Regulatory Knowledge and Support
Translational research is difficult to get underway and potential investigators become discouraged. Few academic investigators have an understanding of the intricacies involved in comprehensive regulatory management. Academic health care centers, in attempting to manage this complexity, have established programs that focus more on compliance than support. In the absence of centralized support services, bewildered investigators spend needless time attempting to find help or trying to decipher the regulations on their own.
The Regulatory Knowledge and Support resource will facilitate the conduct of translational and clinical research from the regulatory perspective, improving compliance and efficiency. It will also provide a structure for the evaluation of existing programs for regulatory management and the development of innovative new programs. These areas addressed include the protection of human subjects, ethical conduct of research, maintenance of animal welfare, compliance with Food and Drug Administration rules and regulations, and federal grant management.
Contact: CTSA@utmb.edu or x72872 (CTSA)