Open Research Office

Zoom Session.

CTSI Open Research Office sessions feature important topics that can aid those involved in the research process.

Through the Open Research Office sessions, Clinical Research Facilitators collaborate with selected guest speakers on various topics relevant to biomedical scientists and research coordinators. There will be opportunities for Q&A and open discussion and attendees are encouraged to bring their questions, concerns, and ideas. 

May 31 — Community Engagement Studios

This Open Research Office session delves into Community Engagement Studios with CTSI Community Engagement Specialists Keenan Gibbons, MPH, and Grace McKenzie, MS. 

The studio model features direct input from participating stakeholders to better inform research design and dissemination. It uses a structured approach to bring researchers and members of the community together, face-to-face (or virtually), for a bidirectional conversation around research studies. (For more information, see CTSI stories from 2020 and 2021.)

The session will provide an overview of Community Engagement Studios and will cover:

  • How the studio model strengthens research
  • Differences between studios, focus groups, and community-based research
  • Core components of studios
  • Logistics and costs
  • Identifying community experts

Upcoming Speakers:

Keenan Gibbons, MPH, and Grace McKenzie, MS.

Keenan Gibbons, MPH, and Grace McKenzie, MS

CTSI Community Engagement Specialists

Online Sessions

Sessions begin at 10:00am

Investigators and coordinators are invited to meet with our Clinical Research Facilitators and selected presenters from UB's research administrative offices for various presentations that will provide guidance for your research.

Future events may cover topics such as:

  • Contracts and agreements
  • Budgets
  • Accounts receivable
  • IRB submissions and regulatory compliance
  • Protocol development and regulatory guidance
  • Central Study Registration, OnCore and Click support
  • Issues specific to your clinical or behavioral study

Upcoming sessions will held via Zoom, with the possibility of future in-person sessions

Past Events

Rosanne Johnson.
Budgets (April 19, 2023)

Clinical Research Office Clinical Research Budget and Coverage Analyst Rosanne Johnson discussed what to remember when building a budget. (Click here to watch the session.)

Matt Skowronek.
TriNetX (March 29, 2023)

TriNetX Healthcare Partnership Manager Matt Skowronek provided a brief introduction of the TriNetX platform followed by an outline of the types of data accessible to users. (Click here to watch the session.)

Andy Strohmeier, MEd.
Plain Language (February 22, 2023)

CTSI Integrating Special Populations Coordinator Andy Strohmeier, MEd, provided a usable definition of plain language for researchers, explored various readability indexes, and offered writing tips for recruitment and presentation materials. (Click here to watch the session.)

Naveed Shah.
Your First REDCap Project (January 18, 2023)

CTSI IT Business Analyst Naveed Shah took a deeper dive into REDCap, showing attendees how to start a new project from scratch, come up with a use scenario, build and test a project, and submit a project to be published live. (Click here to watch the session.)

Naveed Shah.
REDCap 101 (December 14, 2022)

CTSI IT Business Analyst Naveed Shah provided an introduction to REDCap, a secure web application for building and securely managing online surveys and databases; discussed its origins; and offered a brief tour of the interface. (Click here to watch the session.)

Ashley Regling.
Clinical Recruitment (August 31, 2022)

CTSI Clinical Recruitment Coordinator Ashley Regling, MA, discussed clinical recruitment by providing an overview of recruitment timelines, available recruitment resources, and specific recruitment resources, including online study listings.  (Click here to watch the session.)

Kim Brunton.
Central Study Registration (June 15, 2022)

Clinical Research Office Associate Operational Director Kimberly Brunton, RN, MSN, discussed Central Study Registration (CSR) and addressed how to access CSR, navigating through the CSR form, what research requires CSR, and the different phases of clinical research. (Click here to watch the session.)