CTSI's tools & resources
Researchers now have a simpler, more effective way to access data from Minnesota death certificate records, with the launch of a new database from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). CTSI will fulfill requests for death certificate record data at no charge to researchers, registries, and transplant databases at the University of Minnesota and Fairview.
University of Minnesota investigators and their teams have a simpler way to find the resources they need to conduct research, with the launch of the Research Toolkit on the Clinical and Translational Science Institute's (CTSI) enhanced website.
The new online resource houses research tools, templates, information, and guidance developed by a wide range of sources, from University organizations to federal agencies.
Coordinators who support clinical research teams at the U of M and Fairview have new resources to help them be more successful, thanks to expansions to the Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Orientation program.
We've all read about exciting health breakthroughs, but how do these discoveries make their way into new treatments, therapies, and tools? In the April issue of Minnesota Health Care News, two members of our leadership team talk about how research is conducted, and detail the Clinical and Translational Science Institute's approach.
Interested in getting patient data for your research? Starting this week, CTSI's Informatics Consulting Service (ICS) will be hosting ICS Office Hours three times a week, on Tuesday afternoons, Wednesday mornings, and Thursday mornings.
Clinical research coordinators (CRCs) are an important part of research teams, but some find themselves in the profession without adequate training. Even if they have a scientific background, they may not understand the necessary regulations, policies and intricacies of conducting research on human subjects.
There is a new process for obtaining clinical data for researchers at the University of Minnesota. Health researchers now have access to clinical data from the electronic medical records of patients seen at Fairview Health Services hospital and clinics.
i2b2 is a cohort discovery tool - this tool assists the researchers in determining the number of patients matching key study criteria. These criteria include patient demographics, diagnoses (ICD9 codes), procedures (ICD9 and CPT codes), and clinical information.
Effective July 1, 2013, the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) will facilitate scientific assessment of new biomedical research proposals. This assessment may be used to fulfill the scientific review requirement when submitting applications for full committee medical reviews to the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
New enhancements for the CTR Portal have been released that allow study staff to have more direct interaction with individual project records.
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