The Office of Research Services (ORS) provides a robust infrastructure, resources and expertise for conducting research at one convenient place. Click through for each service below.

Biostatistics

Biostatistics and study design includes:

  1. Cancer statistics 
  2. Design and analysis of clinical trials and observational studies
  3. Exploratory data analysis, general statistical methods
  4. Genomics and proteomics 
  5. Survival methods

clinicaltrials.gov

Community

Data management & Epic

Feasibility

Focus Group

Grant support

IND support

Informatics

Multi-center

Pilot

  • Pilot funding

PPRC

PRC

Quality assurance

Regulatory

Regulatory support includes:

  1. Compliance with federal, state and university regulatory and policy mandates
  2. Consultation services for human subject protections
  3. Create IRB submission /consent (regulatory)
  4. Development or editing of consent forms, human subjects protection and ethical provisions, and data and safety monitoring plans 
  5. Development services for informed consent writing
  6. IRB, IND/IDE, and other annual reporting (regulatory)
  7. Translating a research concept into a complete protocol 

Study development

Staff training

Biostatistics

Biostatistics includes:
  1. Exploratory data analysis
  2. Genomics and proteomics
  3. Statistical genetics
  4. Structural equation modeling / multivariate analysis (e.g., factor analysis, principal components)
  5. Survey design

Budget

Budget support includes:

  1. Budget and payment terms negotiation
  2. Budget development
  3. Coding of medical bills for research
  4. Consultation services for junior investigators looking to obtain funding.
  5. Contract negotiation 
  6. Contract review (Regulatory)
  7. Industry contract development and preparation 
  8. Negotiation of institutional master agreements
  9. Preparation of budgets

Case Report Form Design

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Community

Coordinator

Coordination includes:

  1. Case report form design
  2. Research coordinator
  3. Research nursing
  4. Research personnel resources
  5. Support staff

Data management

Data management includes:

  1. Big data
  2. Data collection support
  3. Data coordinating center capabilities
  4. Data management (Informatics/Biostats)
  5. Data management, data acquisition, handling and storage

Epic

Financial Management

Focus Group

Grant support

Informatics

Informed Consent

IRB Support

Medicare Coverage

Minority Recruitment & Retention

Multi-center

Quality assurance

Recruitment

Recruitment includes:

  1. Design, development and marketing/advertising of study recruitment materials
  2. Marketing, recruitment support
  3. Patient recruitment and volunteer referrals
  4. Recruitment event planning

Regulatory

Sample Management

Social Media

Staff training

SOP Development

Sponsors Invoicing

Subjects Payment

Survey

Translation

Biostatistics

Clinical Research Facilities

Clinical research facilities includes:

  1. Consultation services research spaces need
  2. Hospital research unit
  3. Inpatient research unit
  4. Nutritional services
  5. Outpatient
  6. Outpatient facility (CSRU)

Community

Coordinator

Core Lab Services

Data management

Financial Management

Focus Group

Informatics

Monitoring

Multi-center

Quality assurance

Recruitment

Research Pharmacy

Regulatory

Specimen Collection and Storage

Sponsors Invoicing

Staff training

Subject Payment