Shared Resources and Initiatives within the COIN Partner Organizations
ohio state university
CTSA Resources and Collaborative Relationships
The OSU-PCPBRN was founded in 2001 through collaborative relationships formed through the OSU Primary Care Research Institute. OSU-PCPBRN is component of the Ohio State University Center Clinical and Translational Science Award (OSU CTSA) program, which is a collaboration among the University, The Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital. Within the OSU CTSA, the Ohio OSU-PCBPRN is a member of the Participant & Clinical Interactions Resources group, where it collaborates to serve investigators in partnership with the Community Engagement Core, the Clinical Research Services Core, and the Regulatory Core. The OSU-PCPBRN receives services from other Cores of the OSU CTSA, including Biomedical Informatics; Design, Biostatistics & Ethics; Regulatory Support; and Community Engagement.
Regulatory and IRB Resources
Supported by the OSU CTSA, OSU sites of the OSU-PCPBRN are covered by the OSU Office of Responsible Research Practices Institutional Review Board, and the pediatric sites of the PBRN are covered by the Nationwide Children's IRB. The OSU and Nationwide Children's Hospital IRBs share a reciprocity agreement to facilitate cross-site collaboration and decrease investigator burden.
Each clinical network of the OSU-PCPBRN uses an electronic medical record, and the clinical networks of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the OSU Medical Center each use Epic. Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the OSU Medical Center have various tools for electronic data capture, including REDCap, REDCap Survey, TeleForm, and StudyTrax, and utilize SharePoint to facilitate communication and collaboration. Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the OSU Medical Center also have data warehouses, which are tools for clinicians, researchers, administrators, and decision support services to examine and analyze integrated data sets in order to address strategic goals and research objectives. These data warehouses bring data from billing and clinical systems into a centralized data repository to provide a single-point access to a large volume of detailed and aggregated healthcare-related patient and research data to allow multilevel use across all teaching, research, and patient care missions at each institution. These services facilitate clinical research and personalized medicine and ensure data security and HIPAA compliance.