Leveraging Medical Health Record Data for Identifying Research Study Participants: Practical Guidance on Using Clinical Research Informatics Applications in Your Research

This webinar will highlight three applications available at USC, CHLA and LA County DHS that assist researchers with identifying prospective study participants.

Tagged: research participant recruitment, clinical research informatics

Accelerate the Dissemination and Impact of Your Research Findings

In this workshop, you will learn how to use web-based approaches and social media to accelerate the dissemination and impact of your research findings.

Tagged: scientific communication, dissemination of science

Appointments and Promotions

USC’s vice dean for faculty affairs explains the criteria and procedures used in evaluating clinical and translational researchers for academic advancement and promotion.

Tagged: career development

Clinical Trial Startup Bootcamp Session 1: Introduction/Clinical Research Support Office/Starting Off Right: Elements of Success: A Clinical Trial Site’s Perspective (2016)

In this session, we will discuss how to begin the clinical trial process feasibly and correctly and the importance of such a start, briefly focusing on the clinical trial process in the field of cancer.

Tagged: regulatory science, clinical trials

Clinical Trial Startup Bootcamp Session 3: Recruiting and Screening Subjects: Marketing, Social Media, and EHR/Interacting with IRB (2016)

In this session, we will discuss how to effectively recruit subjects for a clinical trial and how modern technology and social media plays a role in the recruitment and screening processes of clinical trials.

Tagged: regulatory science, research participant recruitment, social media/internet research, technology

Clinical Trial Startup Bootcamp Session 4: Administering Informed Consents: Special Populations/Panel Discussion (2016)

In this session, we will discuss the significance of informed consent before ending with a panel discussion.

Tagged: regulatory science, research ethics, informed consent, special populations

Clinical Trials Hurdles Session 1 and 2: Challenges of Clinical Trial Management (2015)

In this series, we will discuss how to successfully support and manage clinical trials.

Tagged: regulatory science, clinical trials

Clinical Trials Hurdles Session 3 : FDA GCP Inspections (2015)

In this series, we will discuss how the FDA investigators would conduct their GCP investigation.

Tagged: regulatory science

Clinical Trials Hurdles Session 4: Trial Master Files (2015)

In this series, we will discuss how to successfully support and manage clinical trials.

Tagged: regulatory science

Clinical Trials Hurdles Session 5: Clinical Trial Data Disposition, Results, and Transparency Group (2015)

In this series, we will discuss how to successfully support and manage clinical trials

Tagged: regulatory science

Community-Engaged Research 101

Approaches and benefits to community-engaged research, including the differences from traditional research and its unique benefits for clinical and translational investigators.

Tagged: community engagement, research methodology

Crowdsourcing applied to knowledge management in translational research: the Gene Wiki and Mark2Cure

This webinar will cover how crowdsourcing has been successfully used to tackle a number of research projects that require massive human effort. Andrew Su, PhD, will provide a general overview of this field and share practical insights from two case studies.

Tagged: collaboration

Disseminating scientific research via Twitter: Practical insights and research evidence

About one-fifth of current scientific papers are being shared on Twitter. With nearly 69 million active U.S. Twitter users (24% of the U.S. adult population) and 328 million monthly active users worldwide, Twitter is one of the biggest social networks worldwide. Understandably, hopes are high that tweets mentioning scientific articles and research findings can reach peers and the general public. Studies show that most of the engagement with scientific papers on Twitter takes place among members of academia and thus reflects visibility within the scientific community rather than impact on society. However, there are ways to reach the broader public. This webinar will provide an overview of using Twitter to reach peers and non-specialist groups, the relationship between tweets and citations, and provide tips for building an academic Twitter presence.

Tagged: scientific communication, dissemination of science, online profile building

Emerging Technologies/Treatments Bootcamp Session 1: Regulatory Considerations (2017)

In this series, we will discuss regulatory considerations for conducting clinical trials in the era of emerging technologies and treatments.

Tagged: regulatory science

Emerging Technologies/Treatments Bootcamp Session 2: Gene Therapy Trials and Tribulations (2017)

In this series, we will discuss regulatory considerations for conducting clinical trials in the era of emerging technologies and treatments.

Tagged: regulatory science

Emerging Technologies/Treatments Bootcamp Session 3: Clinical Trials for Stem Cell Therapies (2017)

In this series, we will discuss regulatory considerations for conducting clinical trials in the era of emerging technologies and treatments.

Tagged: regulatory science

Emerging Technologies/Treatments Bootcamp Session 4: CT Enabling Technologies – Decentralized Clinical Trials (2017)

In this series, we will discuss regulatory considerations for conducting clinical trials in the era of emerging technologies and treatments.

Tagged: regulatory science

Emerging Technologies/Treatments Bootcamp Session 5: Immunotherapy Trials (2017)

In this series, we will discuss regulatory considerations for conducting clinical trials in the era of emerging technologies and treatments.

Tagged: regulatory science

Emerging Technologies/Treatments Bootcamp Session 6: Cutting Edge Technologies and Humanitarian Devices (2017)

In this series, we will discuss regulatory considerations for conducting clinical trials in the era of emerging technologies and treatments.

Tagged: regulatory science

Ethics Consultation #1: Dealing with conflicts with your mentor

In this brief dramatization, a young researcher concerned her mentor/supervisor is conducting research in a scientifically improper manner seeks advice from an SC CTSI ethics consultant.

Tagged: research ethics, responsible conduct of research

Introducing Figshare, a Free Repository where Researchers Can Make all of Their Research Outputs Available in a Citable, Shareable and Discoverable Manner

This webinar will (1) introduce the platform, (2) showcase examples of successful data sharing and its impact, and (3) explain how to best use it for sharing knowledge more quickly and effectively, and for building an online research profile.

Tagged: scientific communication, dissemination of science, collaboration, online profile building

Introduction to Becoming a Successful Digital Scholar

In this workshop, we will provide an overview of Digital Scholarship and explore examples of scholars who have successfully used digital approaches to advance their research and careers.

Tagged: scientific communication, research participant recruitment, dissemination of science, networking, collaboration, online profile building, reputation management

Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research - Session 1

This course introduces the mission and processes of Clinical and Translational Research (CTR). It demonstrates approaches to formulating and writing research questions and hypotheses appropriate to CTR. Online video lectures prepare participants for the course sessions.

Tagged: community engagement, research methodology, study design

Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research: Bias in Clinical/Translational Research; Analyzing Data and Interpreting the Results - Session 4

In the first section, lectures cover potential sources of bias that can occur at all stages of research, and how to mitigate their impact on findings. The second section focuses on analysis of data in biomedical research, its presentation, statistical testing and conclusions. These lectures prepare students for in-class sessions.

Tagged: biostatistics, research methodology

Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research: Clinical Data for Translational Science Research; Bioinformatics and High-Density Data - Session 3

These online video lectures describe the increasingly rich sources of health data, such as electronic health records, available for scientific investigation by clinical and translational researchers, and introduces the methods and issues surrounding their use. The lecturer also reviews bioinformatic tools and information technologies that leverage high-density experimental data, with a focus on analysis of the human genome.

Tagged: informatics, research methodology

Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research: Introduction to Research Ethics - Session 6

This online lecture reviews the history and development of the guidelines and federal regulations addressing ethical considerations associated with clinical and translational research.

Tagged: research ethics, responsible conduct of research

Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research: Statistical Model and Systematic Reviews - Session 5

The first section of this session discusses the process of developing a conceptual and statistical model that can most effectively test a hypothesis. The second section describes the role of systematic reviews of research literature and the statistical meta-analyses designed to collectively assess their findings.

Tagged: biostatistics, literature evaluation and synthesis, research methodology, scientific literature search, study design

Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research: Study Population and Study Design - Session 2

This course outlines basic concepts and terminology in the design of clinical/translational research projects targeting specific populations, and discusses methods to identify useful study populations within large and diverse cities. These online video lectures prepare students for course in-class sessions.

Tagged: research methodology, study design

iStar Training Videos

Video tutorials show researchers how to use iStar, USC's online IRB (Institutional Review Board) application system.

Tagged: career development, responsible conduct of research

Leverage Science Crowdfunding

In this workshop, you will learn how to leverage crowdfunding to obtain seed funding. Science crowdfunding is an alternative approach that couples storytelling, fundraising, outreach and networking. Scientists in academia and the private sector have already successfully used it to supplement and substitute grants.

Tagged: funding

Monitoring and Auditing Bootcamp Session 2: FDA Inspections - Getting Ready (2016)

In this series, we will discuss regulatory complexities regarding clinical trials.

Tagged: regulatory science, responsible conduct of research

Monitoring and Auditing Bootcamp Session 3: Auditing GCP Systems for Data Integrity (2016)

In this series, we will discuss data integrity, GCP systems, regulatory framework enforcement, and auditing for data integrity

Tagged: regulatory science, responsible conduct of research

Monitoring and Auditing Bootcamp Session 4: Sponsor Audits: Data Handling and Reports (2016)

​In this series, we will discuss what a sponsor does with data after a clinical trial finishes at a site, focusing on audits.

Tagged: regulatory science, responsible conduct of research

Monitoring and Auditing Bootcamp Session 5: Workshop: GCP Audit Process and Checklist Scope (2016)

In this series, you will be asked to develop an audit plan and audit checklist for GCP Compliance.

Tagged: regulatory science, responsible conduct of research

PubMed Tutorial

This online lecture and tutorial provides the basics of searching and accessing articles through PubMed, an online database of publications for health and the life sciences.

Tagged: scientific communication, scientific literature search

Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Trial Design Bootcamp Session 1: Intro/Key Terms (2018)

In this session, we will discuss commonly used terms in clinical trial design and regulatory science.

Tagged: regulatory science, clinical trials

Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Trial Design Bootcamp Session 3: Classic and Novel Designs Used in Regulatory Approvals (2018)

In this session, we will discuss how classic and novel designs are used in regulatory approvals and the benefits and consequences of utilizing these types of designs.

Tagged: regulatory science, research ethics, clinical trials, legislations

Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Trial Design Bootcamp Session 4: Unique Designs for Medical Device Trials (2018)

In this session, we will discuss how medical device trials are conducted in Europe and the United States and how these trials differ from pharmacological trials.

Tagged: device development, regulatory science, research ethics, clinical trials

Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Trial Design Bootcamp Session 5: Case Studies and Future Trends (2018)

In this session, we will discuss trends in drug development in 2017 and look at case studies that reflect these trends.

Tagged: drug development, regulatory science, clinical trials

Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Trial Design Bootcamp Session 6: Panel Discussion (2018)

In this session, audience members ask the panel questions concerning real world evidence, the gold standard for devices, adaptive trial design, sample size of control group, and legislation changes in European drug regulations.

Tagged: regulatory science, clinical trials

Regulatory Science Series

Six lecturers provide in-depth reviews of the federal FDA and other regulations and guidelines that govern all aspects of clinical and translational research on new drugs and biomedical devices.

Tagged: device development, drug development, regulatory science, research ethics, responsible conduct of research

Research Data Sharing and Re-Use: Practical Implications for Data Citation Practice that Benefit Researchers

This webinar will highlight the findings of a recent study on the characteristics of data sharing, reuse, and citation, and it will provide practical recommendations for formalized citation practices that benefit the researchers who decide to do so.

Tagged: scientific communication, dissemination of science, online profile building

So You Want to Apply for a NRSA

A tutorial to help pre-doctoral students apply for the NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA).

Tagged: career development

Special Populations Bootcamp Session 1: Pharmacometrics (2017)

In this session, we will discuss the pharmacometrics of special populations with special emphasis on children.

Tagged: informatics, regulatory science, responsible conduct of research, pharmacokinetics

Special Populations Bootcamp Session 2: Clinical Research Support (CRS) Group (2017)

In this session, we will discuss clinical trials at USC and the services available for assistance.

Tagged: innovation, regulatory science, responsible conduct of research, study design

Special Populations Bootcamp Session 3: Study Recruitment – Maximizing Impact (2017)

In this session, we will discuss how to engage populations into effective ways of involvement in clinical trials.

Tagged: community engagement, innovation, regulatory science, responsible conduct of research, research participant recruitment

Special Populations Bootcamp Session 4: Research - Engaging Adolescents and Young Adults

In this session, we will discuss the importance and concerns of dealing with adolescents in clinical trials.

Tagged: regulatory science, research ethics, social media/internet research

Special Populations Bootcamp Session 5: Clinical Research in Pregnant Women and Neonates

In this session, we will discuss the special population research and behaviour on women and neonates.

Tagged: regulatory science, research ethics, clinical trials, special populations

Special Populations Bootcamp Session 6: Working in Criminal Justice Settings

In this session, we will discuss the importance and recommendations on the incarcerated population, with the prisoners as research subjects.

Tagged: regulatory science, special populations

Special Populations Bootcamp Session 7: Geriatric Subjects and Trials in the Cognitively Impaired

In this session, we will discuss the research for cognitive impairment outcomes and targets for interventions.

Tagged: regulatory science, clinical trials

The Art of Mentorship and Being Mentored

A lecturer outlines strategies to ensure successful academic mentorships in clinical and translational science.

Tagged: mentoring

Utilization of Twitter by early career women in academic medicine and science: Suggestions for developing a Twitter network

This webinar will highlight different ways of using Twitter for professional development to obtain the support women in academic medicine and science are otherwise lacking.

Tagged: scientific communication, dissemination of science, networking, collaboration

Utilize Digital and Social Media Data for Your Research

Today, over 80 percent of Americans seek health information online and nearly 70 percent of all Internet users in the United States use digital and social media. These numbers are increasing, even among diverse and underserved populations. This trend provides huge opportunities for researchers.

Tagged: social media/internet research

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