Guidance: CHPS Facilitator

We strongly suggest that you contact one of our CHPS Facilitators as the first step to design and implement your research study. The CHPS Facilitator Program is the single point of contact for all clinical and basic science research related questions for study start-up, study conduct, and throughout the duration of a project. Whether submitting a grant application, preparing to implement a study, looking for resources to use in your study or just wanting to brainstorm about a study idea, it is important to contact the CHPS Facilitators early.

Study Closeout Guidelines

After enrollment is closed, all follow-up data has been collected, and utilizing participant PHI is no longer required, the study is considered to be in the Closeout Phase. During this phase data is prepared for final analysis, regulatory and reviewing bodies are notified of study closure, investigational product inventory is reconciled, and final reports are submitted.

Acknowledge CHPS Grant Support in Manuscripts

Please remember to cite the CTSA/CHPS grant on publications resulting from work on this protocol conducted at the CHPS as follows: 

The project described was supported by the National Center for Research Resources and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through Grant 5UL1TR001878-05. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Please send a copy of any publication addressed to Carl Shaw (Research Subject Advocate, and Tracey Caputo (CHPS Financial Officer,


Study Design and Biostatistics (SDAB) provides planning and analytics services, which include study design, sample size estimation, analysis panning, as well as production of statistical reports and graphical displays.

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