Clinical Investigation Center

Investigator Resources

Forms (Consent, Hospital Impact, more)

Forms (Consent, Hospital Impact, more)

See the Forms page for sample forms and templates.

Client consent forms must contain standard information. A sample can be downloaded on the FORMS page.

Grant-related information

Grant-related information

Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) – All externally funded projects must go through SPA and require a Proposal Routing Form (PRF).

  • SPA
  • EGMS (Electronic Grants Management System) for Proposal Routing Form (PRF)

For more information, including funding opportunties, see College of Veterinary Medicine Resources for Researchers.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

All studies involving animals must have an approved ACUP (Animal Care and Use Protocol). Allow one - two months for this process!

Required training (all study staff)

Required training (all study staff)

All personnel listed as having animal contact on an IACUC application must have the following training/certifications:

  • IACUC online animal use tutorial. Note: you only have to take this once.
  • Research Occupational Health Program(ROHP) via the MedgatePortal - Requirements include Animal exposure questionnaire, immunizations, and online training. Do this step as soon as possible as it can take some time to complete. Link to MedgatePortal (Note: you will not be able to return to this page, and you will need to log in with your X500 at the link.)
  • DEHS Annual lab safety training: Check your personal training record under Employee Self Service. If you do not have lab chemical safety training, take all three modules. If you have taken these once, make sure you take an annual update or retake the three modules to complete this requirement. Once per calendar year is enough.

Required Principal Investigator Training

Required Principal Investigator Training

All faculty or clinicians who intend to be a Principal Investigator (PI) on a study that has outside sponsorship must complete training called Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). New faculty are expected to take this training within 90 days of their appointment. Without it, grant money cannot be awarded.

Residents and graduate students serving as PI on internally funded grants do not need this training. Please read IACUC training and approvals above for more required training.

Statistical Support

Statistical Support

  • Statistical consulting is now available for all college researchers at no charge, thanks to an investment by the three CVM departments, the Dean for Research, and the Dean for Academic Affairs. This includes assistance with writing grant proposals, designing studies, analyzing data, interpreting results, writing reports and papers, and responding to reviewers. Researchers at any stage are welcome, though beginning a consulting relationship at the design stage is recommended as potential later difficulties can often be avoided. Aaron Rendahl, Manager of the UMN Statistical Consulting Service, is the main consultant, with a part-time office in 295B AS/VM. Email Aaron at rend0020@umn.edu.
  • Biostatistics, Design and Analysis Center. Offered through the Academic Health Center, fee-based services range from data entry up through design. Your initial contact with them at grant-writing stage is at no charge.
  • The Statistical Consulting Center. Depending on availability, researchers may also see additional consultants in the St. Paul Consulting Service office, 48B McNeal. To make an appointment, email IRSAconsulting@umn.edu.
  • Masonic Cancer Center Biostatistics & Bioinformatics. Members can get consulting on writing proposal; if funded, budget for their services. Any research that relates to cancer can qualify.

Pathology

Pathology

The Comparative Pathology Shared Resource (a part of the Cancer Center) provides pathology support and expertise on a fee-for-service basis.