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CLIC Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration
News Roundup
May 4, 2021
CLIC Updates        Twitter Highlight        CLIC Education        CTSA News        Coordinating Center News
228 educational resources posted. 771 Consortium News stories posted. 1109 meetings coordinated by CLIC. 2848 users registered with CLIC.
Updates from CLIC  
Un-Meeting: Exploring the Inclusion of Community Hospitals in Clinical Research. Thursday, May 27, 2021 11am-3pm ET

Registration Open for NCATS Un-Meeting

Join this Un-Meeting to discuss activities that can be started and sustained during the interpandemic period, so that when a significant public health emergency arises in the future, community-based environments can seamlessly participate in joint projects to address the threat. 

Other potential topics include:

  • Identifying opportunities to build models of outreach to better include community hospitals for recruitment and enrollment into academic clinical trials.
  • Identifying ways to increase participant diversity.
  • Inclusion of community hospitals or community groups in academic research activities.

Introduction to CM-PRISM Webinar


Common Metrics – Program Results to Improve Strategic Management, aka CM-PRISM, is the new data reporting software platform for CTSA Program hubs to report their annual Common Metrics data and narratives. This new platform was built in REDCap, which is familiar software to many hubs across the consortium. This new platform has the flexibility to accommodate multiple users from each hub and to ease the burden of data entry.

The goal of this new platform is to increase the consistency and comparability of hub data across the consortium. CM-PRISM has been designed to support the updates made by the Informatics and Careers Metric Quality Improvement committees.

Two “How to Use CM-PRISM” webinars have been scheduled. Hubs are encouraged to register for the webinar that best fits their schedules. The webinars will be recorded and can be accessed on the Common Metrics Webinar page.

Thursday, May 6 at 2 pm ET ~ OR ~or Monday, May 17 at 3 pm ET.

Working Group Applications Open

The CTSA Program Working Groups (WGs) consider and develop solutions around a specific clinical and translational science issue. Working Groups that are APPROVED by CTSA Program Steering Committee will be supported by CLIC. Groups/Individuals interested in forming a WG are required to propose and deliver well-defined projects or deliverables that fill identified translational gaps and/or further the CTSA Program objectives in high priority areas in clinical and translational science.

Proposals due May 31 

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New Career Development Community! Message Boards. Community Content Member Directory.

The CLIC Career Development Community has launched! This is an interactive space available to the CTSA Program and greater translational science community where individuals can collaborate, network and share ideas with their peers from across the consortium. 

News from around the CTSA Program Consortium

Do Your Patients Need Access to Investigational Drugs, Biologics or Medical Devices Through FDA's Expanded Access Pathway?

 

CTSA Program-Supported Researchers May Turn Brown Fat into an Ally Against Obesity

 

SCTR Investigators Link Disparate Information Systems to Track Clinical Trial Efficiency

 

Utah CTSI TL1 Postdoctoral Fellow Wins ACTS Translational Science Award

 

CTSA Program Coordinating Centers' News

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Social Media for Recruitment and Retention

This presentation will help answer the question “should you go online?” and other things to consider when deciding if social media will be an option to add to your recruitment plan.

May 19 at 12pm ET

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New N3C Learning and Discussion Opportunity: The Enclave Users’ Group

Not sure how to go about identifying which patients in the N3C Data Enclave have had COVID-19? Want to get your COVID+ patient counts to match the numbers on the Enclave homepage dashboard?

The Enclave Users’ Group (EUG) has been created as a community-focused forum where members can share practical information on techniques, tips and methods in the N3C Data Enclave. Each session will have one or more presenters sharing a topic and encourages live Q&A, discussions and networking with new people.

The first session will take place on Friday May 7th at 10:00am PT/1:00pm ET with a presentation by Shawn O’Neil and Saad Ljazouli titled Identifying COVID Positive Patients. This webinar will demonstrate the logic needed to identify patients as “COVID-positive” at first diagnosis and the identification method that was used (PCR/antigen test, antibody test or diagnosis code). The webinar will also provide information on how to customize the definition for your own analysis needs, as well as tips for analysis in Contour and Code Workbooks.

If you have a story, opportunity, project or event that you'd like included in the News Roundup, please contact CLIC Communications: clic_comms@clic-ctsa.org or visit the CLIC Library to learn how to post  content to the CLIC website

The University of Rochester Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) is the coordinating center for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program, funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Grant U24TR002260.
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