What We Can Do for You

What resources and facilities are available for conducting a study?
Researchers, Regulatory and Ethics

The GHUCCTS team offers many resources through the programs that support our mission.  Shared Resources can be found through the Translational Technologies and Resources Program. IRB information can be found through the Regulatory Ethics Knowledge and Support Program.  If you need... Read More

A clinical trial is a research study to answer specific questions about vaccines, new therapies or new ways of using known treatments. Clinical trials (also called medical research and research studies) are used to determine whether new drugs or treatments are both safe and effective. Carefully... Read More

What continuing education and training programs are available?
Education, Regulatory and Ethics, Researchers

The goal of GHUCCTS is to train undergraduate, graduate, medical, allied health professionals and others with specific interests and a career focus on clinical translational sciences. Our programs provide training in mechanistic and biomedical, clinical, and community research. We offer a variety... Read More

Where can I find information about GHUCCTS IRB policies and forms?
Regulatory and Ethics, Researchers

GHUCCTS is a multi-institutional consortium of medical research institutions forged from a desire to promote clinical research and translational science. The members of the GHUCCTS consortium are Georgetown University (GU), Howard University (HU), MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI), Oak Ridge... Read More

Where can I find information on the GHUCCTS IRB?
Researchers, Regulatory and Ethics

The mission and goals of the IRB of GHUCCTS is to advance the application of ethical principles to the design and implementation of translational research, promote and support ethical and compliant research through personal and electronic support systems, encourage and assist institutional... Read More

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
Regulatory and Ethics, Clinical Trial Participants, Community

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 Advocate?
Clinical Trial Participants, Researchers, Regulatory and Ethics

The Research Participants Advocate---Resource for Investigators and Study Coordinators

Help investigators and study coordinators comply with the ethical guidelines and regulatory requirements related to the engagement and protection of study participants. Areas of... Read More

What are my rights as a research subject/participant?
Community, Clinical Research Unit (CRU), Clinical Trial Participants, Researchers, Regulatory and Ethics

Please click on the Rights & Responsibilities for a list.  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;

&spamp;nbsp;For more information regarding our... Read More