Getting a Jump-Start on Your Human Research Study
Conducting a human subjects research study just got easier, thanks to a collaborative team assembled by the Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) at Einstein and Montefiore.
“The research we conduct at Einstein and Montefiore is essential to carrying out our mission of serving our community’s needs” said K. Zoe Tsagaris, director of clinical research resources for the ICTR. “Laying this foundation for conducting ethical, efficient and rigorous research, regardless of study type, sets our researchers and their teams up for success”.
The ICTR, led by the center’s director Dr. Marla Keller, joined forces with the department of medicine to develop an interactive website called the Human Subject Research Project Navigation Tool. “We wanted our research community to be able to access fundamental information whether they needed a step-by-step guide or just a quick answer to a question said Marla, who also is vice chair for research in the department of medicine, and professor of medicine and of obstetrics & gynecology and women’s health. “The tool emphasizes both what has to be done and why, so that teams can understand the importance of each component of the research process.”
Offering Useful Information and Resources
Investigators, administrators, and support staff involved in clinical research at Einstein and Montefiore who want to carry out a study involving human participants will find tips for getting started, contact information, relevant resources, and best practice tips in the Navigation Tool. The interactive website offers a roadmap to the entire project lifecycle, from education and training through planning, setup, management, and closeout.
Conveniently located for quick reference are policies, procedures, forms, training videos, and other helpful resources across more than 60 topic areas. The site also includes a listing of upcoming talks and other events to support human subjects research.
“The tool is user-friendly at all levels, from novice to expert,” noted Zoe. “We wanted it to be helpful not only for new staff coming in but also for experienced investigators who may be doing a type of study they haven’t done before.”
For more information, see the Tool Guide and Video Tutorial. If you have questions, email HSRProjectNavigation@einsteinmed.edu.
Posted on: Thursday, September 08, 2022