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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 service, health behavior and education, implementation science, community based research, and health policy.

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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