OVERVIEW: SC CTSI is leading a university-wide initiative to improve clinical research processes. Current focus is on reducing trial activation times and improving recruitment and retention.

GOALS: To improve overall performance of clinical studies by reducing barriers to their conduct.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES: Building on that success, we are now planning a second project to further reduce start-up time and improve accrual rates. Our Clinical Research Support core is collaborating with the IRB and Clinical Trials Office on a number of strategies, including investigator education, iStar updates, and lean process improvement to address bottlenecks.


Questions about the initiative

Allison Orechwa
Director, Programmatic Development and Interim Program Manager, Healthcare Delivery Science
allison.orechwa@usc.edu

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.