All Templates and Tools Resources

PCORnet Obesity Demo Projects: Cycles 1-5 Evaluation Survey Questions

Published by Joanna Ball | updated on January 3, 2018

This resource contains the PCORnet Obesity Demo Projects [Antibiotics Study (ABX) and the PCORnet Bariatric Study (PBS)] evaluation survey questions from interim evaluation cycles 1-5. The evaluation activities for the Obesity Demo Projects focused on assessment of overall network functionality and PCORnet infrastructure support of large-scale observational research. Study-specific language has been removed and the format standardized in an effort to allow you to adapt the surveys for your use. Developed by: Brie Purcell & John Holmes Last updated: November 2017 Read more

SMART IRB Toolkit V1

Published by Joanna Ball | updated on December 19, 2017

This SMART IRB toolkit provides templates, guides, and best practices for institutions that would like to join SMART IRB or use it for a study. The toolkit chronologically outlines the necessary pieces around joining and using SMART IRB and provides support for both reviewing IRBs and relying institutions. Please reach out to Tamara Wurst (@tamara-wurst) if you have any questions or feedback for the toolkit. Curated by: Tamara Wurst and Amy Franklin Last Updated: November 13, 2017 Read more

PCORnet Bariatric Study: Scientific Writing Lay Guide

Published by Joanna Ball | updated on November 13, 2017

This scientific writing lay guide was developed by the PCORnet Bariatric Study (PBS). The guide provides an overview of the general scientific manuscript writing process, including International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME) criteria guidelines, journal submission, and the specific process used in PBS. The guide can be shared with non-scientific stakeholders and revised to reflect the writing process in your study. If you have questions about this guide, please contact: Kathleen McTigue (kmm34@pitt.edu) Karen Coleman (J.Coleman@kp.org) Published June 2017 Read more

Stakeholder Feedback Survey Template

Published by Joanna Ball | updated on November 13, 2017

Use this survey template to guide the development of a tool to evaluate patient/participant engagement in your networks' research studies. Author(s): The Executive Antibiotics Stakeholder Advisory Group and the Engagement Leadership Core Published October 2017 Read more

Collecting Community Stories: The MyPaTH Story Booth Toolkit

Published by Joanna Ball | updated on November 13, 2017

This toolkit is designed to help you collect rich and meaningful stories from your community. The MyPaTH’s Story Booth materials in this toolkit include sample flyers, brochures, and interview prompts that can be adapted to your community with approval from the MyPaTH Story Booth IRB. Begin collecting and archiving your community’s stories in partnership with the MyPaTH Story Booth team! Want to learn more about the Story Booth Project? Visit the MyPaTH Story Booth website Listen to the PCORnet Best Practice Sharing Session about the MyPath Story Booth Published October 2017 Read more

Strategies to Increase Inclusiveness

Published by Joanna Ball | updated on January 10, 2018

Title Source / Author(s) Key FIndings A community-partnered, participatory cluster-randomized study of depression care quality improvement:  Three-year outcomes July 2017, Psychiatric Services, Ong, M.K. et al.   Article highlights the incorporation of Community Partnered Participatory Research Network’s (CPPRN) principles of trust development, respect, equal power sharing, and two-way knowledge exchange in clinical research. Community Engagement and Planning was more effective than Resources for Services in improving mental health-related quality of life, reducing hospitalizations, and shifting services toward community-based programs. Strategies addressing barriers to clinical trial enrollment of underrepresented populations: A systematic review Nov. 2014, Contemporary Clinical Trials Heller, C. et... Read more

ADVANCE Community Vital Signs (CVS) Measures

Published by Joanna Ball | updated on November 13, 2017

This workbook lists the various Community Vital Signs (CVS) geo-spatial metrics integrated within the Across a National Community Health Center Network (ADVANCE) Clinical Data Research Networks’ (CDRN)  data warehouse. These linked data are securely stored outside of the PCORnet Common Data Model (CDM), but may be used for approved protocols that seek to study the neighborhoods and communities in which ADVANCE) patients reside. Last updated on September 8, 2017 Read more

ADVANCE: User Manual and Data Dictionary for PCORnet Common Data Model (CDM), Version 3.0

Published by Joanna Ball | updated on November 13, 2017

The ADVANCE Research Data Warehouse and PCORnet Common Data Model This is the user manual and data dictionary for Accelerating Data Value Across a National Community Health Center Network (ADVANCE) Clinical Data Research Networks' (CDRN) implementation of the PCORnet Commons Data Model (CDM). The ADVANCE Research Data Warehouse (RDW) contains all tables and fields defined for the PCORnet CDM plus additional fields that ADVANCE requires for research purposes. These fields include Federal Poverty Level, patient primary language, migrant/seasonal worker status, homeless status, and so on. Version 3 July 3, 2017 Read more

Trial Innovations Network: Clinical Trials Toolkits

Published by Joanna Ball | updated on September 6, 2017

The Trial Innovation Network is hoping to curate self-service tools and resources that researchers can use at any stage of their projects. Currently, The Recruitment and Retention Toolkit is available. Additional toolkits will become available as the Trial Innovation Network evolves and develops. Read more

NIH: Clinical Trial Requirements for Grants and Contracts

Published by Joanna Ball | updated on August 30, 2017

From the National Institutes of Health Website: "NIH is launching a series of initiatives that are rolling out in 2017-2018 to enhance the accountability and transparency of clinical research. These initiatives target key points along the whole clinical trial lifecycle from concept to results reporting. Learn more about these changes and how they will affect your research." Read more