funding agency. Requests for other TIN services may be made for proposals that are funded, pending funding, or prepared for submission for funding.

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