Study Design

Study design consultations occur at the initial stage of study planning, preferably before IRB submission. Design issues vary by study type (clinical trial, community-based participatory research, or population-based study). Potential topics for consultation include:

  • data analysis plan
  • endpoint determination
  • intervention assignment and implementation
  • possible participants
  • protocol review
  • sample size considerations and calculations
  • selection criteria
  • simple database development
  • pilot study planning and letter of intent (LOI) development
  • development of extramural grant application

Investigators are strongly encouraged to submit requests as early as possible. To request a consultation, submit a CCTS Service Request Form.