Trial Innovation Network
The Trial Innovation Network connects CTSA Program Hubs nationwide to leverage their expertise and resources to conduct large, multi-site clinical trials. The goals of the network are (1) to execute trials better, faster, and more cost-efficiently, and (2) to be a national laboratory to study, understand and innovate the process of conducting clinical trials.
The Trial Innovation Network features a single IRB reliance model (also known as the SMART IRB), master contract agreements, quality by design approaches, and a focus on evidence-based strategies for participant recruitment and patient engagement.
Participate in the Network
Since the CTSI is a hub in the national CTSA Consortium, UR researchers can participate in the Trial Innovation Network. UR researchers can submit projects to be conducted using the network or can participate as a site in multi-site clinical trials initiated by others in the network. Researchers may also take advantage of consultation services provided by the Network’s Trial Innovation Centers and Recruitment Innovation Center.
For up-to-date information about trial opportunities and proposal submission deadlines, visit www.TrialInnovationNetwork.org.
Submit a Proposal
Researchers can submit proposals for Services or Consultations for their clinical trials through the Trial Innovation Network website. Before submitting a proposal, faculty must meet with the CTSI Trial Innovation Network liaison team and obtain approval from one of the CTSI Directors. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting with our liaisons.
Clinical Trial Services
- Clinical trial services include operationalizing a Central Institutional Review Board and standard agreements, develop a recruitment plan and materials, assess feasibility of the study and recruitment strategy, and conduct patient engagement studios.
- Full time faculty who have already applied and/or received funding for a clinical study may apply for clinical trial services.
Clinical Trial Consultations
- Clinical trial consultations help investigators design the protocol for their study, determine study and recruitment plan feasibility, set a budget, develop a statistical analysis plan, assess study risk, and provide phenotype based cohort counts and recruitment training.
- Full time faculty with a study in the development phase (not yet funded) may apply for clinical trial consultations.
- Depending on the outcome of the initial consultation, a clinical trial may be recommended for a comprehensive consultation, which could ultimately result in the full implementation of the clinical trial through the Trial Innovation Network.
Proposals will be evaluated for feasibility, potential for operational innovation, resource requirement, and ability of the Trial Innovation Network to deliver services/consultations. Approved proposals will be assigned to a Trial Innovation Center or a Recruitment Innovation Center and services/consultations will be provided after decisions are made.
If you have questions or would like to submit a proposal to the network, please contact our Trial Innovation Network liaison team by emailing email@example.com.