The CTSI TIN Liaison Team offers consultations and can help connect you with TIN resources.
Please email GSU@mednet.ucla.edu to schedule an appointment.
The Trial Innovation Network (TIN) provides support to investigators conducting or looking to initiate multi-site clinical trials and studies. By working with the UCLA CTSI TIN Liaison, CTSI’s partner sites (including UCLA, Cedars-Sinai, Charles R. Drew University, and Lundquist/Harbor-UCLA) can gain the additional support they need to successfully conduct multi-site studies. The TIN Liaison at UCLA can help you connect with local experts, obtain TIN services, and facilitate individual consultations with TIN experts.Services can include support or access to:
TIN is a collaborative initiative within the CTSA Program that aims to address critical roadblocks in clinical research and accelerate translational science. TIN's collaborative national network focuses on operational innovation, operational excellence, and collaboration and leverages the expertise and resources of the CTSA Program. The TIN features a single IRB system, master contracting agreements, quality by design approaches, and a focus on evidence-based strategies for patient recruitment and engagement.
The goal of the TIN is to not only execute trials better, faster, and more cost-efficiently but, importantly, to be a national laboratory to study, understand and innovate the process of conducting clinical trials.
The CTSA Program Hubs, including the UCLA CTSI, and other clinical research institutions are the frontline of the TIN. The UCLA CTSI TIN Liaison Team uses their experience and knowledge of the local environment to facilitate collaboration with the TIN in developing and disseminating clinical trial innovations and excellence.
Contact the TIN Liaison today to get access to TIN resources, obtain individual consultations, or find out what the UCLA CTSI has to offer for supporting your multi-site clinical study.
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Recent policy changes by the NIH and DHHS require the use of a single IRB of record for multi-site research to reduce redundant IRB review and to streamline investigator submission processes. TIN has established three Central IRBs (CIRBs), which are based on the SMART IRB Authorization Agreement. TIN can provide support, resources, tools, and a web-based platform (IREx) to ensure all site investigators understand how to use a sIRB at their institution, from initial submission to study closeout.
Working with your local UCLA CTSI TIN Liaison, TIN can provide you:
Contact the UCLA CTSI TIN Liaison today to get started.
These consultative studios allow for divers groups of stakeholders to be involved in the planning and implementation of research. Studios can facilitate guidance on identifying and addressing barriers to participation and how to develop or refine recruitment materials and messages.
Key features of this TIN service may include:
E2E consultations may include:
For additional events beyond those highlighted above in "TIN Events," TIN offers a number of Network Events open to the general public.
Collaboration Webinars: Hear from CTSA Program experts on various trial-related topics to improve your project.
Open Forums: Hear from Network Project Leads on various Network topics and have an opportunity to ask questions and receive information. These standing sessions will be held once a month and will generally be 60 minutes in length. The forums will be informal with introductory slides leading into an open dialogue session.