Research Participant Recruitment Support & Multi-site Study Support

  1. What's It All About?
  2. Who is Responsible?
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  4. Resources

Trial Innovation Network

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) is excited to be part of the newly established NIH Trial Innovation Network and we would like our institutional investigators to take advantage of this unique opportunity. There are two ways that you can participate: (1) you may propose a multi-site clinical trial as a GHUCCTS investigator to leverage the resources of the nation-wide Trial Innovation Network, or, (2) you can be considered to be a site investigator for a multi-site clinical trial sponsored by the Trial Innovation Network.

The network, funded by NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS), is a new collaborative initiative of the NIH Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program. The network will leverage the expertise, skills and knowledge of NCATS and the CTSA participants to provide consultation and resources for multi-site clinical trials.

Resources offered through the Trial Innovation Network to CTSA sites (like GHUCCTS) include a central IRB, streamlined support for protocol development, harmonized IT tools for recruitment, and systematic approaches to community engagement, recruitment and retention.

We would really like to hear from you if you are interested in being part of this clinical trial network opportunity. You can let us know your interest by contacting one of the GHUCCTS leaders from your respective institutions and/or fill out the attached form. We will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Please visit to learn more about this new program and how you and your research program can potentially benefit from it.

Recruitment Support

We provide clinical trial recruitment services to researchers at Georgetown University, Howard University, MedStar Health and the Washington DC Veterans Affair Medical Center. Our experts range from bioinformaticists to experienced research nurses who provide tailored recommendations on recruitment strategies to employ to reach participants from various communities. We provide one hour consultation services to research teams, which includes experienced clinical research nurses, outreach coordinators, bioinformaticists and research participant advocates, to discuss study specific, value-added recruitment strategies. Recruitment plans are provided after the session. Complete our service request form to schedule a consultation, today! If you don't know where to start, schedule a 30min pre-consultation with the center or email us to determine your next steps.

Multi-site Study Support

Our number one goal is to help investigators implement their multi-site study as quickly as possible. How? After years of planning and strategizing with contract offices at Georgetown University, Howard University, MedStar Health Research Institute and the Washington VA Medical Center, we’ve established a collaborative infrastructure to help implement multi-site contracts and quickly as possible. We have contract facilitators, one at each institutions, who know their contracting environment, are aware of potential barriers and can help facilitate start up. Essentially, they know the right people and the resources we have in place to get the job done. Contact us today to learn more!