CTSA Program: COVID-19 Info and Resources

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The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative office has moved to remote operations and will be working full-time during regular business hours. We will be in regular contact via email, phone, and Zoom meetings.

Please don't hesitate to contact any member of our office by email or phone.  Please leave a voicemail and we will return your call.

Ginny Petrie, Executive Director: 216-368-5666

Shannon Swiatkowski, Administration: 216-368-7551

Ellen Divoky, Research Concierge and Regulatory, Compliance, and Contracting: 216-368-5976

Billie Edgar, Pilot Grants: 216-368-0840

Zina Hempstead, Finance: 216-368-2567

Clara Pelfrey, Program Evaluation: 216-368-6478

Kelli Qua, Program Evaluation: 216-368-0175

COVID-19 Collaboration Platform offers central site for sharing clinical trial protocols

More than 400 randomized clinical trials have been registered on clinicaltrials.gov. Many aim to answer similar questions but lack any method to combine data. By aggregating evidence across these trials, we can learn about interventions for COVID-19 as quickly and reliably as possible. The COVID-19 Collaboration Platform (CovidCP) brings unassociated research teams working on the same clinical research questions together to share protocols, data, and evidence.

CovidCP offers support managing collaborations, including expedited and prioritized help from the Trial Innovation Network and SMART IRB to form multi-site trials; expert statistical advice for aggregated analyses, and free data storage and anonymization through vivli.org. It is a partnership among over a dozen research institutions, including CTSA hubs.

NCATS and CLIC have teamed up to provide CTSA Program hubs opportunities to disseminate information about efforts they are undertaking in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). A Discussion Forum has been established for those interested in joining and identifying collaborations. Additionally CLIC has created a COVID-19 specific web page where hubs can obtain the latest information from the CDC, WHO, and NIH. Registered users may post any relevant COVID-19 news and educational information developed at their hub. Be sure to tag your content with "COVID-19" and also post comments/information on any related topic directly on the page.

NIH continues to publish guidance updates, including a new Notice that addresses late applications.  Please see: