Rationale. Consent forms for clinical trials have expanded and now often range from 25 – 30 pages, in spite of the fact that studies have documented the inability of most research participants to retain this amount of information.
2013 CTSI Annual Pilot Awards to Improve the Conduct of Research
To facilitate the development, conduct or analysis of clinical & translational research
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CTSI sponsored awards of up to $50,000 to the UCSF Campus Community and CTSI Affiliate Organizations for ideas to improve the design, conduct, or analysis of translational research.
Four projects were awarded funding from among 27 proposals.
Rationale: There is currently an unacceptably long delay in the time required to obtain study approval by the UCSF Committee on Human Research (CHR). The CHR must review and approve all studies involving human subjects performed by UCSF faculty, staff, or students. Studies with more than minimal risk to participants, such as trials of diagnostic tests or treatments, require in-depth review by a faculty-led committee, a process referred to as Full Committee Review. Currently, the average time from submission to approval of these studies is 84 days.
Rationale: US law requires researchers to register clinical trials within 21 days of enrolling the first participant (since 27Sep2007) and to report clinical trial results in the ClinicalTrials.Gov (CT.gov) online system within 12 months of the last participant visit. Reporting results does not mean publishing in a peer reviewed journal, but rather entering information in CT.Gov’s standardized system. Noncompliance can result in the following for institutions and individual PIs: fines of u
Abstract. Develop an open source edition of the UCSF Open Proposals software suitable for deployment at external institutions. This will make UCSF's version easier to host and manage, enable other CTSAs to benefit from UCSF's work, and help establish UCSF's thought leadership in the field.
Publicly Searchable Database of Recruiting Studies
The UCSF Social Media Boot Camp for Scientists (official name to be considered based on comment received) is designed to help researchers explore social media as a tool to achieve various goals, including wider exposure for their research, connecting with potential funding opportunities, cultivating collaborations, and increasing the impact of research, to name a few.