May 14, 2018 3:45 PM

The University of Pennsylvania Office of Clinical Research has released a new tool for those conducting research within the Perelman School of Medicine. This tool will be required for all new investigators (the tool must be included as part of the initial application to the IRB via HS-ERA), and we strongly encourage all study teams to utilize the tool to assist in planning and ensuring appropriate resource allocation for their study. The hope is that the tool will prompt protocol feasibility discussions early and allow all team members to engage in these discussions.  OCR is happy to participate in these discussions or provide assistance to research teams navigating the study start-up process The document can be downloaded from the Forms,Tools & Templates page of the OCR website. Please contact OCR at 215-662-4484 or psom-ocr@pobox.upenn.edu with any questions.