ICTR Studios Consult Services
The “Studios” program brings together internal, multidisciplinary experts to provide free, structured, project-specific feedback for researchers and has become an integral component of successful clinical translational research across the nation.
Studios are a series of integrated, dynamic, and interactive roundtable discussions that bring relevant research experts from diverse academic disciplines together to focus on a specific research project at a specific stage. The Studios program assists investigators in developing, implementing, and conducting their translational research by providing expertise in areas such as hypothesis generation, study design, biostatistics, implementation, analysis and interpretation, recruitment and research ethics.
Studios Program Goals
The overarching goal of the UMB ICTR Studios program is to facilitate the exchange between investigators and expert consultants and, thereby, enhance the quality of research conducted at UMB. Serving the entire UMB campus research community, the UMB ICTR Studios program operates across all UMB-affiliated departments, centers and institutes and is open to the study of any disease or community health-improvement initiative.
The UMB ICTR Studios program follows the same format as traditional, clinical and translational research Studios programs: An investigator completes a brief studio application, the studio “manager” reviews the request, assembles a panel of 3 to 6 experts (research faculty from multiple disciplines), and circulates the pre-review materials. Typically, investigators request one of seven studio formats: hypothesis generation, study design, grant review, implementation, analysis and interpretation, manuscript review, or translation. A studio moderator leads each studio session, managing the time (90 minutes) and discussion to optimize the usefulness of the session for the investigator. There is no limit to the number of Studios an investigator can request.
Requesting a Studios Session
If you are interested in ICTR Studios services, please submit your request through the UMB ICTR Core Services Request Form. You will be contacted within 1-2 business days. If you are not contacted within 3 business days, please email the ICTR Navigator. Please include the ICTR Request ID from your application in your email.