The Trial Innovation Network (TIN) is a national network that focuses on operational innovation in multicenter trial. The TIN will leverage the expertise and resources of the CTSA network to assist investigators on trial planning and execution. Examples of TIN support to investigators include: development of a stakeholder engagement and subject recruitment plan, support for a single-IRB review for multi-site trials, and assistance in protocol design and trial efficiency.

The TIN consists of three key organizational partners:

  1. CTSA Program Hubs
  2. Trial Innovation Centers (TICs)
  3. Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC)

Key elements of the TIN include:

  • Central IRB support (SMART IRB)
  • Standardized contracts
  • Data-driven recruitment strategies and stakeholder engagement
  • Streamlined protocols
  • Harmonized IT tools and approaches

Prior to submitting a proposal to the TIN, investigators must contact the UC Davis CTSC Hub Liaison Team and submit a CTSC Service Request. Please see the UC Davis CTSC TIN Process Map.