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Hub Research Capacity Core

Integrating Special Populations 


The Integrating Special Populations (ISP) module, in partnership with the Community Engagement (CE) and Liaison to Recruitment Innovation Centers (LRICs) modules, will develop IRB-approved policies and procedures to enhance the recruitment of 1) children from underserved populations; 2) fetuses and their mothers; and 3) children with rare genetic disorders into CTR studies. The resulting best practices will be shared across the CTSA Network to facilitate multi-site Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) studies focused on these special pediatric populations.

The ISP Module serves the following aims:

AIM 1:   Improve participation of special populations in child-health, transitional (to adulthood) and longitudinal CTR by developing, implementing and disseminating an educational program focused on minorities and
             underserved populations – EDUCATION INITIATIVE.

AIM 2:   Enhance CTR studies in fetal / maternal medicine by creating a fetal clinical research network that incorporates best practice guidelines and fosters the utilization of novel EHR tools for screening, enrollment,
             and follow-up of participants – ADVANCE FETAL/MATERNAL RESEARCH.

AIM 3:   Enhance CTR studies in rare diseases by developing best practices and fostering the utilization of novel EHR tools for screening, enrollment, and follow-up of participants
              – ADVANCE RARE DISEASE RESEARCH.

AIM 4:   Disseminate best practices for recruiting fetal, child, and adolescent participant recruitment at the hub and across the CTSA Network – INTEGRATING CHILDREN IN CTR.

RELATED LINKS
Community Engagement Module
Liaison to Recruitment Innovation Centers Module
Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program at NCATS (NIH)

Participant and Clinical Interactions


Within the CTSI-CN, the Clinical Research Unit is known as the Participant and Clinical Interactions (PCI) module. The PCI is located at the Children's National Health System campus and offers a number of conveneint services and always aims to:

  • Provide patient- and research-friendly service
  • Ensure all procedures are conducted as described in research protocols
  • Make conducting research at Children’s National enjoyable and efficient

WHO CAN USE THIS RESOURCE?

All Children’s National Health System research faculty and staff can utilize Protocol Builder. This includes investigators, research nurses/coordinators, research assistants, etc.

HOW MUCH DOES ACCESS TO THIS RESOURCE COST?

Protocol Builder is offered at no cost.  To see the cost of other CTSI-CN resources, please visit SPARC Request.

HOW DO I ACCESS THIS RESOURCE?

Please click here to complete the Protocol Builder interest form. Once completed you will be provided instructions to register for access to Protocol Builder.

The PCI is located on the third floor of the main hospital.

For questions or to arrange a tour, please request a consultation via our SPARC Request portal.

MORE INFORMATION


Please visit the Faculty and Staff Directory to find the faculty/staff member(s) responsible for these resources.