Study Coordinator Support Services
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Principal Investigators can ultimately find a smoother process and save time by taking advantage of our study coordinator pool, which can provide investigators with team members who are already on staff and fully trained. All Clinical Trials Support Unit (CTSU) study coordinators are Good Clinical Practice (GCP) trained, and many coordinators have obtained or are working towards becoming either Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) or Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) certified. The study coordinator services span the entire scope of clinical trial study coordination.
Pairing together the correct coordinator or team of coordinators with the right projects for their knowledge, skills, and abilities is a crucial step in finding success with your research. The complexities and requirements in regulation, policy, and implementation of clinical research require an expert focused in that area. It takes significant time to hire, and then train and develop a clinical research coordinator. This becomes more relevant when the average length of a coordinator staying in their position is less than two years.
The CTSU study coordinator services offer a model in which our study coordinator effort is recharged to the sponsor or study budget. Using a study coordinator from the pool can provide continuity during study team turnover and cushion faculty from carrying full personnel expenses when they only need fractional support.
Determine your need for Study Coordinator Support when filling out an Intake Form.
Science and Education Coordinator Services
Angie Lyden, Science and Education Coordinator, is a great resource to study teams in clinical research, from proposal support through protocol development and infrastructure logistics, and serves as a mentor and guide for early-career investigators and staff as they navigate clinical research at U-M.
Angie focuses on the bi-directional associations between research questions, outcome measures, and data collection and management strategies, and how these factors intersect with available resources, the welfare of participants, and the ever-changing regulatory landscape. Angie will work with study teams as an invested partner to navigate research here at Michigan Medicine.
Specifically, Angie can support teams with:
- Proposal review and responding to the Human Subjects & Clinical Trials Form
- Protocol and study document development
- Designing pilot studies in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards
- Fidelity and data management planning
Take advantage of this very valuable service! The Science and Education Coordinator will support study teams with a shared goal of producing good science. Email Angie Lyden (email@example.com) or call (734-763-2850) to tap into this essential service offered by the Clinical Trials Support Office.