Insufficient infrastructure is one of the challenges facing investigators in the field of clinical research. At the University of Louisville (UofL) Division of Infectious Diseases, we developed a multidisciplinary coordinating center with the aim to support investigators in all aspects of the clinical research process. The objective of this article is to describe the composition and the role of the different units of the UofL Clinical Research Coordinating Center. The different components of the Center can serve as a template for institutions interested in developing a clinical research support infrastructure.
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Ramirez, Julio A.; Peyrani, Paula; Mattingly, William A.; Arnold, Forest W.; Wiemken, Timothy L.; Kelley, Robert R.; Wolf, Leslie A.; Carrico, Ruth M.; and Clinical Research Coordinating Center Team, the
"Research Support Infrastructure: Implementing a Clinical Research Coordinating Center,"
The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections: Vol. 2
, Article 8.
Available at: https://ir.library.louisville.edu/jri/vol2/iss1/8
Figure 1. Common study designs in clinical research
Figure 2 Manuscript 029. Clinical Research Process.pdf (16 kB)
Figure 2. Steps in the Process of Clinical Research
Figure 3 Manuscript 029. Coordinating Center.pdf (164 kB)
Figure 3. Structure of the Clinical Research Coordinating Center
Figure 4 Manuscript 029. Data Quality Process.pdf (99 kB)
Figure 4. Data Quality Process
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