The Psychiatry Clinical Research Infrastructure (P-CRI) Program is an integrated program of training and resources that facilitates translational and clinical research under the direction of E. Sherwood Brown, M.D., Ph.D. Program faculty and staff are dedicated to developing new investigators and furthering the research of established faculty. The P-CRI staff strives to provide a comprehensive system for clinical research faculty development and support with a special focus on providing services for junior investigators. The P-CRI also provides continuing support for established clinical research faculty.
Our workshops, including mock study and grant pre-review sessions, are designed to provide insight into the grant and manuscript review process for junior faculty and advanced trainees. In the Clinical Research Engagement Workgroup (CREW), participants exchange ideas and research hypotheses. Presenters receive feedback from other workgroup members on possible research studies.
The goal of the P-CRI is to provide a comprehensive system of clinical research support. Research administration is a critical component of the P-CRI Program. The Program assists researchers with study initiation, regulatory compliance, procurement, and the development and maintenance of research databases. The P-CRI offers support and consultation on neurocognitive assessment administration, phenotyping, and other biomarkers. The P-CRI also provides assistance with statistical analysis and training, and with grant, IRB, and manuscript submissions. Limited services are available to senior trainees through the sponsorship of a faculty member.
The Psychiatry Clinical Research Infrastructure (P-CRI) Program offers training designed to provide valuable insight into the grant and manuscript review process for junior faculty and advanced trainees.
The P-CRI Program also facilitates psychiatric and neurocognitive assessment trainings for all levels of research staff. As leading research methodologies evolve, the P-CRI is dedicated to developing dynamic training programs that prepare investigators for successful careers in research.
Research Training Opportunities
- Grant Review
- Clinical Research Engagement Workgroup (CREW)
- Psychiatric and Neurocognitive Assessment
- Biomarkers in Clinical Research Presentations
- Database Development and Maintenance
These quarterly grant pre-review sessions are intended to supplement advice from mentors. The feedback allows applicants to receive a wide range of perspectives and to better prepare for critiques from study section members.
The Clinical Research Engagement Workgroup allows investigators (particularly more junior investigators) to receive a wide range of viewpoints on research data and ideas. The feedback will supplement and expand upon feedback from mentors. New members are welcome to join by emailing Sherwood Brown, M.D., Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org
The monthly meetings take place at 9 a.m. the first Friday of each month in room BL6.416.
The Psychiatry Clinical Research Infrastructure trains clinicians and researchers to use neurocognitive tests in clinical research, and diagnostic and symptom assessment tools for a variety of psychiatric disorders.
Biomarkers play an increasing role in clinical research and personalized medicine by identifying patients who are more likely (or not) to respond to treatments. Biomarkers permit investigators to diagnose and employ efficient methodologies of treatment. The Biomarkers in Clinical Research Seminar Series explores the efficacy of biomarkers in clinical and translational research.
As a critical component of research, the P-CRI trains investigators to develop and maintain databases. Statistical consultants are available to train investigators, coordinators, and study personnel in the use of study-specific database management systems.
The goal of the Psychiatry Clinical Research Infrastructure (P-CRI) Program is to provide a comprehensive system of clinical research support. A critical component of P-CRI services is research administration. The Program assists researchers with study initiation, regulatory compliance, procurement, and the development and maintenance of research databases.
The P-CRI offers support and consultation on neurocognitive assessment administration, phenotyping, and other biomarkers. In addition, the P-CRI helps with statistical analysis and training, and with grant, IRB, and manuscript submissions. Limited services are available to senior trainees through the sponsorship of a faculty member.
- Financial review
- Manuscript preparation*
- Budget development and justification review
- UT Southwestern and sponsor submission
- Consortium/subcontract agreements
- Document assemblage
- Liaison to Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA)
*In order to guarantee resource availability, we require at least six weeks notice prior to your grant submission deadline.
- Project setup and implementation for research studies and clinical trials
- Data management (data entry, data review, data cleaning, database design, and data storage)
- Use of the defined database management system to construct a functional electronic interface based on the database definitions
- Construct procedural manuals and data dictionaries related to raw data files and analytical data files
- Train study personnel in the use of the electronic database management system interface
- Assist with preparation of reports and professional presentations
- Statistical consultation on grant applications, reports, and scholarly publications including sample size, design, and statistical methods
- Data analysis of completed studies (not included in the statistical consultation)
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