Best Practices & Recommendations

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Each individual site has the potential to improve the pace of translation accelerated by promoting and adopting best practices, tools, and methods originated at other sites or collectively through consortium collaboration. Improved methods for sharing best practices among the Consortium were identified as a high priority need in the Strategic Two-Year Information Technology Plan. Best practices listed below were approved by the former CCEC and/or CCSC.

Education and Career Development

Core Competencies for Clinical and Translational Research

Establishing Good Clinical Practice Standards in the CTSA Program and Beyond

Good Clinical Practice Training and Education Materials

Regulatory Knowledge

Research Subject Advocacy

Strategic Goal Committee 3

Recommendations and Best Practices for Research Networking

 


 

Consortium Recommendations

In addition to official CTSA sanctioned best practices, there are several consortium endorsed publications that provide valuable guidance for individual CTSA institutions. A selection is provided here.

 

Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design

Evaluation Metrics for Biostatistical and Epidemiological Collaborations

Community Engagement

Principles of Community Engagement 2nd Edition

Comparative Effectiveness Research

White Paper on CTSA Consortium Role in Facilitating Comparative Effectiveness Research
A CTSA agenda to advance methods for comparative effectiveness research
Training and Career Development for Comparative Effectiveness Research Workforce Development

Data and Safety Monitoring

DSMB Training Manual - a downloadable manual from Johns Hopkins Tufts Digital Library with a focus on investigator-initiated studies

Regulatory Knowledge

A roadmap for academic health centers to establish good laboratory practice-compliant infrastructure

Education and Training

Training the Translational Scientist
Training and Career Development for Comparative Effectiveness Research Workforce Development

Evaluation

Evaluation Metrics for Biostatistical and Epidemiological Collaborations

Human Subject Protection

CIRTification is a training program in human research protections that is tailored to the unique roles of community research partners

Subject Recruitment

Target Populations Toolkit - a resource for researchers who would like to work with populations underrepresented in research

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