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What We Can Do for You

How do I find a collaborator from a community-based organization?
Researchers, Community Researchers

The Community Engagement and Research (CER) component will help investigators identify a community based organization that shares similar research interest and will create and or expand bi-directional partnerships to facilitate community participation in the development and dissemination of... Read More

What are some helpful resources for learning about community-based participatory research?
Practice-Based Research Network, Researchers, Community Researchers

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 research... Read More

The Georgetown Clinical Research Unit (GU-CRU) is located on 7th floor East Wing of the Main Building, Georgetown University Hospital (GUH). This location is central to the medical center, and is convenient for investigators, clinicians, staff, patients and families. The GU-CRU is equipped to... Read More

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

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

The Howard Clinical Research Unit (HU-CRU) provides outpatient and inpatient clinical research support to both pediatric and adult research subjects.  They are located on 4 West at the 4th Floor of the Main Hospital Building. Read More

What facilities are available on the MedStar Health Research Institute Clinical Research Unit (CRU)?
KL2 Scholar, Clinical Research Unit (CRU), Researchers, Community Researchers, Pilot Grants, Practice-Based Research Network, Clinical Trial Participants

The MedStar Health Research Institute Clinical Research Unit (MHRI-CRU) provides several resources that include facilities, laboratory services and equipment to investigators. Click here to see the available resources.  Read More

Who should I contact with additional questions?
KL2 Scholar, Researchers, Community Researchers, Education

For MSCTR program specific questions, please contact Cyndi Campbell, Education Director contact information.

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Can you help me recruit research participants/subjects for my study?
Community Researchers, Clinical Trial Participants, Researchers

While the CER does not provide staff to conduct recruitment activities, we can help investigators develop recruitment and retention plans.&spamp;nbsp; CER uses a comprehensive approach that begins during the study development phase and continues through to dissemination of findings to... Read More

How do I get my protocol approved by the SEPCOM so it can be activated on any or all of the CRUs?
Clinical Research Unit (CRU), Researchers, KL2 Scholar, Community Researchers, Pilot Grants

In order to submit a protocol to the Scientific Evaluation and Prioritization Committee (SEPCOM) for approval and subsequent initiation on one of our Clinical Research Units (CRU), the SEPCOM application form must be completed and submitted to the GU... Read More

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

A CTSA Navigator is available at Howard University and an Outreach Program Coordinator is available at Georgetown University to&spamp;nbsp;assist&spamp;nbsp;Investigators in discovering the available resources under GHUCCTS.&spamp;nbsp;

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The Scientific Evaluation and Prioritization Committee (SEPCOM) is the governing committee of the Clinical Research Units (CRU). Committee members are recommended by the CRU Program Directors of respective institutions within GHUCCTS and appointed by the Principal Investigators of the CTSA grant,... Read More