The NUCATS institute is Northwestern University's Clinical and Translational Science Award partner whose mission is to provide scientists with consultative resources and expertise in order to accelerate how quickly transformative scientific discoveries make their way to patients and the community. NUCATS provides a variety of services for clinical and translational researchers through various centers and programs:
Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) support: REDCap is a browser-based electronic data capture (EDC) tool with advanced metadata and security features. It is often used for data collection in clinical trials. Northwestern is a member of the REDCap consortium and support is offered for project owners.
Study Tracker: a web-based clinical trials management system that helps to improve efficiency, safety and security for subjects in scientific studies.
NITRO Competitions: a platform to run NIH-style grant competitions including pilot projects and research awards.
Institutional Review Board: The IRB at Northwestern has a variety of resources to help you get your research project started, including determination of human subject research, guidance on which protocol templates to use, and assistance with maintaining compliance requirements for your research.
Trial Innovation Network (TIN): a collaborative initiative from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health that aims to improve the quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of multi-center clinical trials.