A feasibility assessment is a crucial first step when developing a recruitment plan. The assessment will provide realistic recruitment goal estimates and aid in protocol development. The “Recruitment Feasibility Worksheet” in the Toolkit provides checklists of benefits, strategies and tactics to consider in developing a recruitment plan.
Preparatory to Research
ResearchMatch is a Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) initiative funded by the National Institutes of Health. To request access as a researcher in order to determine possible study cohorts already signed up with Research Match please submit a Researcher Interest Form. Your request will be routed to our institutional liaison who will review and process your request.
i2b2 Cohort Discovery Tool – The i2b2 Cohort Discovery Tool is housed within the CTSI. It allows MCW researchers to query the EMR for Froedtert Health Inc. and Children’s Hospital of WI. In response to a query, i2b2 will return a result set which answers the fundamental question: Is there a sufficient cohort of patients with certain characteristics to conduct the study?
Biostatistical Consulting Service – Investigators are strongly encouraged to consult with Biostatistics at the very beginning of their project. The consulting service provides assistance with sample size and power calculations, data analysis and study design in addition to other data and statistical questions.
Public Data Sources – Includes local, state, national and global resources for publicly available health datasets.