The UC Davis CTSC offers consultations on a variety of topics. These consultations are an opportunity for investigators to consult with experts in a friendly, informal setting. Refer to the list below for topics.

Visit the CTSC Event Calendar to confirm dates.

Biostatistics

1 - 2 p.m.
First and third Monday via WebEx
Schedule a Monday appointment

12 - 2 p.m.
Every Tuesday via WebEx
Schedule a Tuesday appointment

In order to efficiently and effectively meet the statistical needs of clinical and translational investigators at UC Davis, the CTSC - in collaboration with the UC Davis Cancer Center - maintain office hours for statistical consultations. These office hours are an opportunity for investigators to consult with a statistician about the design, analysis or presentation of medical research studies in a friendly, informal setting.

Due to the popularity of these programs, investigators interested in attending an office hours event are asked to reserve a spot in advance. Limit of 1 spot per week per project for up to 2 projects.

For more information, contact Jeff Fine at jrfine@ucdavis.edu.

Compliance: Research Billing and Privacy

12 - 2 p.m.
First Friday of every month (Zoom)
Drop in or schedule an appointment

Get help with the following:

  • How do I create a research billing plan (i.e. determining: qualifying status, which costs are billable and covered by Medicare/insurance, etc.)?
  • How do I determine if my study is subject to P&P 2317 (i.e. does it have to be: in the Bridge/Oncore, uploaded to EMR, what orders/encounters have to be associated)?
  • How do I determine which charges go in each of the research billing review “buckets”?
  • Does my study need a waiver or signed HIPAA authorization?
  • What parts of the HIPAA authorization need to be completed and when?
  • What protected health information can I share with the study sponsor and how can they access it?

For more information, contact the CTSC Clinical Research Education program at hs-CTOeducation@ucdavis.edu.

EMR Research Application

12 - 2 p.m.
Third Friday of every month (Zoom)
Drop in an Office Hours event or schedule an appointment
Email questions in advance to EMRResearch@groups.ucdavis.edu.

Get help with the following:

  • What EMR Research options could help me in my research?
    • Workbench reports
    • Contraindicated medication
    • Best practice alerts
    • Participant recruitment
  • Where do I find information about the billing report?
  • How do I grant EMR access to my study monitor?
  • How do I find patients associated with a research study in the EMR?
  • How do I recruit patients for a study?
  • How do I submit a request for an EMR enhancement?

For more information, send an email to the EMR Research Group at EMRResearch@groups.ucdavis.edu.

REDCap - Database Management

12 - 2 p.m.
Fourth Friday of every month (Zoom)
Drop in or schedule an appointment

Get help with the following:

  • How do I get access to REDCap?
  • How do we administer simple recruitment surveys in REDCap?
  • How do we create longitudinal studies with automatic follow-up surveys in REDCap?
  • How do we administer multi-site studies in REDCap?

For more information about this event, contact the CTSC Clinical Research Education program at hs-CTOeducation@ucdavis.edu.

For general REDCap questions, send an email to hs-redcap.support@ucdavis.edu.

Regulatory Overview / IRB Requirements

12 - 2 p.m.
Second Friday of every month (Zoom)
Drop in or schedule an appointment

Get help with the following:

  • Does my project require IRB review?
  • How do I obtain IRB approval?
  • How do I submit a protocol deviation to the IRB?
  • How do I obtain ancillary approvals, e.g., IT evaluation, Radiation Use Committee?

For more information, contact the IRB Outreach and Training program at hs-irbeducation@ucdavis.edu.

School of Medicine Office of Research Evaluation Unit

2 to 3 p.m.
First Tuesday of every month
Contact Melissa Sullivan at msullivan@ucdavis.edu to schedule an appointment.

The School of Medicine Office of Research Evaluation Unit office hours are designed to support CTSC and UC Davis Health researchers' needs and provide an informal setting for researchers to ask questions.

Examples of brief consult areas include:

  • Evaluation planning and design
  • Qualitative research methodologies
  • Survey design
  • Survey related support using Qualtrics survey software
  • Data visualization - good design practices for charts, graphs, and visualization

For more information, contact Melissa Sullivan at msullivan@ucdavis.edu.

StudyPages

12 to 2 p.m.
Third Tuesday of every month (Zoom)
Drop in only

Get help with the following:

  • What is StudyPages and how can I get started?
  • What advanced features of StudyPages can I discover?
  • How can StudyPages benefit my study?
  • Is StudyPages HIPAA compliant?
  • Do I need to obtain IRB approval to use StudyPages?
  • How do I recruit subjects for my study?
  • How do I track potential leads and/or enrollees for my study?
  • How do I communicate with my participants?