Support for clinical studies and research projects

From a research question to a scientific publication: We offer partnerships by supporting clinical studies and research projects of all kinds.

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Our consulting services
 

Whether you are conducting a drug, medical device or other clinical trial, a cohort study or research with routine data:
 

  • We provide advice, directly
    and free-of-charge.


     
  • We arrange and coordinate
    all services.
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Tips & support
 

For concept creation  
Systematic literature search More information
Free statistics consultation More information
Refresh your statistical knowledge To the references
Recruitment of study participants More information
Integration of Patient % Publiv Involvement measures More information

 

To obtain approval  
Determining the study/project category according to the Human Research Act (HFG) Access the categoriser
Submission of the application to the ethics committee Access guideline

 

Around your research data  
Create your own REDCap® database More information
Importing data from secuTrial® into R More information
Data transfer to the DKF For instructions

 

For study preparation  
Training for new Study Nurses at the USB Arrange appointment
Templates for forms, checklists, logs, etc. Request access
SOP templates Request access

 

During study conduct  
Adverse event reporting Access info sheets
Study inclusion of children, adolescents or persons in emergency situations Access info sheets
Consent of persons providing their data and samples Access info sheet

 

SCTO platforms

Tools & Resources

Tools and information resources for academic clinical research compiled by the national platforms of the Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation (SCTO)

More information

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Free-of-charge for DKF research groups
 

Data Analysis/Statistics
Statistics consultation
Sample size calculation and feasibility check

 

Data Management
Validated RedCap® instance for own development of a study database

 

Data Science
Consultation hour for technical questions on data preparation and visualisation, R and RShiny programming

 

Monitoring
Monitoring plans for category A studies

 

Outpatient Study Centre
Use of faciliies and infrastructure

 

Patient & Public Involvement

Support in writing PPI plans and implementing PPI measures

Support in implementing PPI measures

 

Project Management
Support and Management of Data Safety Monitoring Boards

 

Quality Affairs
Consulting on quality management systems (QMS)
Use of the QMS tool Orca
Support during audits & inspections, incl. preparation of CAPA plan

 

Regulatory Affairs
Regulatory review of study documents
Initial submission to ethics committee and authorities
Submission of amendments (after prior evaluation)
Support and Management of Data Transfer & Use Agreements
Study registration (applies to all studies at USB)