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Clinics and Surgery Center Research Liaison

CTSI's Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC) Research Liaison serves as a resource to patients, clinical staff, and study teams on successfully navigating research activities in the M Health Fairview Clinics & Surgery Center. Study teams can explore the Research in the CSC website to learn about conducting research in the building.

Resource for study team

  • Facilitates site selection visits (SSVs)
  • Facilitates meetings and connections to CSC Leadership to discuss new studies
  • Assists researchers in finding solutions/processes that allow their individual studies to occur in the CSC
  • Answers study team questions regarding the conduct of research in the CSC
  • Facilitates access to building facilities and research material storage
  • Assists with finding space for the study visits and on-site meetings
  • Collaborates with the CTSI’s Recruitment Center to explore recruitment strategies in the CSC

Resource for clinic

  • Serves as research point of contact for providers and staff
  • Provides general research education through presentations or individual consultations
  • Educates staff on active research studies
  • Meets with clinics to assess research successes and challenges
  • Assists with resolving patient scheduling issues
  • Supports clinics in reducing barriers to research for patients
  • Assists with research workflow (e.g. referring patients to a study)
  • Educates providers/clinics on StudyFinder and ResearchMatch recruitment tools
  • Referrals to additional resources for research support

Resource for patients

  • Serves as the CSC resource to meet with patients who are interested in learning more research
  • Identifies potential trials for participants and connects with the study team
  • Provides research information including explaining basic research concepts
  • Assist patients in navigating StudyFinder and ResearchMatch tools

Associated fees and funding for services

There are no fees for the investigator, study team, or department for CSC Research Liaison consultations. 

Office hours

Contact us to coordinate access to office hours:

  • By appointment only


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