The CTO offers a variety of services including CRC mentoring, protocol development and preparation, continuing education, monitoring, and quality assurance. These consulting services are made available to SOM investigators and coordinators to promote the smooth and efficient conduct of their research studies.
Working with the Virginia Nurses’ Association to provide contact hours, the CTO offers training and education focusing on the various aspects of clinical trials. This education is designed to keep CRCs and PIs abreast of current trends in the conduct of clinical trials.
Contact hours are provided for:
Annual continuing education series
External audio conferences (certificates of attendance)
This resource guide was developed by the Clinical Trials Office to help navigate some of the many resources available to our clinical research staff. While this guide contains a great deal of information, it is not a complete inventory of resources. We encourage you to return to this guide over time as content is updated in efforts to keep the information current.
Schedule a clinical trials budget & billing training.
Clinical Research Connect is a hub to help you get organized for the study start-up, with instructions and steps of what’s needed, and which systems are involved. CRConnect provides opportunities to collaborate within the study team, where everyone will know where steps are and have access to the most updated information. This system will also provide single data entry and a more streamlined process for many study start-up components.
Great news! The production link for CRConnect is now live and can be accessed here. Please feel free to reach out to CRConnect Support with any questions as you begin to work on your study start-up.
The goals of implementing CRConnect across the School of Medicine are:
The ability to capture study start-up data electronically
Online Collaborative Research Environment (OnCore) is a web based, comprehensive clinical trial management system (CTMS). OnCore will support our investigators and research coordinators as a centralized place to manage all of their study protocols and subjects.
The goals of implementing OnCore across the School of Medicine are:
To improve day to day workflows
To improve subject safety
To improve budget and financial management
To have more robust strategic planning within departments and as an institution
To increase transparency and institutional oversight
Academic research centers, health care systems and cancer centers across the country use OnCore for managing their clinical trial information. Notably, OnCore is used at other large research institutions including Yale University, Indiana University, University of California – San Francisco and Virginia Commonwealth University, to name a few.