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What is an Informed Consent?

Informed consent is the process of learning the key facts about a clinical trial before deciding whether or not to participate. It is also a continuing process throughout the study to provide information for participants. To help someone decide whether or not to participate, the doctors and nurses... Read More

What questions should I ask before I agree to participate in research

We provide a information for participants on what questions to ask and what our advocates can do for you. For more information, please see the Participant Advocate Program brochure. Read More

What is a research participant?

A research participant is someone who participates in a research study. Research involving human participants (often referred to as 'subjects') may take place in many places in and around the community. The majority of GHUCCTS-related research will take place in the Washington, DC metro area at... Read More

What are my rights as a research subject/participant?

Please click on the Rights & Responsibilities for a list.  Read More

What is a research subject advocate?

Our research subject advocates help ensure the rights, safety, and well-being of participants in GHUCCTS-supported research studies. Research subject advocates enhance the standard protections available for participants in clinical research through advocacy for study participants, through... Read More

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What kind of services can the Translational Technologies and Resources (TTR) component provide?

The TTR is composed of multiple core laboratories at Georgetown University, Howard University, Medstar, the Veterans Administration, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory that offer an extraordinarily wide range of expertise.  For more detailed information click here. Read More

What are some helpful resources for learning about community-based participatory research?

A commonly used definition from the W.K. Kellog Foundation describes community-based participatory research (CBPR)  as a collaborative approach to research that equitably involves all partners in the research process and recognizes the unique strengths that each brings. CBPR begins with a... Read More

What is an Informed Consent?

Informed consent is the process of learning the key facts about a clinical trial before deciding whether or not to participate. It is also a continuing process throughout the study to provide information for participants. To help someone decide whether or not to participate, the doctors and nurses... Read More

What is the GHUCCTS- Pilot and Collaborative Studies Program (GHUCCTS-PCSP)?

The mission of GHUCCTS and the national Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) programs includes promotion of interdisciplinary research that will translate basic findings into clinical applications and clinical research findings into community use in order to improve human health.  ... Read More

I would like to conduct research with the Practice-Based Research Network (PBRNs). How do I get started?

If you wish to conduct research within any of the Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs), you will need to complete and submit an application form along with a concept paper/proposal which will provide in-depth discussion about your topic of interest.  Click here to contact one of our... Read More

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When is the application deadline for the 2013 SOAR program?

The 2013 application deadline for the SOAR program is January 31, 2013. Read More

What are the program dates for SOAR?

The 2013 program dates for SOAR are:  June 2, 2013 - August 3, 2013 Read More

What opportunities are available through the SOAR program?

SOAR offers each student : Room and board on Howard University campus Mentored research projects Up to $3,000 Stipend Trips to unique research facilities Read More

Should my letters of recommendation for SOAR be written by Science professors only?

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Is there a Statistician to help with my research or my KL2 application?

Dr. Nawar Shara (MHRI) or Dr. John Kwagyan (HU) will direct you to the appropriate resources. Read More