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Researcher Resources

Consultations & Advice

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Access to the grant library
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  • Request access to the grant library
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Biostatistics
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  • Data analysis
  • Epidemiological expertise
  • Manuscript and grant preparation
  • Methodology for community-based studies
  • Survey research and practice
  • Survival analysis and adaptive designs
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Clinical cohort finding
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  • Cohort size estimation
  • Cohort identification based on electronic health record (EHR) data
  • Generation of condition-specific patient populations for study recruitment / chart review
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Clinical and Translational Research Centers
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  • Inpatient services
  • Outpatient services
  • Mobile research unit (off-site services)
  • Protocol implementation
  • Data collection
  • Human subject protection
  • Metabolism and nutrition research
  • IRB process
  • Information for grant proposal

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Community-based research
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  • Access to resources for community-partnered research
  • Assistance with recruitment and data collection
  • Community outreach assistance from multilingual staff members
  • Finding partnership opportunities with healthcare providers or other researchers
  • Identify funding for community-partnered research projects
  • Networking opportunities for community and academic investigators
  • Support for analysis of community-partner data
  • Trainings, symposia and workshops to deepen and promote academic-community collaborations
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Data and safety monitoring
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  • Develop and review data and safety monitoring plan
  • Review data and safety monitoring plan
  • Adverse event and incident reporting
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Data management
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  • Pros and cons of data management options
  • REDCap consultation

Learn more about REDCap.

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Dissemination, Improvement and Implementation Science
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  • Disseminating research results
  • Implementation research
  • Improvement science research
  • Collaborations with health care systems and organizations
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Drug discovery process
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  • Drug discovery process
  • Target discovery and validation
  • IND enabling studies
  • Process mapping
  • Project management
  • Decision trees
  • Strategic planning
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Electronic clinical data extraction
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  • Clinical dataset creation
  • Chart abstraction using REDCap
  • Extracting electronic health record (EHR) data into REDCap

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Ethics
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  • Ethics in study design
  • Ethics in study execution
  • Ethics in study reporting
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Evaluation
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  • Collaborate on proposal development
  • Data collection
  • Data management and analysis
  • Evaluation and other analytic reports
  • Financial analysis
  • Statistical analysis
  • Needs assessments
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Scientific productivity
  • Research center performance reporting
  • Training grant evaluation modules
  • Mentoring-program development and evaluation
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Grant and manuscript preparation (biostatistics)
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  • Manuscript preparation
  • Grant preparation
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Grant preparation (community-engaged research)
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  • Incorporating community-engaged research, health services research and patient-centered research
  •        perspectives into grant proposals
  • Advice on study design and implementation
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Grant submission support
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  • Grant editing and proof reading
  • Biosketches
  • Letters of support
  • Creating templates and documents
  • Project management
  • Meeting scheduling
  • Multi-site coordination

Learn more about CTSI Grants Submission Unit.

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Health Services Research (HSR)
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  • Instruments and methods to measure health status, access and barriers to care, quality of care
  • Methods in analysis of use, cost and cost-effectiveness
  • Methods for survey research
  • Analyses of data stratified by geography, race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status
  • Analyses of large data sets
  • Data on subpopulations in Los Angeles County
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Grant preparation
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Leadership and organizational development
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  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
Omics data analysis
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  • High-throughput sequencing data analysis (mRNA, DNA, methylation)
  • Microarray data analysis
  • Proteomics (mass-spec, Lumenix)
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Online surveys tools
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  • Access REDCap
  • Email-triggered web-based surveys administered with WISE

Learn more about REDCap.

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Quality assurance
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  • Monitor studies
  • Review data collection forms
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Research core consults
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  • One-on-one consultations for core voucher applications
  • Referrals to research core resources
  • Assistance in the development of new technologies into core services
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Regulatory services
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  • Conflicts of interest
  • Clinical trials registration
  • Consultations for review-reliance IRB for multi-institutional submissions
  • Post-approval regulatory oversight (PARO)
  • Regulatory review
  • Regulatory requirements
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Scientific communication
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  • Consultations
    • Grant proposals
    • Press releases
    • Presentations for lay audiences
    • PowerPoints
  • Workshops on scientific communication and grant writing
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Study design
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  • Data analysis protocols
  • Manuscript and grant preparation
  • Study design and power analysis
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