BOX 3-2Selected Examples of NIH Institute Uses of CTSA Skills and Capacities

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

  • Cancer centers have benefited from CTSAs' experience in educating and mentoring investigators, community outreach, clinical facilities, and pilot project programs (Weiss, 2012).
  • NCI projects and CTSAs invest in a range of shared resources, such as biostatistics and laboratory management tools and biorepositories and genomics resources. They also jointly support pilot projects, faculty and staff recruitment and training programs, clinical research infrastructure, and community-based research through practice-based research networks, mobile clinical research units, and e-health programs (Weiss, 2012).

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

  • NIAID Clinical Research Centers use CTSA support for research volunteer recruitment (e.g., 34 allergy and infectious disease–related studies used ResearchMatch, and 110 NIAID-related pilot projects were funded) (CTSA Central, 2011b).

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

• CTSAs provide support for many NIDDK-funded large clinical trials and networks. For example, most of NIDDK's liver disease consortia and the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network have used CTSA infrastructure for follow-up activities (Germino, 2012).

From: 3, Leadership

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Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2013.
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