Research tools

November 17, 2020

person typing on a laptopFlorence eBinders is now available at the University of Minnesota, enabling health sciences study teams to replace paper forms and physical study binders with a digital option. 

August 19, 2020

COVID-19University of Minnesota researchers can now access high-quality COVID-19 patient data for their research, thanks to CTSI’s new COVID-19 Registry. The registry houses the de-identified electronic medical records of patients who have the virus as well as those with related conditions and symptoms. 

August 12, 2020

Barn on a farm in rural MinnesotaMinnesota rural health researchers have a new framework for evaluating and selecting technology, thanks to a guide from CTSI. The framework outlines a step-by-step approach and provides links to local and national tools, funding opportunities, and data sources. 

July 14, 2020

Healthcare worker in ICUShortly 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.

July 14, 2020

person typing on a laptopPaper forms and physical study binders will soon be replaced by an electronic regulatory binder tool, thanks to the implementation of Florence eBinders at CTSI. The tool gives PIs and study teams an efficient, secure way to electronically sign, manage, store, and collaborate on a study’s regulatory documents. 

March 27, 2020

people working in front of a computerThe 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. 

February 10, 2020

a stethoscope and computer on a table with line graphs on paperCTSI’s BDAC has partnered with the Association for Clinical and Translational Science's Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Special Interest Group to create the Biostats4You websiteThe website identifies and reviews biostatistical training tools and resources for medical and public health researchers and professionals who wish to learn more about biostatistics. Learn more about this new biostatistics resource.

October 11, 2019

Learn more from CTSI leadership on what the Clinical Research Support Center offers.Watch a video from CTSI leadership to learn more about how investigators mentor and lead junior faculty to effectively conduct clinical trials, what the CTSI’s Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC) does, and what the next generation of the center will look like. 

September 6, 2019

A Pharmacist takes notes at her desk, smiling at the cameraThrough CTSI’s Best Practices Integrated Informatics Core, researchers now have access to IBM MarketScan® data, which can be used as reference material and to support research findings for health-related studies. This project was a collaborative venture with College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, Medical School, and Carlson School of Management, with additional funding support from the Office of Academic and Clinical Affairs.

August 15, 2019

Man wearing white lab coat and stethoscope uses a laptop computer at a tableCTSI'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.

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