Universal form now available to request research help at College of Medicine
Many offices and programs support research at the Penn State College of Medicine. To connect research investigators and staff with the appropriate offices and teams available to assist in their research studies, a single service request form is now available. The Penn State Research Request Form more efficiently connects investigators and study teams to the services they need by requiring only one form to be completed.
After submitting the form, representatives from research offices and programs are notified and then determine which resources may benefit the study. For example, investigator-initiated trials may be connected with the new Investigator-Initiated Trial Navigation Team, which helps researchers avoid study delays by ensuring proper IND and IDE determinations, budget properly for hospital and personnel costs, alert of contractual restrictions that could prevent site acceptance and protect intellectual property rights.
After following departmental processes for study initiation, investigators are encouraged to complete the Penn State Research Request Form. Doing so ensures that research personnel are receiving all resources available to them to more efficiently and effectively conduct their studies. Offices that may receive submissions are:
- Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute
- Clinical Trials Office (CTO)
- Staffing, Mentorship and Research Training (SMaRT Program)
- Conflict of Interest (COI)
- Office of Research Affairs (ORA)
- Investigator-Initiated Trial Navigation Team (INTnT)
- Research Development/Research Concierge
- Research Quality Assurance (RQA)
- Investigational Drug Services (IDS)
- Marketing and Communications
- Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Human Subjects Protection Office (HSPO)
- Center for Medical Innovation
The link is also available on the webpages of several offices, including Office of Research Affairs, Clinical Trials Office, Research Concierge and Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
This form is managed by Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The institute provides resources and tools to make research more efficient throughout Penn State.
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