Tag Archive: CTSA

Apply for Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation (SPIRiT) Award


The Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation (SPIRiT) is pleased to announce a new funding program that supports pilot research projects representing collaborations between investigators from at least two of the SPIRiT sites. The consortium members include: Johns Hopkins University University of Chicago University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh Washington University in St. Louis Yale University All consortium members are also members of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program. To be eligible for the award, investigator(s) from each of the participating sites must have a significant, defined role in the research project.  Although the participating investigators may have … Continue reading

Register Now for NCATS Day 2018


        Participate in a robust dialogue about meaningful collaboration and help shape NCATS research priorities Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in NCATS Day 2018: Engaging Patients and Communities for Smarter Science on Sept. 28, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. This year’s event, which is focused on patient and community engagement, will provide a forum for participants to share and reflect upon patient and community needs as well as best practices for addressing those needs. Participants will learn strategies to broaden participation in research and to incorporate … Continue reading

The ABCs of DSMBs: CTSA Program hubs work together to produce much-needed training manual


This article is posted courtesy of Tufts University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) ICTR Research Participant Advocate, Frederick W. Luthardt, DBe, MA, contributed to the writing of this manual. “By combining expertise from so many different organizations, we were able to truly address universal concepts and make a resource that’s applicable to a wide range of scientists and researchers” – Tamsin Knox, associate director of Regulatory Affairs at Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute and DSMB Training Manual editor. Monitoring patient safety and protecting patient data is without question one of the most important aspects of clinical research. One of the ways … Continue reading

Apply for the Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation (SPIRiT) Award


The Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation (SPIRiT) is pleased to announce a new funding program that supports pilot research projects representing collaborations between investigators from at least two of the SPIRiT sites. The consortium members include: Johns Hopkins University University of Chicago University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh Washington University in St. Louis Yale University All consortium members are also members of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program. To be eligible for the award, investigator(s) from each of the participating sites must have a significant, defined role in the research project.  Although the participating investigators may have … Continue reading

Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation (SPIRiT) Award


The Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation (SPIRiT) is pleased to announce a new funding program that supports pilot research projects representing collaborations between investigators from at least two of the SPIRiT sites. The consortium members include: Johns Hopkins University University of Chicago University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh Washington University in St. Louis Yale University All consortium members are also members of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program. To be eligible for the award, investigator(s) from each of the participating sites must have a significant, defined role in the research project.  Although the participating investigators may have … Continue reading

Trial Innovation Network


The Trial Innovation Network (TIN) is a collaborative initiative within the CTSA Program. It is composed of three key organizational partners – the CTSA Program Hubs, the Trial Innovation Centers (TIC) and the Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC). The TIN is designed to support innovation in multi-center clinical trials and studies. The vision of the TIN is to innovatively address critical roadblocks in multi-center clinical trials and to accelerate the translation of novel interventions into life-saving therapies. The TIN is a collaborative national group that focuses on operational innovation, operational excellence and collaboration and will leverage the expertise and resources of the CTSA Program. The TIN … Continue reading

The Studio: A Master Class


The Studio is a multidisciplinary service center created to help investigators improve the quality and impact of their translational research. Serving the entire Johns Hopkins University medical research community, it operates across all university affiliated departments, centers and institutes and is open to the study of any disease.  Assistance is provided by consultants who are acknowledged authorities in their fields, and is available for any phase of project development.  Studio consultants possess a broad spectrum of expertise ranging from content experts to help formulate the most relevant research questions, to methodological and technical specialists available to address issues related to … Continue reading

Third Thursdays with the ICTR Lecture Series


February 2017 marks the debut of our new lecture series, Third Thursdays with the ICTR. The ICTR provides tools designed to transform the translational process so that new treatments and cures for disease can be delivered to patients faster. Each month, speakers will share research related news and present a resource and or service that can aid clinical research study team members. We encourage faculty, staff and students to attend. There will be a question and answer period at the close of each lecture. If you have suggestions for future topics, feel free to contact us. Third Thursdays will be … Continue reading

Future Charges For Clinical Research Unit Services


Effective May 2018 The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which supports the ICTR Clinical Research Units (CRUs) through its Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, announced in 2014 that direct support of the CRUs will not be allowed for any new or re-competing CTSA awards.  Our CRUS have been a major source of support for investigators throughout Johns Hopkins and this change in policy will have a significant impact on our future ICTR operations.  This NCATS policy has already been implemented for the 18 CTSA “hubs” that received a new award … Continue reading