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Trial Innovation Network

What is the Trial Innovation Network? 
The Trial Innovation Network is a collaborative initiative of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) that seeks to address critical roadblocks in clinical trials and accelerate the translation of novel research into clinical practice. Through its CTSA grant, Penn State has become a member of the Trial Innovation Network which will provide study investigators with a broad range of services and consultations to optimize clinical trials and studies. These services and consultations are designed to help investigators develop proposals into protocols, optimize study operations, and enhance recruitment and enrollment. The Trial Innovation Network is a rapidly developing and evolving collaborative initiative that leverages the expertise, skills and knowledge of the entire CTSA Consortium.

What services are offered through the Trial Innovation Network? 
The Trial Innovation Network currently provides services for multi-center clinical trials and studies.

Who can submit a proposal to the Trial Innovation Network?
Full-time faculty at Penn State.

How to submit a proposal? 
Investigators must contact their local Trial Innovation Liaison Team to discuss their proposal and obtain a brief consultation prior to submission. A consultation with the local Trial Innovation Liaison Team is important because these teams will directly connect the local hubs to the national network and provide advice and input on proposals.

Proposals submitted to the Trial Innovation Network should have a strong scientific hypothesis and should be responsive to each section of the Proposal Intake Form. Detailed information on the proposal form can be found on the Trial Innovation Network website. 

Full-time faculty with questions about the Trial Innovation Network, or who are interested in submitting a proposal, should complete the CTSI Service Request Form and check the “Trial Innovation Network Proposal Submission / Inquiry” option under the “Nature of Service” option.

For additional information visit the Trial Innovation Network Website at https://trialinnovationnetwork.org .

Contact:
Gene Lengerich, PhD
Penn State Trial Innovation Liaison Team

Neal Thomas, MD
Penn State Trial Innovation Liaison Team

Charity Sauder, MS
CTSI Administrative Director
Penn State Trial Innovation Liaison Team

Ariana Winder, CCRP
Research Recruitment, Retention and Optimization Manager
Penn State Trial Innovation Liaison Team | Hub Point-of-Contact