The Trial Innovation Network is a collaborative initiative within the CTSA Program and is composed of three key partners – the CTSA Program Hubs, the Trial Innovation Centers (TICs), and the Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC). The vision for the Trial Innovation Network is to innovatively address critical roadblocks in clinical research and accelerate the translation of novel interventions into life-saving therapies. The Trial Innovation Network is a collaborative national network that focuses on operational innovation, operational excellence and collaboration, and leverages the expertise and resources of the CTSA Program. The Trial Innovation Network features a single IRB system, master contracting agreements, quality by design approaches, and a focus on evidence-based strategies to recruitment and patient engagement. The goal of the Trial Innovation Network 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 UCLA TIN serves as the local and collaborative resource and connection tool for multi-site clinical trial studies between UCLA and its partner institutions. 

The UCLA TIN Liaison, housed in the Grants Submission Unit (GSU), is responsible for outreach and networking, ensuring local resources and capacity are utilized at the local level before recommending to Regional and/or National networks for assistance to fulfill needs of teams engaging in multisite clinical trials. The UCLA TIN Liaison promotes and disseminates information about TIN services to local faculty and researchers to increase engagement on campus, through in-person meetings, on campus and offsite presentations, and promotion of TIN information through GSU/CTSI newsletters. The UCLA TIN Liaison engages and networks with partner institutions to build capacity and to strengthen engagement and partnership relations. For further engagement, there is an integrated system of referral and communication across CTSI program areas for local TIN-related support.

For more information, please visit the TIN page.

Last updated
November 14, 2023