Academic or Community Partnership Assistance

Helping researchers identify partners and foster relationships across academic and community settings

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Access Los Angeles Countywide Patient Data

LADR is an integration of medical records and clinical research data across all participating networks. Investigators are able to find sets of aggregated patient information through a web-based application all while preserving patient privacy.

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Budget Development Support

Provides consultations and guidance on preparation of study budgets for investigator-initiated studies

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Cerner Health Facts

The CERNER Health Facts® database captures and stores de-identified, longitudinal electronic health record (EHR) patient data, and then aggregates and organizes these data into consumable data sets to facilitate analysis and reporting.

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CHLA Clinical Research Support Office

A highly productive, cost-effective research service program that provides support across the lifecycle of a clinical research study

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Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) at USC

Provides a broad range of services to assist in the initiation and conduct of human services

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Community-Based Study Design

Providing assistance in adapting traditional research methods to the community setting

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Community-Engaged Research Support

Offering new pathways to address the health and social needs across communities in Southern California and beyond

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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 CHLA 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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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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Data Retrieval from Electronic Medical Records for USC 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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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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Grant Mock Review

Provides junior investigators and graduate students, who may have limited or no grant-writing experience, with feedback on proposals intended for submission to NIH K-series.

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Mobile and Connected Health Research Support

Helping investigators, research team members, and clinicians take advantage of new technologies at the bedside, in the clinic or in the field, with real-time observations and interventions, and new research designs.

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National Study Participant and Data Analysis Systems

The SC CSI facilitates access to de-identified data in national study participant and data analysis systems called pSCANNER, the Patient-Centered National Network for Effectiveness Research and PCORNET, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.

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Qualitative Research Support

Providing expertise in designing and conducting qualitative research

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Regulatory Knowledge Support

Expert support for faculty with new grants, small business innovative research grants, and start-up companies

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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 Navigation

Obtain assistance with any aspect of planning or conducting a human study

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Scientific Protocol Review

All investigator-initiated clinical trials that have not undergone prior scientific review are routed to CRS to undergo scientific review as a part of the HSC IRB review process

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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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TriNetX

Available to USC researchers is the web-based application TriNetX, a real-world data network of providers and pharma companies that enhances clinical trial design and accelerates patient, site and principal investigator recruitment.

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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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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.