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our Recruitment and Retention program offers guidance on the engagement of participants in health research.

The CCTS Research Navigator helps UIC clinical and translational research investigators and study coordinators find the information and resources needed to navigate research ideas through the university system. The Research Navigator will guide you through a complex research landscape to place you on the right path to the right resources at the right time.

ResearchMatch has a simple goal – to bring together two groups of people who are looking for one another: (1) people who are trying to find research studies, and (2) researchers who are looking for people to participate in their studies.

The CCTS Community Engagement Advisory Board (CEAB) is committed to providing critical consultations and feedback to diverse groups of UIC faculty, pre- and post-doctoral students, community organizations, and faculty and trainees at other Chicago-area universities on their community-based research efforts.

Investigators often request language to describe the CCTS and/or a specific service or resource for inclusion in a grant application. The CCTS Overview and Service Core Description provides the necessary information for most applications.

University of Illinois Extension's Cook County Unit offers practical, research-based education to improve people's lives and communities through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work.

The Recruitment Toolbox provides researchers and staff easy access to tools and resources in order to create recruitment flyers, announcements, and advertisements for study recruitment and enrollment.

The OPRS website and ResearchMatch- a national clinical trial registry- offer a directory of research studies at UIC that are actively enrolling subjects.

The Community Engagement Program (CEP) seeks to build UIC’s community-engaged research capacity by addressing the social determinants of health that are relevant to local and regional communities and the broader translational research community. T

The CCTS collaborated with members of the Office of the OVCR Quality Improvement Program to develop a set of standard case report forms. The forms should be useful for any investigator initiated clinical trials and can be customized to an individual study.

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