Community Translational Research Unit

Community Translational Research Unit

The Community TRU helps accommodate research studies for larger, more long-term projects, incorporating flexibility as these locations change. Sites will be linked to the hospital-based TRUs for testing and procedures not available remotely or through the Mobile TRU.

The C-TRU establishes small, temporary research facilities throughout the Greater Milwaukee area. Facilities include underrepresented & minority community centers and agencies, as well as the Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) and similar cooperative centers.

TRU Terms & Attestations

TRU Terms & Attestations

Terms

  • The TRU requires a fully signed Letter of Agreement (LOA) and a copy of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval letter before the study may begin.
  • Cancellation of Requested Services: Please provide notice of at least 48 hours for cancellation of requested services. Should short-notice or no-notice cancellations become frequent or habitual we reserve the right to charge for such scheduled services.
  • Scheduling of Requested Services: Availability is to the best of our ability with variables including but not limited to: already scheduled services for this or any other study, availability of appropriate staff, and availability of appropriate physical space.
  • The TRU fees are subject to change. Every effort will be made to minimize the amount and frequency of such changes.
  • Pass through fees from external contractors (ex. external laboratory fees) are subject to change should the external contractor fees change.
  • As a practice, the TRU will keep and maintain copies of all study related documents which will be turned over to the Principal Investigator at the time of study closure.
  • As a CTSI Investigator, you agree to participate in the TRU’s annual satisfaction survey process.
  • Should additional services be requested, a new proposal may be created to outline the scope of the request and associated cost-sharing fees. This LOA will be amended as necessary.
  • If any changes are made in your protocol, you agree to send the A-TRU all updated documentation in a timely manner.
  • The TRU will bill on a monthly basis for all services rendered.
  • Payment for services performed will be expected upon receipt of a billing statement. Statements for ongoing services will be submitted on a monthly basis. Payment instructions will be included on the statements. Our Program Associate will be in touch with you to obtain contact information for invoicing.

Attestations

  • On behalf of the department/division/institute or other professional jurisdiction that you represent, you attest that all of the following conditions have been satisfied:
    • The Principal Investigator is a faculty member, credentialed physician, licensed nurse or licensed pharmacist (as applicable) in good standing;
    • The Principal Investigator is approved to devote the proposed time and effort to this project;
    • If the Principal Investigator’s application identifies Department/Division/Institute funds to support this project, this Department/Division/Institute endorses this commitment;
    • The project has scientific merit, uses procedures consistent with sound research design, and is likely to yield the expected knowledge; and
    • The proposal is a complete and coherent one.
  • You agree to cite the CTSA NIH Grant UL1TR001436 and if applicable KL2TR001438 on all publications arising from any research project receiving support from the CTSI. Publications arising from any research project receiving support from the CTSI must acknowledge such support by stating the following:
    • “Support received by grant UL1TR001436 from the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.”
    • KL2 Scholars: “Support received by grants UL1TR001436 and KL2TR001438 from the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.”

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PARTNERS
Zablocki VA Medical CenterFroedtert HospitalMedical College of Wisconsin Childrens Hospital of WisconsinBloodCenter of WisconsinUniversity of Wisconsin - MilwaukeeMarquette UniversityMilwaukee School of Engineering