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Research Studio Program

Collaborative Expert Research Consultation


The Studio Program offers a dynamic and integrative way of increasing and improving the quality of clinical and translational research. A Studio session is a structured and collaborative roundtable discussion bringing together relevant research experts to help investigators with specific questions at a specific stage in the research process.

  • The "Research and Development Studio" process is based on models from industry that demonstrate that multidisciplinary content experts can increase research impact.
  • The service is free and funded by the CCTSI.

Studio Format is Simple

A 90-minute consultation with a panel of three to five carefully selected experts from varied disciplines.

  • Investigator presents brief summary. (10-15 minutes)
  • Focused discussion with experts for 3 or 4 predetermined questions from the investigator. The conversation is moderated to maintain focus on problem-solving and the development of helpful solutions. (60-70 minutes)
  • Moderator and panelists provide summarized comments. (10-15 minutes)

Following the session, the investigator receives a summary report and audio recording from the discussion for the investigator’s ongoing reference.

Categories of Research

  • T1 – T2 Protocols: "Bench to Bedside". Translation to humans or patients. Protocols include pathophysiology, mechanisms of disease, clinical feasibility and safety, and efficacy trials.
  • T3 – T4 Protocols: "Bedside to Practice and Policy". Translation to practice or population health. Protocols include comparative effectiveness, epidemiology, health services, health behavior and education, implementation science, patient-centered outcomes, and health policy research.

Studio Consultation Types

We assist investigators with the following pre- and post-award stages:

  • Hypothesis Generation. Develop innovative and well-constructed hypothesis that will lead to funded and productive projects.
  • Study Design. Select and develop appropriate methods and design to address the hypothesis.
  • Implementation. Execute and monitor projects to achieve the best standards in laboratory, clinical or community based research.
  • Grant Review. Function as an internal study section to make grant applications more competitive and increase chance of funding.
  • Analysis and Interpretation. Analyze and interpret study data to develop additional research questions and theories. (Not a full data analysis, but suggestions for type of analysis, interpretation and communication of data.)
  • Manuscript Review. Prepare manuscripts for publication including review of focus, logic, data presentation and identification of appropriate journals.
  • Translation. Examine research implications for application and/or relevance in communities, practice and policy.

Take your research project to the next level!

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