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The Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit is a research support unit whose mission is to support Cornell faculty, staff, and students with study design, data analysis, and the use of statistics in their research.

CSCU provides statistical expertise to the Cornell research community through  consulting , instruction , and contract services .

Statistical Consulting Appointments

CSCU currently offers statistical consulting appointments in person in Savage Hall or via Zoom.  Appointments are typically scheduled for an hour. To schedule an appointment with a statistical consultant, click on the button below. Please note that we do not have the capacity to assist students with course work.

CSCU offers statistical workshops on a variety of topics. We offer live workshops throughout  the year and maintain a library of recorded workshops and materials that are accessible to the Cornell community at any time. To see our current workshop schedule or our workshop catalog, click on the buttons below.

Virtual Drop-in Consulting

For short questions (5-10 minutes), consider visiting a virtual drop-in consulting session. You can access the sessions by clicking on the consultant’s name in the calendar below and then clicking on the Zoom link. You will be placed into the waiting room and then admitted into the session with the consultant when they are ready.  Office hours are 30 minutes each, scheduled on the hour. We ask that you limit your visits to our office hours to once a week so we can help as many clients as possible. 

CSCU is holding in-person drop-in consulting sessions at the Big Red Barn and in the Mann Library Consultation Area this semester. Check the consulting calendar to find out when the drop-in consulting sessions are being held. 

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The Research Support Professionals Unit (RX) is a systemwide bargaining unit of non-supervisory research support professionals who provide highly specialized and complex scientific support for researchers throughout the UC system and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The unit is represented by the University Professional and Technical Employees union (UPTE). Currently, the unit includes approximately 6,220* employees.

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Research support services provide scientific consulting, cutting-edge technologies and approaches, and other resources to investigators inside and outside of NIMH. These specialized services help make the NIMH IRP an optimal environment for conducting mental health research and accelerating discoveries.

Data Science and Sharing Team

The goal of the Data Science and Sharing Team is to support and advance the creation, distribution, and utilization of large, open datasets to accelerate discovery within the NIMH Intramural Research Program. We provide tools and training to help scientists within the IRP embrace open and reproducible science practices. This includes:

  • Standardized, community recognized formats and repositories for data storage and dissemination
  • Collaborative, version-controlled tools for developing analysis code
  • Open distribution of all experimental methods and results to maximize impact and reproducibility

Contact: Adam Thomas, Ph.D.

Functional MRI Core (fMRI)

The functional MRI Facility (fMRIF) is a core resource serving the intramural research program. It was initiated in March of 1999 primarily by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Its function is to serve as a resource by which all NIH institutes can perform functional MRI (fMRI) studies to further the understanding of healthy and diseased brain function and physiology.

Contact: Peter Bandettini, Ph.D.

Human Brain Collection Core (HBCC)

The purpose of the HBCC is to collect human brain tissue, and hair and blood samples from deceased individuals to learn more about the nervous system and mental disorders. Brain tissue is collected postmortem from individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, suicide, bipolar disorder, depression, Tourette’s Syndrome, drug addictions (e.g., PCP, cocaine, alcohol, heroin), and a variety of neurological disorders, as well as individuals without a history of any neuropsychiatric and neurological disease.

Contact: Acting Director, Stefano Marenco, M.D.

Machine Learning Team

The mission of the Machine Learning Team is to support researchers in the NIMH intramural research program who want to address research problems in clinical and cognitive neuroscience using machine learning approaches. We do this by consulting with individual researchers and guiding them in the use of the appropriate tools and methods, or by taking on the analysis process ourselves, if this is more expedient. In parallel, we develop new methods and analysis approaches, motivated by the needs of researchers or by the practical possibilities arising from advances in the field.

Contact: Francisco Pereira, Ph.D.

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Core (MRS)

The magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) core is a facility that focuses on development and technical support of in vivo nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques with the aim to facilitate the clinical and basic research using in vivo MRS.

Contact: Jun Shen, Ph.D.

Magnetoencephalography Core (MEG)

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a non-invasive procedure similar to electroencephalography (EEG) in terms of basic principles and analysis, however, MEG consists of sitting in a chair or lying on a bed while your head is inside a helmet shaped device which contains magnetic field sensors.

Contact: Allison Nugent, Ph.D.

Microarray Core

A Microarray Core Facility under the direction of Dr. Abdel Elkahloun (NBGRI). The Microarray Core is a collaboration between NHGRI (lead institute), NIMH, and NINDS.

Contact: Lee Eiden, Ph.D.

Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Phenotyping Service

The Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Phenotyping Service conducts developmental and behavioral evaluations on individuals with a variety of neurodevelopmental problems, focusing on young children and individuals of all ages with significant cognitive or social impairments. The goal of the service is to provide behavioral phenotyping for natural history and treatment studies of autism spectrum disorder and genetic disorders associated with intellectual disability, and contribute to outcome measure development for these conditions.

Contact: Audrey Thurm, Ph.D

Neurophysiology Imaging Facility

The Neurophysiology Imaging Facility’s 4.7 Tesla Vertical magnet is one of a handful of scanners in the world dedicated to functional imaging in the alert primate brain. The facility was made possible by joint contributions from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Eye Institute (NEI), and the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Contact: David Leopold, Ph.D.

Neuropsychology Consult Service

The Neuropsychology Consult Service evaluates the cognitive and emotional functioning of patients by integrating NIH patient history with results from individually-administered normative psychological tests (of attention, memory, language, IQ, executive functioning, mood, and personality). NIH patients can be referred for neuropsychological evaluations for clinical purposes (related to their enrollment in an NIH study) and/or as part of protocol-driven research. (Research evaluations require protocol pre-approval.) The goal of this consult service is to assist NIH researchers and clinicians with behavioral phenotyping, patient diagnosis, determining progression of disease, treatment planning, and assessing treatment effects. Evaluations are completed under the direction of licensed psychologists, can be brief (e.g., 30-40 minutes) or as long as five hours depending upon the complexity of the referral question, and can be completed in the NIH Clinical Center outpatient clinics or at patient bedside.

Contact: Joseph Snow, Ph.D.

Noninvasive Neuromodulation Unit (NNU)

The Noninvasive Neuromodulation Service focuses on developing novel noninvasive neuromodulation tools, coupled with brain measurements via neurophysiology and neuroimaging, to measure and modulate neural plasticity for the study and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. We provide expertise in neuromodulation tools to support other NIH and extramural investigators, and we conduct research projects focused on advancing neuromodulation technologies to improve their utility and safety. Specifically, we develop novel stimulation paradigms and biomarker batteries to investigate brain-behavior relationships and to inform novel intervention development. Our team, spanning the fields of psychiatry, engineering, neuroscience and psychology, has expertise in electric field modeling, device and coil design for transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), cognitive neuroscience trials employing image-guided neuromodulation, and the translational development of novel treatments in preclinical models, healthy volunteers, and clinical populations. Technologies we support include Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), magnetic seizure therapy (MST), TMS-compatible EEG (electroencephalography), and TMS/fMRI interleaving) facilities. We supply state of the art TMS, tDCS, EEG, EMG (electromyography), frameless stereotaxy, perturbation/physiology equipment and associated data processing pipelines to support NIH IRP and extramural investigators.

Contact: Sarah H. Lisanby, MD

Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service

The NIMH PCLS is a multidisciplinary team that provides psychiatric and psychological consultations for patients enrolled in clinical protocols at the NIH CC, a 200-bed hospital with inpatient, outpatient, and day-hospital facilities, serving 18 different NIH Institutes/Centers at the Bethesda, Maryland campus. The PCLS team includes psychiatrists, a psychologist, social worker and consultation liaison fellows. PCLS consultants provide routine and emergency psychiatry consultations in adult and pediatric patients participating in clinical research at the NIH CC. In addition to direct care, the PCLS provides liaison services to medical teams through its expertise in the management of complex health conditions in a research setting. PCLS consultants also play an integral role in the provision of education, training and outreach in the CC and other non-clinical constituent groups on the larger NIH-campus.

Contact: Haniya Raza D.O., M.P.H

Rodent Behavioral Core (RBC)

The NIMH Rodent Behavioral Core (RBC) was initiated to address the growing need across NIH to have an intramural resource for high throughput, efficient and targeted behavioral testing of rodents. The RBC offers NIH researchers validated and reliable testing of mice and rats over a broad range of physiological and behavioral domains including general health, cognitive, emotional, sensory, and motor function.

Contact: Yogita Chudasama Ph.D.

Scientific and Statistical Computing Core

The primary function of this core is to support functional neuroimaging research at the NIH. This includes development of new data analysis techniques; their implementation in the publicly available AFNI software; advising researchers on the analysis methods, data visualization and quality control; and instructing them in the use of software tools . 

Contact:  Paul Taylor, Ph.D.

Section on Instrumentation

The mission of the Section on Instrumentation is to provide comprehensive engineering support in a collaborative and synergistic environment for research as required by NIMH, NINDS and NICHD scientists. The Section on Instrumentation Core Facility (formerly Research Services Branch) provides a staff of engineers and technicians to fabricate custom electronic, mechanical, and electromechanical devices and instruments for a full spectrum of biomedical applications.

Contact: George Dold, M.S.

Sleep and Neurodevelopment Service

The NIMH OCD established this Sleep Service in 2016 in order to better incorporate sleep metrics into the comprehensive assessment of neuropsychiatric illness and neurodevelopmental disorders. The two- bed sleep service offers comprehensive clinical evaluation of sleep disorders in both children and adults including overnight diagnostic testing for all of the Clinical Center. SNS also provides consultation to PIs who seek to incorporate measures of sleep health and sleep EEG signatures into their protocols with a research focus on the normal sleep dependent neuro-maturational changes that are reflected in the sleep EEG.

Contact: Ashura W. Buckley, M.D.

Systems Neuroscience Imaging Resource (SNIR)

The Systems Neuroscience Imaging Resource (SNIR) makes tools for contemporary systems level molecular anatomy accessible to NIMH, and other investigators. Current approaches to investigation of brain circuits and systems require analyses of neuronal projections, gene expression, and protein distribution patterns at cellular or sub-cellular resolution across multiple brain regions. The SNIR provides access to appropriate hardware, software, wet lab procedures, training, support and expertise. The SNIR facilitates access to technologies such as high-throughput wide-field microscopy, deep tissue imaging via laser scanning confocal microscopy, and light sheet microscopy. It also facilitates the application of recently developed genetic, molecular, and imaging and image analysis techniques to the projects and problems of intramural investigators. A particular focus is the facilitation of work incorporating advances in 3D reconstruction of specified circuits, cell types, and protein distributions, combining modern clearing, image acquisition, and volume reconstruction methods.

Contact: Ted Usdin, M.D., Ph.D.

Veterinary Medicine Resource Branch

VMRB provides a comprehensive program of animal care and use within the NIMH intramural research program. VMRB and the NIMH Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) work together in assuring that the Institute's animal use program is in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines, and policies. The program is accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International under the National Institutes of Health.

An outstanding animal care and use program is everyone’s responsibility. The VMRB staff provides consultation services that can greatly assist investigators who use or plan to use animals in their research effort. The VMRB can provide training on the humane handling and use of animals in support of neuroscience research, as well as anesthesia, surgery, and other technical procedures. We are here to help you in the preparation of an Animal Study Proposal and facilitate the ACUC approval process. We can provide guidance in the selection of the appropriate species and help with your animal ordering and shipping needs. We can also help coordinate animal procurement, housing, special husbandry requirements, technical service requests and animal movement between facilities or programs. In addition, the VMRB is on-call 24/7 to address your emergency veterinary medical needs. NIMH IRP staff can contact:

Acting Director, Dr. Krystal Allen-Worthington, DVM, Ph.D.

Office of the Clinical Director

The mission of the Office of the Clinical Director (OCD) is to ensure that subjects participating in NIMH protocols receive the highest quality clinical care. This is accomplished by the activities of the Human Subjects Protection Unit, the Combined Neuroscience Institutional Review Board (IRB), Clinical Fellowship Training activities, and the Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service. The overall responsibilities of the office include the following: oversight of the clinical care provided to our research subjects, management of the NIMH protocol review process, administration of the quality assurance program, authorization of medical staff credentials, and allocation of Clinical Center (CC) resources.

The Office of the Clinical Director:

  • Is fully aligned to the NIMH Mission and Strategic Plan
  • Supports Clinical Research in Mental Health in the IRP
  • Ensures that subjects participating in NIMH protocols receive the highest quality clinical care.
  • Facilitates intramural/extramural collaboration

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We work tirelessly to create an environment where excellent clinical research thrives. Our expert staff and specialized facilities support more than 1,000 active research projects involving patients on the BC Children's Hospital campus.

Our clinical researchers also benefit from the general research support  provided by the Research Institute.

If you are affiliated with the Research Institute, please visit ResearchHub  to learn more. For general questions about clinical research support, contact the Clinical Research Support Unit manager at [email protected]

Biobanking Support

The BC Children's Hospital BioBank provides services to support researcher with their studies. Services include:

  • Coordination of sample collection
  • Processing of samples
  • Clinical data collection
  • Secure storage of samples

Biostatistics Services (Study Design, Methodology & Statistics)

Consultants assist with research project development, study design and methodology, statistical analysis and data management. 

Clinical Research & Evaluation Facilities 

These three clinical research units provide equipment and facilities for research studies:

  • The Clinical Research & Evaluation Unit provides eight exam rooms, wet and dry storage rooms, and a staff study-coordination room for minimally invasive studies. 
  • The Medical Day Unit is a twelve bed day treatment and diagnostic unit that provides a safe and effective environment for children and youth requiring medical treatments, diagnostic tests, and procedures. 
  • The Biobehavioural Testing Unit is a dedicated space for multidisciplinary research that seeks an integrated understanding of the biologic, behavioural and social determinants of child development. 

Clinical Research Education

The Research Education office provides professional development and networking opportunities for the clinical research community at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre. This includes workshops, lunch & learns and online resources. 

Clinical Research Support Unit

The Clinical Research Support Unit provides consultative and practical support for researchers conducting sponsor-initiated or investigator-initiated clinical trials. Qualified research staff are available for hire for Investigators seeking part-time or temporary support for their research studies. 

Data Management

The Data Management team provides consultation and services related to data management, standardization, or harmonization. A database platform with REDCap software is available to meet the needs of a broad range of medical and health research studies. The Clinical Informatics Specialist offers consultation and collaboration with the application of informatics to clinical, population and basic research projects. 

Health Information Management 

Health Information Management assists in retrieving medical records when needed for approved studies. 

Health Services Research 

The consultant offers consultation and collaboration on research projects related to health economics and health services research, such as health care program evaluation, performance measurement, and indicator development.

In addition, Population Data BC (PopData) offers researchers access to one of the world’s largest collections of health care, health services and population health data, and a comprehensive education and training service on how to best use those data.

Laboratory Services

A hospital-based research coordinator set ups clinical laboratory services for individual clinical research studies on a cost-recovery basis.

Pharmacy Services

A hospital-based research coordinator sets up pharmacy services for individual clinical research studies on a cost-recovery basis.

Quality Assurance

A clinical research quality assurance specialist implements quality assurance processes, risk mitigation strategies, training, education, and support to the research community at the BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre as part of a PHSA-wide clinical research quality assurance program.

BC Children's Hospital Research Institute is also a member organization of Network of Networks (N2), a national initiative led by research networks and other stakeholders to enhance Canada's research capability and capacity. With gratitude we acknowledge, Clinical Trials BC who provides funding to enable BC Children's Hospital researchers and staff access to N2’s online resources developed to improve the quality of clinical research.

Research Ethics Board

The University of British Columbia / Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia Research Ethics Board (UBC C&W REB) reviews all clinical and behavioural studies involving human participants to ensure they meet rigorous ethical standards and ensure the well-being of participants. Our UBC-affiliated Research Ethics Board (REB) serves the Oak Street campus. For more information, please visit  PHSA's research ethics website . Please contact the UBC C&W REB at  [email protected]  or 604-875-3103.

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"SUPPORT" stands for "Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials."

What is Patient-Oriented Research?

Patient-oriented research is about engaging patients, their caregivers, and families as partners in the research process. This engagement helps to ensure that studies focus on patient-identified priorities, which ultimately leads to better patient outcomes.

SPOR SUPPORT Units are an important collaboration between the federal government and the provinces and territories. SUPPORT Units provide specialized services throughout their regions to researchers, patients, clinicians, policy makers and SPOR-funded entities to conduct patient-oriented research.  By providing decision-makers and health care providers with the ways and means to connect research to patient-identified priorities, evidence-based solutions can be applied to health care—and then shared throughout the country. 

SPOR SUPPORT Units are foundational to the strategy and have established infrastructure for patient-oriented research in the provinces and territories.

SPOR SUPPORT Units champion patient-oriented research through:

  • collaboration between Units with a focus on cross-cutting themes and projects to address national priorities;
  • providing support services to the health research community and other SPOR-funded entities;   
  • advancing the engagement of patients as partners in research;
  • a critical focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion; and
  • mobilizing research evidence to inform health care practice and policy. 

SPOR SUPPORT Units: Supporting Patient-Oriented Research and evidence-informed decision-making for improved health for all

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Data Platform and Services :

Enable equitable access to data for health research, facilitate data-sharing, support data harmonization and linkages, and provide data analysis expertise

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Applies knowledge generated through research and data to improve health care practices, systems and patient outcomes

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Engages patients as active partners throughout the entire research process

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Provides training and increases capacity to conduct and use patient-oriented research

  • Patient Partners, decision makers, healthcare practitioners, and researchers work together
  • Research focuses on patient-identified priorities
  • Evidence-informed health systems provide equitable access
  • Health outcomes are improved for all

To learn more about how SUPPORT Units are leading to better health outcomes for patients, visit SPOR in Action .

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The Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU) is a service of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) designed to facilitate access to NCI-funded clinical trials for qualified clinical sites and to support the management and conduct of those clinical trials. CTSU Membership provides access to a wide range of information and support services for qualified investigators and research staff. The CTSU Registration Page provides additional details regarding member access. For those who are not CTSU Members this website provides a listing of active protocols that the CTSU supports along with links to resources for additional information on NCI-funded clinical trials.

The NCI launched the CTSU in 1999 to streamline and harmonize support services for phase three Cooperative Group cancer clinical trials funded by the NCI. Since that time the scope of the CTSU has expanded to include support of multiple NCI-funded networks and clinical trials of all phases and types including cancer treatment, prevention and control, advanced imaging and correlative science studies. The CTSU collaborates with the NCI and its funded organizations to develop and support operational processes and informatics solutions leading to cost-effective solutions that reduce administrative burden on the clinical sites.

Under guidance of the NCI, the CTSU provides centralized services to support the following goals and objectives:

  • Facilitate investigator and research staff participation in selected NCI multi-center programs and their clinical trials.
  • Increase investigator and patient awareness and enrollment to cancer clinical trials.
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NCI cancer research networks supported by the CTSU include:

  • NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) - is a clinical trials research network that provides an infrastructure for NCI treatment, screening, and diagnosis trials. The infrastructure allows investigators to begin clinical trials quicker, reach conclusions faster, and offer patients studies that incorporate precision medicine at over 3,000 clinical sites.  
  • NCI Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN) - is a clinical trials network that evaluates innovative cancer treatments using a coordinated, collaborative, and inclusive team-based approach to early phase experimental therapeutic clinical trials.  
  • NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) - is a community-based program that brings cancer clinical trials, as well as cancer care delivery research, to individuals in their own communities, thereby generating a broadly applicable evidence base that contributes to improved patient outcomes and a reduction in cancer disparities.  

Additional NCI and NIH services that work in conjunction with the CTSU include:

  • NCI Central Institutional Review Board (CIRB) - reduces administrative burden of local institutional review boards and investigators by partnering with local institutions to provide human subject protections by conducting IRB reviews of NCI-sponsored trials.  
  • NCI Clinical Trials Search - NCI's website helps you find NCI-supported clinical trials that are taking place across the United States, Canada, and internationally. The list includes all NCI network trials.  
  • NIH ClinicalTrials.gov - is a registry and results database that provides easy access to information on clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
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MeRCury is a first-stop research administration help desk. If you don’t even know what to ask, let alone whom, contact us. If we can’t resolve the issue, we’ll find someone who can. Reach us through Yammer , Zendesk , or email [email protected] . If you think you know what you need, but have lost track of the process, check out our Quick Answers page in ResearchPoint for links and guidance. Log in with your MMC credentials.

We can’t do it for you, but we can make it much easier.

Meharry Office for Scientific Editing & Publications

Scientific editing goes beyond simple proofreading and delves into the syntax and effectiveness of what’s being communicated while assessing the consistency of technical details. The well-crafted dissemination of a scientific discovery is the fuel of knowledge. MOSEP can help you get there.

Understand and be understood.

Review our guidelines and SOPs, and glean insight in the Editor’s Corner .

CERA: Community-Engaged Research Administration

Community engaged researchers regularly identify academic infrastructures as barriers to successful community based organization (CBO)/academic research partnerships.

Community Based Organizations often…

  • do not have Federal-wide assurances
  • do not have established Facilities & Administration rates
  • are not human-subjects research trained
  • do not know what an IRB is, or what they want
  • need the tools and methods of research for program evaluation
  • do not trust academic partners

Academic institutions often…

  • do not know how to apply federal accounting regs to non-research orgs
  • do not grant CBOs access to research resources
  • do not consider program evaluation as research
  • have not earned the trust of community organizations

CERA is a function of the Research Concierge Services that advocates for the needs of our community partners and supports the work of our community engaged researchers. Read about our rationale here .

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CERA in Action

In 2018, Meharry’s Office for Research & Innovation was selected as one of three “backbone” organizations to the collective impact initiative All Children Excel Nashville. The other backbone partners are the Metro Nashville Public Health Department and Nurture the Next . A.C.E. Nashville is working upstream of health equity issues by addressing adverse childhood experiences in Davidson County through Policy, Trauma Informed Care, Parent & Community Education, Pediatrics, and Data Sharing. Involvement in the collective, centered in the CERA activity, has led to a subcontract from Yale University to Meharry to test a police-domestic violence assessment protocol, two State of Tennessee ‘Building Strong Brains’ awards, funding from The Frist Foundation for Meharry to support data integration between A.C.E. Nashville members, and Meharry’s inclusion on the State’s Child Sex Abuse Prevention Committee Data and Analysis team and the TN Young Child Wellness Council Data Action Team.

By being a good-faith partner to A.C.E. Nashville since 2015, the Office for Research & Innovation has elevated Meharry’s profile in the ACEs movement across the U.S. and earned the trust of the dozens of non-profit and government agencies working to prevent and mitigate adverse childhood experiences in Nashville; a major source of health inequity and primary driver of health disparities.

Learn more about A.C.E. Nashville .

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Research Staffing Support

Conducting clinical research requires the support of a team of individuals with specialized experience.  Within the NINDS Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), two offices provide Research Staffing Support.

The Research Staffing Support Office (RSSO) provides centralized research staffing support in 3 main categories: Protocol Navigation (PN), Patient Care Coordination (PCC), and clinical research staff hiring support for PNs, PCCs, and Research Coordinators (RCs) primarily through the SOAR contract mechanism.

The Research Coordinator Office (RCO) provides centralized research staffing support for Research Coordinators (RN and non-RN), as well as hiring support for these positions.

Protocol Navigation: PNs provide PI support in the writing of clinical research protocols, consents and other supporting documents, regulatory submissions and approvals of those documents, as well as maintenance of the site regulatory binder for PIs as assigned. PNs serve as regulatory experts to advise PIs and study teams on current applicable regulations that govern their protocols.

Patient Care Coordination: PCCs provide PI support in the services required to coordinate research participant visits. This includes managing all aspects of participant scheduling, such as new participant visits, tracking participant visit windows to ensure visits are scheduled per protocol, travel, lodging, clinic visits, procedure appointments, participant communications, and generally liaising between the study team and the research participants to ensure study appointments run smoothly.

Research Coordination: RCs (Including RNs serving as RCs) provide guidance and management services for research studies involving human subjects. RCs have a wide variety of research responsibilities, highlights of which are listed here:

  • Provide PI feedback in protocol development discussions regarding feasibility of protocol implementation and execution with a specific focus on clinical issues, available resources, study coordination, participant safety, and data quality.
  • Assist Investigators in community outreach, recruitment, and screening of research participants.
  • Coordination and management of most daily activities of the study and ensure that study activities follow established protocol, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and utilizes approved forms, templates, and practices.
  • Integral in the creation and maintenance of MOPs, Source Document Forms, and Case Report Forms.
  • Assist researchers with study testing and other duties associated with the completion of study visits and ensure protocol and human subject safety regulation compliance.
  • Document and/or ensure documentation of research participant condition, adverse events, concomitant medication use, protocol compliance, response to study drug, and other re-quired data points.

Clinical Research Staff Hiring Support:

Identifying and selecting qualified candidates for clinical research support staff can be daunting and can have a significant effect on clinical protocol execution.  The CTU can assist study teams with the screening and interviewing of potential candidates for clinical research staff support positions, i.e., Protocol Navigator, Research Coordinator, and Patient Care Coordinator positions within the NINDS Division of Intramural Research.

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We provide researchers with resources to conduct and implement high-quality patient-oriented research.

Patient-oriented research must include patients in:

  • meaningful and active collaboration in governance.
  • priority-setting.
  • conducting research.
  • knowledge translation.

Patient engagement plans should cover how to effectively recruit, train and support patients to become part of a research team.

Some other terms you may hear that describe patient-oriented research include “Patient & Public Involvement (PPI)”, “Public Participation” and “Patient Engagement.”

Letters of support

We provide letters of support for research proposals that use patient-oriented research approaches. To allow us sufficient time to respond, please submit requests at least one week in advance of the competition deadline.

To get started, please  fill in our inquiry form . You can also email  [email protected] .

Please note, we are unable to provide letters of support for BC-based applications to Health Research BC funding opportunities.

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, sophisticated web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. This web application supports teams leading research and quality improvement projects.

REDCap is now available for a broader range of projects, including health research studies, clinical trials, learning health systems projects and improvement initiatives.

View our infographic: Five reasons to use REDCap for data management .

Follow these three steps to get started:

  • Register for a my.popdata account
  • Login to access REDCap
  • Submit a request to open a new project

REDCap is offered through a partnership between the BC SUPPORT Unit (part of Michael Smith Health Research BC), BC Children’s Hospital, the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation (C2E2), Interior Health, Island Health, and Population Data BC. More information .

Health Data Platform

Health Data Platform BC is a single, secure platform that provides access to health data from multiple organizations. People in government, health authorities and research can request access to data, and bring their own data. People access data through a secure virtual desktop with industry-standard analytics tools. Each person has their own protected storage for imported project data.

The platform protects sensitive health data by controlling access, logging and monitoring desktop activity, and reviewing output. And the results from data analysis can help develop policy, evaluate programs, inform strategy, support academic research and more.

Access to Health Data Platform is project-based. Organizations access the platform through the Ministry of Health . Academic researchers access Health Data Platform BC through PopData BC .

Health Data Platform BC is a partnership between the Ministry of Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the BC SUPPORT Unit.

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Service and partnership request for SPOR-Funded Entities

SPOR-Funded Entities, or SFEs, are networks and other organizations funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) to advance patient-oriented research.

We are offering in-kind support for projects led by SFEs. This totals fifty percent of our grant funding from CIHR (approximately $8M, or $1.6M per year).

Our experts help bridge the gap between research evidence, health care practice and policy. Our services include patient engagement, training in patient-oriented research, data planning and analysis, evaluation, learning health systems, and knowledge translation.

Researchers and organizations holding an active grant under Canada’s Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) are eligible. This includes SPOR Networks, SPOR National Entities and SUPPORT Units .

Complete this form to suggest potential partnerships and support opportunities .

Questions? Email  [email protected] .

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Methods Clusters

In 2016, the BC SUPPORT Unit funded a five-year initiative to study the methods of patient-oriented research: the “Methods Clusters”. The Methods Clusters studied the way patient-oriented research is done, and how it could be better.

Read the Methods Clusters blog posts .

Read the Methods Clusters summaries and learn what we found.

  • Data science and health informatics
  • Health economics and simulation modelling
  • Knowledge translation and implementation science
  • Real world clinical trials
  • P atient-centered measurement
  • Patient engagement

All summaries are available in our resources library.

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Interactive education modules

Health researchers in BC can access an interactive learning platform about ways to collaborate with patients and the public. The tool includes educational modules designed to help researchers engage diverse people in health research.

Have knowledge or resources to share? You can also add your own content, ask questions, or suggest future topics by completing this form .

This project is funded by the BC SUPPORT Unit and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  The modules were developed using the Tapestry Tool in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

View the modules .

Plain language guide

Accessibility starts with our words. But research can be so full of jargon that it prevents many audiences that we care about from truly engaging with the work. That’s why we created this guide, to help patient-oriented research teams approach their plain language summary.

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Patient-oriented research 101: A video introduction

Learn about patient-oriented research in this introductory video for health researchers, trainees and patients, public and community members.

This 40-minute video includes:

  • Why patient-oriented research exists in Canada
  • What patient-oriented health research looks like
  • Different levels of partner engagement in research
  • Ways patient or public partners may be meaningfully engaged throughout the research process
  • How you can be involved with patient-oriented research

The video was co-developed by the BC SUPPORT Unit and patient partners.

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Recruit study participants through REACH BC

REACH BC makes it easier for you to recruit potential health research study participants and patient partners, from across all of British Columbia, in all health authorities, and throughout rural BC.

Learn more and sign up for REACH BC

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Programs and Services

These programs and services are available to help UCI School of Medicine researchers further their work.

  • Grant Support and Review Services
  • NIH Bootcamp
  • Training Grant Support
  • Physician Scientist Resources
  • NIH Resubmission Program
  • Guidance for Proposal Submissions
  • NIH Resources
  • Grant Incentive Programs and Pilot Awards

Research Development Unit

The Research Development Unit (RDU) designs and implements services and other resources to help investigators succeed in obtaining and maintaining extramural funding. The RDU is an entity within the UCI School of Medicine Office of Research. For specific support requests, please contact the Research Development Unit .

Keep up to date with the RDU programs and other research-related announcements with the SOM Office of Research newsletter, Research Insider , which comes out every Tuesday evening. 

Services include: 

Funding Opportunity Support

  • Orient investigators to grant agency funding priorities and trends to develop a strategic approach to apply for funding. To request a consultation, contact  [email protected] .
  • Conduct targeted funding opportunity searches via an  online request form .

Grant Proposal Support

  • Project management support for large, multidisciplinary proposals (e.g. U54, P50, P01)
  • Complete the intake form to request our grant support services.
  • Assistance with NIH training grant data tables ( additional resources offered via Graduate Division )
  • Technical editing of grant proposals
  • Assistance with drafting  letters of institutional support   and  boilerplate content
  • Connecting investigators with collaborators across campus &  core resources
  • Facilitate proposal pre-reviews by subject matter experts

For specific support requests, please contact [email protected] .

Researcher Pipeline

There are a variety of opportunities available to undergraduate students, graduate and medical students, residents, fellows, postdocs, and faculty interested in biomedical research at UCI.

Funding Opportunities

UCI researchers are eligible to apply for a variety of funding opportunities and have access to campus resources to assist them in identifying such resources.

Research Insider Archive

Research Insider emails are archived and available for reference and details about research, events and funding opportunities.

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The role of the NISRA Research Support Unit (RSU) is to allow researchers safe access to project specific de-identified data in a secure environment in order to carry out secondary data analysis. 

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NISRA Research Support Unit

The role of the NISRA Research Support Unit (RSU) is to allow researchers safe access to project specific de-identified data in a secure environment in order to carry out secondary data analysis.  Access to the data is governed by protocols and procedures to ensure data confidentiality.  Researchers are supported by RSU through the application, accreditation, analysis and output processes.

The RSU is accredited under the Digital Economy Act

The RSU provides support to researchers accessing the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS), the Northern Ireland Mortality Study (NIMS), and data through Administrative Data Research NI (ADR NI).

Research Pathways

  • 'Health' only data projects: Projects requiring only 'health data' proceed under the  Honest Broker Service  processes.
  • 'Health' and RG data projects: Projects requiring 'health' and RG data (e.g. Census/GRO data) proceed under Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS) processes under the  Census Act (NI) 1969 .
  • 'Health' linked to other NICS departmental datasets: There is currently no legal gateway in Northern Ireland for projects using a combination of 'health' and other public-body data
  • 'Non-Health' data projects: Projects requiring 'non-health data' proceed under processes laid out under the  Digital Economy Act 2017  research clauses (See Administrative Data Research NI  or NILS for more details).

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In order to access either NILS or ADR NI microdata the researcher and research team must hold accredited researcher status

Administrative Data Research Northern Ireland (ADR NI)

ADR NI supports the acquisition, linking and analysis of administrative data sets to improve knowledge, policymaking and public service delivery

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Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study microdata are available resources for a variety of research studies

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The NILS and ADR NI work in partnership with a range of academic and government institutions

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The ADR-NI Administrative Research Unit (ARU) is responsible for carrying out government-led research on behalf of NI government departments.

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The ADR NI is working with partners to develop a number of themed datasets for accredited researchers.

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Staff from the Southampton Clinical Trials Unit have joined scientists from across the world to call for urgent investment in vital cancer research.

With cancer cases on the rise*, they are supporting the launch of Cancer Research UK’s More Research, Less Cancer campaign, which aims to raise £400m to help accelerate progress in the fight against the disease.

SCTU Director, Professor Gareth Griffiths, is among more than 50 scientists and experts from around the world who have signed an open letter calling for a united global response to tackle cancer.

Also supporting the campaign is Senior Trial Manager Anna Song, who as well as working in cancer research has a very personal cancer story, describing her mum’s diagnosis of stage four breast cancer as a ‘ticking time-bomb’. She is appealing to the South’s philanthropists to invest in the life-saving research she carries out.

Anna is part of the team at the Cancer Research UK-funded Southampton Clinical Trials Unit who run clinical trials to identify the best new ways to detect and treat cancer and is backing the charity’s appeal calling for urgent support to overcome what her peers have penned as ‘the defining health issue of our time’.

Anna, who originally worked with young cancer patients as a clinical pharmacist, said: “When I was working with children on the paediatric oncology ward at University Hospital Southampton, it really pulled at your heart strings. Part of my role in checking and dispensing treatments was looking ahead to what future options there were available for these patients but sadly, there is a limit to what you can give them.

“It was then that I decided to work in research and focused on oncology because no matter what cancer people are facing, or who they are, we must have options.”

Anna was just a child herself when her mum, Janet, 62, was first diagnosed with breast cancer. 

Anna said: “I watched her lose her hair and go through invasive surgery – a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of her cancer returning and it was a time that I grew up earlier than I perhaps would have done otherwise. 

“Ten years later, when I was then working in clinical trials, she was re-diagnosed, this time with stage four breast cancer. My world fell apart and I booked a one-way ticket to America where she now lives, to be with her, not knowing when I would return.

“Thanks to the progress we have seen in treatment options and the access that she has to drugs in America, she is living well with her cancer and is regularly monitored, but it feels like a continual, ticking time-bomb.”

Latest analysis from Cancer Research UK reveals around 110,000 deaths could be avoided in the UK alone over the next two decades if cancer mortality rates are reduced by 15% by 2040.**

Anna and a coalition of the world’s most renowned cancer researchers assert that we’re at a ‘tipping point’ that could transform how we understand and treat cancer – that requires a united and collective worldwide response on a par with COVID-19.    

Having provided a hands-on role in the UK’s COVID-19 response herself, Anna has seen first-hand how investment can accelerate progress at a rapid rate.

Her current portfolio in thoracic oncology at the SCTU includes the Cancer Research UK-funded CONFIRM clinical trial, which led to practise changing results for mesothelioma patients - a hard-to-treat lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.

As a result of that trial, patients can now access an immunotherapy drug on the NHS and the findings are feeding into subsequent research in this area.

With so many incredible breakthroughs like this within our reach, Anna hopes future advances are not held back by a lack of funding.

Anna said: “We need earlier options for our cancer patients and we need them sooner because cancer affects everyone in some way. It might not right now, but it could be your friend, your relative or even you.”

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Joining Professor Griffiths in the call for urgent investment in research is Professor Peter Johnson, professor of medical oncology at the University of Southampton.

Along with their fellow eminent scientists, they have penned a letter to the world to recruit those with “the means and vision to bring about a better world” to help tackle the disease.

Prof Griffiths said: “Ideas that were once science fiction, are becoming science fact. Now, we’re standing on the brink of discoveries like new blood tests that could detect cancer at an earlier stage, and algorithms that could predict someone’s cancer risk and stop it from developing in the first place. Discoveries that ultimately have the power to give millions in the South – and across the world – more time with their loved ones. That’s why I’m calling for more support and urging philanthropists to join the army of fundraisers and donors that power the charity’s life-saving research every day.  

“Beating cancer will take scientists, researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs joining forces across disciplines and continents. Together, we can go further and faster in the fight against the disease.” 

The More Research, Less Cancer campaign will: support innovation that translates discoveries in the lab into revolutionary new tests and treatments; find and fund future leaders in cancer research; help support the work of the Francis Crick Institute; and unite global researchers to answer cancer’s toughest questions through the Cancer Grand Challenges initiative. 

It comes at a time when philanthropists are being encouraged to give. Despite analysis by the Beacon Collaborative showing that generosity among wealthy people is increasing,*** a recent report by think-tank Onward pointed out that the wealthiest 10 per cent of households now donate half as much as a proportion of their income as those in the poorest 10 per cent, suggesting they could do much more to support charitable causes worldwide.****

Cancer Research UK says that, excluding research funded by industry, charities fund 62 per cent of cancer research in the UK, compared to government’s 38 per cent – reinforcing the critical importance of the public’s support.*****  

Cancer Research UK spokesperson for the South East, Elisa Mitchell, said: “The more we understand about cancer, the more we understand the scale of the challenge. So, we’re grateful to Anna and Prof Griffiths for lending their voices to this ambitious campaign that could have far-reaching effects for people across the region.   

“Nearly 1 in 2 of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime****** so, now more than ever, we need the support of every person and every pound. As the scientific community has underlined, beating cancer requires a collective effort. We’re grateful to all our supporters, fundraisers and donors for their generosity and the vital part they play in helping us to ensure more people can live longer, better lives, free from the fear of cancer.” 

Visit  cruk.org/more-research to find out more.   

'More Research, Less Cancer'  campaign video

Watch the Cancer Research UK More Research, Less Cancer campaign video, introduced by BBC journalist and breast cancer survivor, Victoria Derbyshire.

Notes for editors

The full ‘letter to the world’ can be found below and online  here along with the other campaign website links.

*  https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/worldwide-cancer/incidence 

** Calculated by the Cancer Intelligence team at Cancer Research UK, January 2024. Total deaths avoided for all cancers combined (ICD-10 C00-C97), UK persons, between 2023-25 and 2038-40. This figure is calculated as the difference between number of deaths estimated for this period and population a) if age-standardised mortality rates fall by 6% over the period as projected, and b) if age-standardised mortality rates fall by 15% over the period as per our Longer, better lives ambition (versus 2023-25 baseline: 4% fall by 2028-30, 9% fall by 2033-35, 15% fall by 2038-40).  

***  https://www.beaconcollaborative.org.uk/philanthropy-grows-again-in-2023/

**** See full report here: https://www.ukonward.com/reports/giving-back-better-unlocking-philanthropy/

***** cruk.org/manifesto

****** cruk.org/lifetimerisk

Scientists’ Letter to the World (See  here for full list of signatories) 

  To those with the means and vision to bring about a better world,  

Cancer is a defining health issue of our time. Globally, 18 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year. And 10 million die from the disease.*  

The threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic required a massive global response. Cancer warrants the same urgency, focus and attention.  

By 2040 – just 16 years from now - the number of cancer diagnoses globally is predicted to increase by 50%.* This represents an untold amount of pain and suffering to families across the world. Your help can change that.  

As leading representatives of the global scientific and research community, we know we’re standing at a tipping point that could transform how we understand and overcome cancer.  

Fuelled by advances in AI and technology, the next decade presents a unique opportunity to transform the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer for millions. That’s why we’ve come together to ask you to help accelerate a new golden age of cancer research.  

With your support, we could develop new blood tests that detect cancer at an earlier stage. We could develop new algorithms that predict your cancer risk so we can halt cancer before it’s already begun. And we could develop new and better treatments for children's and young people's cancers so more young patients survive and do so without debilitating, life-long side effects.  

Worldwide, the research and scientific community stands ready to make breakthroughs that are within our reach. But a lack of funding is holding us back.   

This will take a united and collective effort. It will take scientists, researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs working together across disciplines and continents. It will take constant technological innovation. It will take radical thinkers who are determined to fast-track progress. But to make this a reality: we need your help.  

Philanthropic support allows us to be bolder and to take ideas from lab to clinic faster. It means we can take risks, challenge, innovate, seize opportunities and capitalise on international collaboration to improve and save millions of lives.   

More support means more research. And more research means less cancer.  

*ICD10 C00-C97 excl. C44, https://gco.iarc.fr/en Accessed January 2024   

About Cancer Research UK   

·         Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, influence and information.   

·         Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.    

·         Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 50 years.    

·         Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK wants to accelerate progress and see 3 in 4 people surviving their cancer by 2034.   

·         Cancer Research UK supports research into the prevention and treatment of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.   

·         Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK is working towards a world where people can live longer, better lives, free from the fear of cancer.   

For further information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org . Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.   

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    The Clinical Research Support Unit and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Operations support investigators in initiating, managing, and overseeing conduct of studies by providing guidance in several areas, including financial processes, grants and contracting, regulatory support, and IRB submissions. Address. 1 Park Avenue, 6th Floor

  13. SPOR SUPPORT Units

    SUPPORT Units provide specialized services throughout their regions to researchers, patients, clinicians, policy makers and SPOR-funded entities to conduct patient-oriented research.

  14. Research Support Units

    The recently merged Research Development and Postgraduate Support (RDPS) Office serves as a strategic department to grow the University of the Western Cape's capacity for innovative, ground-breaking research. We serve as a catalyst to promote, support, strengthen and grow the research enterprise at UWC. We aim to achieve this by providing an inclusive, multicultural and holistic research ...

  15. Welcome to the CTSU Website

    The Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU) is a service of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) designed to facilitate access to NCI-funded clinical trials for qualified clinical sites and to support the management and conduct of those clinical trials. CTSU Membership provides access to a wide range of information and support services for qualified ...

  16. Administrative Research Support

    So you can focus on your research. Clinical Trials Support Units (CTSUs) are business units that partner with investigators and their teams to ensure the timely and efficient activation and execution of clinical trials at Michigan Medicine. The CTSUs allow investigators to focus on their research and patients, instead of administrative tasks.

  17. Services & Support Unit

    The OfRI Services & Support Unit constitutes three activities: The Meharry Research Concierge Service (MeRCury); A first-stop shop for research administration help. MeRCury maintains ResearchPoint, Meharry's internal research administration information site. The Meharry Office of Scientific Editing & Publications (MOSEP); Editing services for ...

  18. Office of Research Interdisciplinary Research Support Unit Helps to

    February 8, 2023. Three-year collaboration between UC Davis and Yale connects disability and chronic illness. Adapted from original article by Jeffrey A Day, February 08, 2023. An American studies professor in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science has received a $1.5 million award from the Mellon Foundation for a project to explore the intersection of research on disability and chronic ...

  19. Research Staffing Support

    Within the NINDS Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), two offices provide Research Staffing Support. The Research Staffing Support Office (RSSO) provides centralized research staffing support in 3 main categories: Protocol Navigation (PN), Patient Care Coordination (PCC), and clinical research staff hiring support for PNs, PCCs, and Research ...

  20. Information for Researchers

    Login to access REDCap Submit a request to open a new project REDCap is offered through a partnership between the BC SUPPORT Unit (part of Michael Smith Health Research BC), BC Children's Hospital, the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation (C2E2), Interior Health, Island Health, and Population Data BC. More information.

  21. Research Support & Development

    The Research Development Unit (RDU) designs and implements services and other resources to help investigators succeed in obtaining and maintaining extramural funding. The RDU is an entity within the UCI School of Medicine Office of Research. For specific support requests, please contact the Research Development Unit.

  22. Research Support Professional Unit (RX)

    Contract Status: Contract expires 10.31.24. The full contract for the Research Support Professional Unit (UPTE) can be found on UCnet. The Grievance Form for Research Support Professional Unit (RX) can be found here. The Grievance Information for Research Support Professional Unit (RX) can be found here.

  23. Research Support

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  24. Trials staff join call for urgent investment in cancer research

    Anna is part of the team at the Cancer Research UK-funded Southampton Clinical Trials Unit who run clinical trials to identify the best new ways to detect and treat cancer and is backing the charity's appeal calling for urgent support to overcome what her peers have penned as 'the defining health issue of our time'. ... More support means ...

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    There is more discussion than ever surrounding the health and care needs of Transgender communities. However, there is limited research on the care of Transgender patients in the Intensive Care Unit which can contribute to knowledge gaps, inconsistencies and uncertainties surrounding health care practices.

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    Apply for 2024 University Recruiting - Global Workplace & Enterprise Services Intern job with Merck in Rahway, New Jersey, United States of America. Browse and apply for the Business Support jobs at Merck