Create Personalized Connections to Research Interests via the UCSF Research Participant Registry
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.
RATIONALE: Realizing that the benefits of the current revolution in biology and oncology would be enhanced by vigorous public support, for the past twenty years, the UCSF Breast Oncology Program (BOP) has implemented comprehensive strategies focused on leveraging advocacy engagements.
Biobanking Inventory Software Evaluation
Rationale: Access to high quality human biospecimens and associated clinical data is essential to translational and clinical research programs. Effective and efficient use of human biospecimens is an important tenet of our role as community-entrusted stewards of these valuable resources. These points are reflective of the conclusions of the CTSI funded (2008-9) Tissue Task Force that engaged Huron Consulting as well as a recent 2011 audit of UCSF tissue banks by UCSF Audit Services.
Rationale – Background and training in bioinformatics tools is required for the research community at UCSF to remain at the forefront of biomedical research and successfully compete for funding. Bioinformatics tools help translate our collective molecular understanding of disease into actionable insights and life-improving patient care innovations.