Collaboration Success Wizard

An online diagnostic survey for collaborations that probes factors which may strengthen or weaken the collaboration. It provides personal reports to help evaluate and improve collaborative project.

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Custom Data Requests and Clinical Data Services

The SC CTSI provides services enabling complete access and analysis of patient data from the electronic medical records of Keck Medicine of USC, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Department of Health Services.

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Data Extraction Support from Digital Platforms

Assistance with extracting de-identifiable and identifiable user-generated (community-generated) data from digital platforms such as blogs, websites, and other social media

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Data Retrieval from Electronic Medical Records for DHS Researchers

USC, CHLA and DHS research teams can use the research data warehouse for study planning (feasibility assessments, power analyses) through their respective i2b2 portals

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Developing a Community Advisory Board for Research Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to assist researchers in navigating the processes of developing and establishing a community advisory board (CAB) for their research studies. Practical tips and step-by-step guidelines are provided

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Digital & Traditional Tools for Recruitment Toolkit

This toolkit contains proven strategies and tips to help researchers develop a solid plan to recruit and retain study participants.

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Digital Communication Tool Development

Technical and development support for digital projects with a clear focus on digital communication to assist investigators with clinical and community research projects

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Digital Research Dissemination Support

Expert consulting on content development, disseminating research online, benefits of different digital and social media platforms, established practices, outcome measurement

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Digital Research Profile Building & Online Reputation Management

Expert consulting on building a research profile online including content development, platforms, managing one’s online reputation, suppression, removal of content

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Find Trial Sites with Eligible Patients Across CTSA Network

Data tool lets researchers explore and validate feasibility for multi-site clinical studies across dozens of academic medical centers, in real time, from their desktops.

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First-time NIH R01 Application Submission Counseling

This service is offered to investigators who are submitting their first research project grant (R01) to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Geospatial Social and Environmental Data

Access census-tract data to power research on social and environmental determinants of health

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K12 Program Development Support

Research-related training programs are essential in developing a qualified research workforce at USC and beyond.

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Mentored Career Development in Clinical and Translational Science Program (KL2) Advisement

The Mentored Career Development in Clinical and Translational Science (KL2) is a three-year program created to support research career development for health professionals or individuals with research doctoral degrees who wish to pursue formal training and a career in clinical and translational research.

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Research Career Development Educational Counseling

The SC CTSI provides educational offering advisement to those clinicians, post-doctoral fellows, residents, students and research staff who are seeking research education.

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Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)

REDCap is a free, secure, web-based application designed for rapidly developing databases and surveys for research studies

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Research Ethics Support

SC CTSI provides research ethics support to help investigators, research team members, and clinicians anticipate, identify, and respond to relevant ethical issues and adopt and share best practices.

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Research Match

Research Match is a useful tool that connects volunteers with studies (not just clinical trials).

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Successful Research Recruitment: A Toolkit for a Community-Based Approach

This toolkit aims to develop greater capacity and success in research participant recruitment, particularly in the recruitment of underrepresented populations such as ethnic minorities

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Support for NIH Research Career Development Awards (K-series)

The SC CTSI provides support to those faculty or post-doctoral candidates who intend to submit k-series grants to NIH.

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Toolkit for Developing Community Partnerships

This community partnership toolkit outlines the process and approach needed during every phase of community-engaged research including: relationship building, proposal development, project execution and dissemination

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Trial Innovation Network (TIN)

The TIN is a national network that focuses on operational innovation, operational excellence and collaboration and leverages the expertise and resources of the CTSA Program.

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USC Health Sciences Profiles

A public search tool to find research collaborators and strengthen your online presence

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USC Training Finder

Fostering research compliance at USC

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Video creation and digital storytelling

Expert consulting on crowdfunding strategies, content development, crowdfunding platforms, digital storytelling, and video production

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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.