The Trial Innovation Network (TIN) is a resource that provides operational innovation for multicenter clinical trials by leveraging the expertise of the CTSA network to assist investigators with planning and execution.
Key elements of the TIN include:
- Central IRB support
- Standardized contracts
- Data-driven recruitment strategies and stakeholder engagement
- Assistance in protocol design and trial efficiency
- Harmonized IT tools and approaches
The TIN consists of three key organizational partners:
- CTSA Program Hubs (e.g. UC Davis CTSC)
- Innovate processes to increase the quality and efficiency of translational research, particularly of multisite trials.
- Encourage faculty and investigators at their institutions to generate ideas for trials and studies.
- Recognize the essential contributions and efforts of their local teams in executing multi-center clinical trials.
- Create a culture in which key stakeholders play unique and important roles, and ultimately work together to build a national system to conduct clinical trials better, faster, and more cost-effectively.
- Trial Innovation Centers (TICs)
- Coordinate and provide innovative, high quality operational support for clinical trials.
- Focus on operational excellence, operational innovation, and quality by design.
- Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC)
- Provide tools and services to enhance participant recruitment and retention.
- Focus on innovative and evidence-based approaches to participant recruitment, retention, and engagement.