Research & Operational Tools

A place for CTSA Program members to share relevant and useful guides, manuals, and other tools with the full consortium. This page aims to encourage collaboration and resource-sharing so that hubs across the program don’t need to ‘recreate the wheel’ every time they’re faced with a challenge or question.

These resources may be related to administration, informatics, team science, or communication, among other subject matters. Similar to our Events and News pages, all CLIC website users are invited to submit resources but must be logged into the site to access the submission form. For educational resources, please visit the Education Clearinghouse.

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  • Mayo Clinic

    The Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) is a collaboration between health care providers in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

  • Tufts University Boston

    The CTSA Program Collaborative Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) Workgroup identified a need to provide guidance, training and resources in DSMB practices for investigator-initiated research studies.

  • University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill
    University Of Miami School Of Medicine
    Virginia Commonwealth University

    ReGARDD provides academic researchers with the regulatory tools and resources necessary to successfully navigate the pathway from discovery to clinical implementation of new drugs, biologics and medical devices.

  • Washington University

    The Translational Science Benefits Model (TSBM) is a framework designed to support institutional assessment of clinical and translational research outcomes to measure clinical and community health impacts beyond bibliometric measures.

  • CLIC

    A comprehensive guide to help anyone involved with the CTSA Program host their own successful Un-Meeting. The Guide includes elements such as logisitc planning, identifying your team, promotion and communication best practices, budgeting templates and more. 

  • Pennsylvania State Univ Hershey Med Ctr

    Katie Bode-Lang, Director of Education and Quality Management, Office for Research Protections at Penn State, covers the NIH definition of Clinical Trials in 15 minutes.

  • Association for Clinical and Translational Science

    Evaluation metrics for biostatistical and epidemiological collaborations
    Rubio DM, Del Junco DJ, Bhore R, Lindsell CJ, Oster RA, Wittkowski KM, Welty LJ, Li YJ, Demets D; Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Key Function Committee of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Consortium.

  • Association for Clinical and Translational Science

    Principles of Community Engagement (Second Edition) provides public health professionals, health care providers, researchers, and community-based leaders and organizations with both a science base and practical guidance for engaging partners in projects that may affect them.

  • CLIC

    The NRMN provide researchers across all career stages in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences with the evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming that emphasizes the benefits and challenges of diversity, inclusivity and culture. 

  • This video series will introduce key topics and ethical dilemmas in the responsible conduct of research. We hope it will prompt the exchange of information and discussion about research integrity principles among undergraduate/graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, scientists, and administrators.

  • Pennsylvania State Univ Hershey Med Ctr

    An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine explored the issues of reproducibility and replication in scientific and engineering research, focusing on defining reproducibility and replicability, and examining the extent of non-reproducibility and non-replicability.  The resulting report offers definitions of reproducibility and replicability and examines

  • Mayo Clinic

    Clinical trials bridge the gap between research and patient care and help a medical discovery become a therapy. The clinical trial journey is long and complicated, with many steps along the way, and it can be challenging to describe this process to patients and research volunteers, or to colleagues who are unfamiliar with clinical research.

  • University Of Florida

    The University of Florida CTSI has created an open-access online curriculum to educate community stakeholders in the basic principles of clinical research. The curriculum covers the topics of research ethics, types of research studies, informed consent, stakeholder engagement, cultural diversity, and big data, among other topics.

  • Center for Data to Health

    NCATS has created a toolkit for N3C stakeholders to assist with press releases and other media efforts. Please feel free to use!

  • Oregon Health and Science University

    The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) Recruitment team pivoted its efforts early on during the COVID pandemic in order to support clinical and translational scientists in navigating the research shutdown (and now the restart of research) at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).

  • Center for Data to Health

    As a partner to providers and HIT vendors/collaborators around the world, Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) is committed to supporting the healthcare community by releasing open source terminology and value sets for COVID-19.

  • Researchers supported by the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, home to Columbia University’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program hub, have developed the COVID-19 Trial Finder - a simplified method for patients, clinicians, and volunteers to search for appropriate COVID-related clinical trials in their local areas.

  • University Of California Davis

    In the COVID-19 crisis, the Clinical and Translational Science Center in partnership with StudyPages, is contributing to keeping our participants safe. More and more teams are using the StudyPages platform to recruit and manage study participants remotely. StudyPages has a modern cloud phone (VoIP) solution for clinical research.

  • Center for Data to Health

    Twelve evidence-based profiles of roles across the translational workforce and two patients were made available through clinical and translational science (CTS) Personas, a project of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program National Center for Data to Health (CD2H).

  • View resources for both for IRB and HRPP Administrators and principal investigators/study teams.