Trial Innovation Network
- Key organizational components include the TICs, RIC, and CTSA Program Hubs
- All are key partners of the Trial Innovation Network and make unique and essential contributions
- Other important partners include NIH Institutes, other federal and non-federal stakeholders, researchers, patients, providers, and the public
Trial Innovation Centers (TICs)
- Innovation Centers focused on operational excellence, operational innovation, and quality by design
- The TICs are charged with coordinating and providing innovative, high quality operational support for clinical trials.
- TICs – Duke University/Vanderbilt University; University of Utah; Johns Hopkins University/Tufts University
Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC)
- Innovation Center focused on innovative and evidence-based approaches to participant recruitment, retention, and engagement
- The RIC will provide tools and services to enhance participant recruitment and retention
- RIC – Vanderbilt University with partners at Columbia University, the Ohio State University, Rockefeller University, and the University of Utah
Trial Innovation Network Hub Liaison Teams
- Frontline of the Trial Innovation Network. The Trial Innovation Network Hub Liaison Teams (formerly referred to as TIC Liaisons and RIC Liaisons) will lead the Network at the local level and will connect the Hubs to the TICs and RIC.
- Trial Innovation Network Hub Liaison Teams will use their experience and knowledge of the local environment to coordinate Trial Innovation activities at their Institutions, tailoring general Network plans into more specific action plans that are best suited for their Hubs.
- The Trial Innovation Network Hub Liaison Teams will work with the TICs and RIC to operationalize Network Projects.
- Potential initial members of a Trial Innovation Network Hub Liaison Team might include a Medical Director (an experienced clinical investigator knowledgeable about clinical trials and the local environment) who would lead the team, and experienced clinical research staff with expertise in IRBs, contracts, and informatics.
Network Executive Committee (NEC)
- Includes PI representatives from the TICs and RIC and NCATS. The NEC also includes 3 individuals who act as TIC PIs and CTSA Program Hub PIs. The NEC is accountable for collective executive decisions for the Trial Innovation Network and provides regular updates to the CTSA Program. The NEC is advisory to NCATS.
- The NEC is responsible for collaborative strategic planning and day to day management of the Trial Innovation Network. The NEC responsibilities include developing and implementing the vision, goals, and strategic plan (including the operational scientific strategic priorities) of the Trial Innovation Network, collaboratively engaging stakeholders, and ensuring excellence and harmonization across the Trial Innovation Network
- The NEC has committed to fostering an environment of teamwork, collaboration, and productivity by proactively communicating across the Trial Innovation Network and CTSA Program, working together on the common goals and shared vision of the Trial Innovation Network, and focusing on results, operational excellence, and operational innovation.
Trial Innovation Network Work Groups
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|Administration and Organization||
|Central IRB System||
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|Organization, Governance, & Communication||
|Proposal Assessment Team||
|Standard Agreements and Streamlined Budgeting||
|Trial Innovation Network Team Meetings||
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