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
Establishing Good Clinical Practice Standards in the CTSA Program and Beyond
Strategic Goal Committee 3
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
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
Education and Training
Human Subject Protection
Target Populations Toolkit - a resource for researchers who would like to work with populations underrepresented in research