CTSI Annual Pilot Awards to Improve the Conduct of Research
An "Open Proposal" Opportunity
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Open Proposals Awarded!: CTSI has selected 8 proposals for this funding cycle. The winning proposals are the first eight proposals listed below, with the notation "Awarded". Thank you for your interest and participation in this "Open Proposal" opportunity.
Proposals / Ideas — top 8 have been awarded!
Background/Rationale: Social networking sites such as Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn are web platforms. They allow independent applications to run within their sites to enhance the user experience, often integrating with external services to provide dynamic content as varied as reading lists from Amazon, blog posts from WordPress, to live game play from Zynga.Read more
CTSI’s Consultation Services Data Management Unit (DMU) is just one of the successful research resources available on campus to help UCSF faculty and staff with his/her research. Along with many other data management services, the DMU also provides consultation in data processing to help transform research data into a statistically analyzable format. In our efforts to provide consultation to the UCSF research community, we have realized that some trainees and faculty do not have the programming skills or resources to perform data processing tasks that are necessary to keep their research moving forward. Complicated data merges and transformations require specific programming expertise to ensure that it is performed correctly. Data management programmers, who can devote more time and effort to small projects, are needed. The DMU’s ability to provide these services is very limited. As a result, we have identified a gap in services that the Data Management Unit is currently able to provide.Read more
Rationale: Currently, there is no direct pathway for health sciences research to move from scholarly publications into policy and law. Although some evidence is cherry-picked by advocates and policymakers, legislation often reflects rhetoric rather than evidence. While some translational researchers study the effects of laws or write white papers summarizing the state of the evidence, we know of none who take the approach of working with investigators to leverage their research and write model legislation.Read more
Title: “Expedited” Expedited CHR submission and approval for Chart Review Research (Category 5)
Rationale: Clinical researchers often perform retrospective, chart-review studies as a relatively inexpensive and quick way of determining which clinical questions are worth pursuing before engaging in more expensive, time-consuming prospective studies.
Extending Direct-to-Participant Recruitment on the Internet with Effective Online Self-Screening Eligibility Surveys
Rationale: Developing efficient and effective methods to recruit and screen participants for clinical research remains a major challenge for clinical discovery.Read more
Surbeck Laboratory for advanced imaging at UCSF, is an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary laboratory that provides unique instrumentation, expertise, and infrastructure to enable the faculty, trainees and staff to carry out translational and clinical research utilizing the unique capabilities of high magnetic fields. Research at the Surbeck Lab has resulted in some of the most advanced MR instrumentation and expertise currently available and has been the source of critical technologies and methodologies in multiple areas of non-invasive biomedical research at cellular and molecular scale.Read more