Fairview Research Administration
Shortly after healthcare system M Health Fairview converted Bethesda into a COVID-19 hospital, they teamed up with CTSI. Together, the partners built a robust infrastructure for COVID-19 research, pursuing innovative ways to engage Bethesda patients in the research process and optimize the way studies are conducted.
The University of Minnesota’s Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC) co-facilitated a collaborative project aimed at accelerating the research process. The process improvement effort brought together stakeholders from across the University clinical research community and led to the creation of several new ancillary review resources available on the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) website.
CTSI's Study Budget Tool, designed for Fairview and M Physicians researchers and study team members who are interested in estimating the costs of study visits, is now available for use.
More than 100 visitors attended the Clinical Research Support Center Open House earlier this month to help celebrate the new center’s grand opening, network with colleagues, and learn about the support and resources available to U of M clinical researchers and study teams.
The Clinical Research Support Center, a partnership among the U's primary clinical research service groups aimed at helping investigators and study teams more efficiently navigate the clinical research environment and advance research projects more quickly, is slated to officially open its doors next month. Attend the Open House 2 to 4pm, Sept. 4.
University of Minnesota clinical researchers and study teams can now query nearly 40 million patient records through the Accrual to Clinical Trials (ACT) Network for discovery, exploration, and validation of patient cohorts for investigator-initiated multi-site or single-site clinical trials. CTSI is the first Clinical Translational Science Award hub site—of nearly 60 across the U.S.— to implement the Accrual to Clinical Trials (ACT) Network campuswide.
The University of Minnesota’s Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC) recently opened in its space on third floor Diehl Hall and will begin supporting University of Minnesota faculty conducting clinical research during its soft launch phase over the summer.
CTSI recently debuted lower rates and a more flexible rate structure for University of Minnesota investigators using CTSI’s Biorepository & Laboratory Services (BLS) for collecting, processing, and distributing de-identified human specimens.
“When we’ve partnered with CTSI to create a recruitment mailing list, we have had cases where our phones ring non-stop with callers interested in joining our study. One of our studies even doubled enrollment, virtually overnight.”
- Rebecca Brown, MSN, MS, RN, a clinical research coordinator with the School of Nursing
In addition to histology, immunohistochemistry and digital imaging services, CTSI’s Biological Materials Procurement Network (BioNet) tissue procurement facility provides researchers with high-quality tissue procurement services in compliance with best industry practices and current regulations.
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