Research Study Life Cycle Support

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What We Do

Study Design and Development

We collaborate with lead investigators to design research studies that efficiently address scientific hypotheses, typically in a multicenter context. NUDACC faculty have experience designing a wide range of both observational studies and clinical trials. Learn more about study designs in our existing collaborations here.

Grant Writing

NUDACC is committed to grant development with multidisciplinary investigators through a range of NIH R, U and P mechanisms. NUDACC faculty serve as PIs of independent data analysis and coordinating center applications, or as MPIs or Co-Is on single funding submissions. The optimal arrangement depends on the nature of the study and the funding mechanism. At this time, NUDACC does not charge for grant writing and development.

Data Coordinating and Analysis

NUDACC is committed to providing rigorous and efficient research study infrastructure including data collection tool development, database development and maintenance, ongoing data quality assurance and curation, regulatory reporting and statistical analyses of accumulated data. NUDACC provides this expertise as part of research teams funded through grants or other mechanisms.

Development of Procedures

We develop rigorous, flexible, unique solutions to ensure efficient and compliant research operations. In particular, NUDACC faculty and staff have experience writing protocols, developing manuals of procedures, leading the single Institutional Review Board submission process, developing recruitment materials, coordinating study committees and meetings, and performing on-site and remote monitoring.


NUDACC faculty hold academic appointments in NU FSM’s Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Biostatistics. NUDACC faculty collaborate closely with, and in some cases are contributors to, NUCATS’ Biostatistics Collaboration Center and the Lurie Cancer Center Quantitative Data Sciences Core.

Study Life Cycle Components