Building on this extensive foundation of expertise and capacity, the CCTS Network is an active member of the CTSA-driven Child Health Research Acceleration through Multisite Planning (CHAMP). CHAMP has assembled expertise and resources across multiple CTSA hubs to support pediatric investigators at the earliest phases of multisite clinical research. The initiative has created a portal to provide nascent research groups with the tools they need to perform clinical and translational research including recruitment strategies, data management and informatics tools, team building models, IRB guidance and contracting processes and facilitated interaction with national research networks. The CCTS Hub joins CHAMP member institutions including Cincinnati Children’s – University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts, Medical College of Wisconsin and New York University in support of research projects identified through competitive review.


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