September will be the Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC)'s one year anniversary. Since its inception, CRSC has remained committed to identifying the appropriate experts and functional groups to support researchers and study teams as they navigate and advance projects through the clinical research process.
The CRSC brings resources together in a single, centralized, and convenient location to help researchers navigate the University of Minnesota research process and specifically to assist with the administration of a research study from feasibility assessment to project initiation. Resources in the CRSC can also help on through recruitment, execution, study close-out, and publication.
“The design of the CRSC has allowed staff to each share their knowledge of different aspects of the clinical research process, creating a culture of learning that has been easily embraced,” said Dr. Daniel Weisdorf, CTSI Deputy Director and CTSI’s Clinical and Translational Research Services (CTRS) Core Director. “This exchange of knowledge has in turn provided staff members with the confidence to connect visitors with a colleague who is best suited to assist them.”
To date, 42 studies that went through the Feasibility Review, with even more scheduled. The Feasibility Review is an optional, free of charge, early step researchers can take advantage of. The review focuses on preparing a study for approval and successful recruitment.