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December 21, 2016


Thank you for your hard work and dedication over the past year. I am looking forward to all that the upcoming 2017 year has in store for us. 

Have a safe and enjoyable winter break. 
CCTR Hosts Final Fall Brown Bag Seminar

Robert "Bobby" Moulden, manager
of  Clinical Trials Management System for the VCU Wright CCTR, led a presentation with a particular focus on Online Collaborative Research Environment (OnCore), which is a Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) designed specifically for large academic medical centers with vibrant, expanding clinical research programs. 

"OnCore helps coordinators work together on the most up-to-date forms and information," Moulden said. "It eliminates the need for teams to email files back and forth and provides a secure platform for materials containing patient health information."

Read more... 
Karen Gau Explains Web of Science 

Karen Gau

Karen Gau, research and education librarian for the  VCU Tompkins-McCaw Library , demonstrated how researchers can effectively and efficiently use Web of Science to support their research. 
Winter Break and Time Keeping Notice

The VCU Wright CCTR will close along with the rest of the university beginning Friday, Dec. 23 and will reopen again on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

CCTR/IDAS employees planning to work any time over winter break  should email Jessica Carey ( with those days/hours   as full-time faculty and staff will accrue holiday leave.
CCTR Promotes Studies on Clinical Trials Facebook Page

Sample Facebook post

The VCU Wright CCTR manages  VCU Clinical Trials Facebook page  where we post IRB-approved protocol posters. 

As a free service, the Center is happy to help promote  clinical
research  studies on Facebook to assist study teams with recruiting participants. 

Please send all approved IRB protocols (including your IRB number) to .
eRA Information: Final RPPR To Be Used Jan. 1

Please note the following changes to policy and format for final technical reports for NIH.  

The full details of the changes to Final RPPR can be found at Guide Notice NOT-OD-17-022 and become effective  January 1, 2017 . 

Primary changes are:

1. Final technical reports for NIH will take the form of the federal standard "research performance progress report" also known as the "RPPR" currently used for annual progress reports.  

2. NIH has long allowed for a submitted competing proposal to serve in lieu of a final report for a competitive segment. This practice will be discontinued. Final RPPR's (also referred to as "F-RPPR") will be due 120 days from the period of performance end date for all projects regardless of whether a competing continuation proposal is submitted. The F-RPPR will be treated as final if the competing is not funded. The F-RPPR will be treated as interim if the competing is funded.

Cite the Grant - CTSA award No. UL1TR000058

The VCU Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research reminds investigators to please cite the CTSA grant, per requirement of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), if you receive funding through the VCU Wright CCTR or use any CTSA facility, services, or tools to support your research. 

This includes the VCU Wright CCTR's Research Innovator, grant writing assistance, Clinical Research Informatics (consultations, REDCap, i2b2), Clinical Research Services (clinical trials, coordinator services), etc.

Please email with any quest ion.
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The CCTR is supported by CTSA Award number UL1TR000058 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.