Stanford Spectrum News
Welcome to Stanford Spectrum News, a publication of the Spectrum CTSA: Stanford’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education. See below for the most recent articles reflecting Spectrum-related developments.
JUNE 2022 | ISSUE 4
Stanford launches CTSA-wide survey on Rigor and Reproducibility
Results will inform NCATS and the CTSA consortium on state of R&R activities
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is calling for formal training and support for practices and activities that enhance research rigor and reproducibility (R&R). This is requiring many institutions to take a close look at both the formal and informal curricula of their training programs to see if the topics that comprise R&R are adequately covered, and whether related practices have been adopted by faculty.
KL2 integration with Stanford CTSA cores benefits scholars
Interaction with Spectrum’s cores broadens scholar training and career development
Spectrum’s Institutional Career Development (KL2) Program provides didactic training, mentoring, and career development to prepare junior faculty for independent careers in translational research, as well as offering training experiences for early career investigators across the translational pipeline. The program’s success is a direct result of its integration and engagement across the Spectrum CTSA’s Cores and Programs, exemplifying that “it takes a village.”
Stanford Research Participation Program Expands
Services launched to help study teams engage participants in research
The Research Participation Program (RPP) provides resources and tools to help study teams meet their participant recruitment goals, with a focus on engaging patients as partners in research. In response to increased demand from study teams, and to better serve the greater Stanford research community, RPP has expanded its Participant Engagement Platform (PEP) “honest broker” services.
Spectrum services support researchers, clinicians, and students across Stanford School of Medicine and beyond
Cores and programs provide comprehensive services to support the research enterprise
Spectrum, Stanford’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education, provides researchers, clinicians, and students from the School of Medicine and across the entire University with services that support, sustain, and enhance their work. Organized into 10 interconnected cores, these services are sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).