COVID-19 Resources

CRI resources for COVID-19 research and innovation include clinical data marts, REDCap, scientific computing, and consultation.

 

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Zoom Seminar: Electronic Informed Consent (eIC) in Research

By | News, REDCap

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 27, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Description: This session will provide an overview of regulatory guidelines, requirements, and implementation processes for eIC. It will also provide an overview of the REDCap processes and functionality for eIC. This training is recommended for individuals who would like to get familiar with the Electronic Informed Consent (eIC) process.

Speakers:
James Lynch
BSD IRB, Associate Director of Education/Quality Assurance
Julissa Acevedo
BSD CRI, REDCap Administrator/Senior Systems Analyst

Offered by: Office of Clinical Research and Center for Research Informatics

Registration: https://bsdocr.bsd.uchicago.edu/fac-staff/education/registration-request/fundamentals.html
Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

Contact: Margaret Wieczorek
mwieczor@bsd.uchicago.edu
773-834-2860

Images Now Available in CRI COVID Data Mart

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In collaboration with the Human Imaging Research Office (HIRO), the CRI is for the first time making images available in our COVID-19 limited data mart. In addition to the structured data already in this data mart, which includes patient demographics, encounters, diagnoses, labs, medications, flow sheets, and procedures, researchers will now have access to HIRO imaging data. Chest radiographs are currently available, and chest CT scans will be added soon. These images are in the DICOM format, and access requires IRB approval for use of the limited data mart.

More information about these images is available in our Medical Imaging Tip Sheet. If you have any questions, please reach out to Julie Johnson at jjohnso3@bsd.uchicago.edu or join us for online office hours.

REDCap eConsent

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Information on Use of Electronic Informed Consent: Use of Electronic signatures and Electronic Consent has been proposed as one solution to the challenges researchers have encountered during the COVID 19 epidemic to potentially reduce exposure risk to patients, subject and staff. Electronic Informed Consent (eIC) should follow the same regulatory guidelines and provide the same information as paper ICF. It is not meant to replace the informed consent process between research participant and study staff. There are additional considerations when using eIC as outlined by Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • eIC must be collected in a platform that is 21 CFR 11 compliant which includes an audit trail of who obtained consent, date and time of consent and archived copy of executed consent.
  • All versions of the eIC form and informed consent procedure must be IRB approved prior to subject recruitment.
  • Copy of executed eIC must be provided to the subject.
  • All eIC must be archived in secure location and available for monitoring and auditing.
  • If eIC is being used remotely (ie the potential subject is not present) verification of the authenticity of the subject must be built into the informed consent process:
    • For UChicago Patients including provision of birthday, last 4 of ssn or other identifying questions
    • For Non patients and/or LAR of UChicago patients who cannot havee demographic verification built into the eConsent platform, studies must describe how they will obtain visual checks of identify documentation and capturing Drivers license number, state ID number
    • Documentation of the informed consent process will be essential for subjects who are recruited remotely

The UChicago eConsent template is available as a project template. Create a new project, and select the template which is located at the end of the template list of projects.

  • For new studies: This template can be serve as your study project, where you can add the rest of your study’s forms and/or surveys to the project.
  • For existing studies: Once you modify the e-consent template instruments to your study needs, you can export the instrument zip files and import them into your existing project via Draft Mode.

Please contact the CRI REDCap Administrator Julissa Acevedo for further assistance.

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