ACCELERATING THE TRANSLATION OF RESEARCH TO THE BEDSIDE
The NIH has created the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) initiative to speed scientific solutions to the national opioid public health crisis. As part of the HEAL initiative, trials are conducted through the NIH HEAL Pain Management Effectiveness Research Network (ERN).
Four HEAL ERN Resource Centers function as an integrated infrastructure to provide clinical trials support:
- Clinical Coordinating Resource Center (CCRC) - Duke
- Data Coordinating Resource Center (DCRC) - Utah
- Statistical and Safety Coordinating Center (SSRC) - Hopkins
- Recruitment Resource Center (RRC) - Vanderbilt
TOP Trials are trials-within-a-trial, designed to be embedded within an ongoing study and test an operational hypothesis. The Utah TIC is currently supporting five TOP Trials at the Utah DCC.
The Utah TIC responded to a recent RFA to serve as a Data Coordinating Resource Center (DCRC) for clinical trials/studies within the HEAL Pain Management Effectiveness Research Network (ERN) program.
Luca Boi, Senior Value Engineer, from the University of Utah has worked with our leadership team and the Trial Innovation Center in developing a Strategy Deployment framework.