Introducing the Trial Innovation Network

New collaborative initiative aims to improve investigator-initiated trial operations

Planning a multi-site clinical research trial? The national Trial Innovation Network (TIN) provides many resources through the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

The NIH-funded Trial Innovation Network (TIN) is a new national collaborative initiative aimed at improving investigator-initiated multi-site trial operations by leveraging resources and the collective expertise of Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium members, which includes the OSU CCTS. The TIN’s mission is to address critical roadblocks in clinical research and accelerate the translation of novel interventions into life-saving therapies. The TIN provides complimentary services for all aspects of proposal development and execution including:

  • Efficacy to Effectiveness (E2E) consultations on clinical trial design
  • Development of robust recruitment plans and materials
  • Serving as a central IRB
  • Serving as a clinical and/or data coordinating center

The TIN has a two-fold functionality: it is a pathway connecting OSU and Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigators to potential collaborators from 63 other CTSA institutions and resources to strengthen their proposals and to execute proposals better, faster, and more cost-effectively. In addition, the TIN facilitates strategic partnerships by assisting investigators from other CTSA institutions to identify collaborators at OSU and Nationwide Children’s Hospital based on targeted feasibility assessments.

If you are developing a multi-site trial grant proposal, please contact Angela Sow, the TIN Hub Liaison Team Administrator.

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