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TrialScribe is a bi-monthly newsletter designed to inform researchers and trainees about the latest clinical research news and information at UHN. Each issue serves as a ‘one-stop shop’ for the latest policy and regulation updates, educational toolkits, research features, and case studies addressing research best practices.

Enjoy reading TrialScribe. Current and past issues of this newsletter in PDF format are linked below (Please note that as of March 2014, TrialScibe can be accessed outside of UHN, however some hyperlinked materials are only accessible within the hospital. All previous issues, can only be accessed within the hospital):

September 2014

  • Spotlight on Research:
    • Heart Transplant: Delayed Cardiac Rehab Increases Health Risks
    • Obesity and Depression: Two Sides of the Same Coin?
  • News and Events:
    • New Research Intranet Launched
    • Facilities and Equipment Available to Researchers at UHN
    • Vital Signs Certification Program
  • Research Policy Corner: Institutional Authorization for Research Involving Human Participants Policy
  • Research Best Practices: The Importance of Obtaining Institutional Authorization Prior to Commencing a Study

May 2014

  • Spotlight on Research:
    • Liver Disease: A Breakthrough for Hepatitis C
    • Autoimmune Disease: Cancer may Trigger Attack on Brain
  • News and Events:
    • CAPCR Reviewer Series
    • Mandatory Supervisor Training
  • Research Policy Corner: Qualifications of Research Personnel Policy
  • Research Best Practices: Case Study on Effective Ways to Ensure Proper Training of Research Personnel

March 2014

  • Spotlight on Research:
    • Cancer: Earlier Palliative Care Benefits Patients
    • New Therapeutic Approach to OutSMART Cancer
  • News and Events:
    • New Learning Opportunities at UHN
    • UHN Conference: Advances in Personalized Cancer Medicine
  • Research Policy Corner: Data Ownership, Stewardship & Security of Health Information Policy
  • Research Best Practies: Case Study on Effective Ways to Ensure Proper Retention of Data

January 2014

  • Spotlight on Research:
    • HIV: A More Effective Treatment
    • New Physical Rehabilitation Program for Older People with Cognitive Impairments
  • News and Events: UHN Launches New Biospeciment Database
  • Research Best Practices: Clinical Research Record - Effective Ways to Ensure Accuracy and Completeness

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November 2013

  • Policy Corner: Requirements for Performing Vital Signs Measurements
  • Research Best Practices: Case study on vital signs measurements Effective ways to ensure safety and accuracy
  • News and Events: Departmental Review of Investigator-initiated Studies; Fall 2013 Clinical Research Exchange (CRX) program

September 2013

  • Policy Corner: Informed Consent Policy
  • News and Events: Clinical Research Exchange, Monitoring Tumour Heterogeneity in the Clinic
  • Spotlight on Research: Dr. David Urbach and Dr. Neil Fleshner
  • Research Best Practices: Case study on effective ways to ensure proper informed consent

July 2013

  • Policy Corner: Responsible Conduct of Research
  • News and Events: New Conflict of Interest eLearning module
  • Spotlight on Research: Dr. Nora Cullen, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC
  • Research Best Practices: Case study on effective ways to avoid research misconduct

May 2013

  • Policy Corner: Conflict of Interest of Research Personnel
  • News and Events: Clinical Research Record Training, Unanticipated Problem Reporting
  • Spotlight on Research: Dr. Laura A. Dawson, MD, FRCPC
  • Research Best Practices: Case study on conflicts of interest

March 2013

  • Policy Corner: Medical Device Human Subject Research Policy
  • News and Events: CAPCR Training Sessions
  • Spotlight on Research: Dr. Niall Ferguson, MD
  • Research Best Practices: Case study on medical device research

January 2013

  • Policy Corner: Responsible Conduct of Research
  • News and Events: Clinical Research Toolkits
  • Spotlight on Research: Dr. Carol-anne Moulton, MBBS, FRACS, MEd, PhD
  • Research Best Practices: Case study on Plagiarism and Responsible Conduct of Research

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November 2012

  • Policy Corner: Protocol Compliance
  • News and Events: Clinical Research Record
  • Spotlight on Research: Dr. Jenny Heathcote, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FRCPC
  • Research Best Practices: Case study on Protocol Compliance

September 2012

  • News and Events: Clinical Research Exchange - Get Connected
  • News and Events: Clinical Studies Quality Committee - Projects Update
  • Research Best Practices: Case study on Documentation and Patient Safety

July 2012

  • Policy Corner: Qualifications of Research Personnel
  • News and Events: Good Clinical Research Practice Training now online
  • News and Events: Mandatory REB Unanticipated Problem Reporting Requirements
  • Spotlight on Research: Dr. Charmaine Lok, MD, FRCPC
  • Research Best Practices: Case study on Serious Adverse Events

May 2012

  • Policy Corner: Institutional Authorization for Human Subjects Research
  • News and Events: CAPCR - 1st Set of Clinical Research Study Online Approvals
  • News and Events: PMHF Believe It Billion Dollar Campaign for Personalized Cancer Medicine
  • Spotlight on Research: Dr. Lillian Siu, MD, FRCPC
  • Research Best Practices: Case study on Subject Eligibility

March 2012

  • Policy Corner: Introduction to Clinical Research Standards
  • Policy Corner: External Audits for Clinical Research
  • News and Events: CAPCR online tool for research study submissions
  • Spotlight on Research: Dr. Sidney H Kennedy, MD, FRCPC and Dr. Roger S McIntyre, MD, FRCPC
  • Research Best Practices: Case study on Source Documentation

January 2012

  • Introduction to Department of Clinical Research Practice
  • Policy Corner: Conflict of Interest of Research Personnel Policy
  • News and Events: FIPPA in effect January 2012
  • Spotlight on Research: Dr. Geoff Fernie, PhD, PEng, FCAHS
  • Research Best Practices: Case Study on Informed Consent

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November 2011

  • Introduction to Clinical Studies Quality Committee
  • Introduction to Department of Quality Integration
  • Policy Corner: Responsible Conduct of Research Policy
  • News and Events: Welcome to the Techna Institute
  • Spotlight on Research: Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
  • Research Best Practices: Case Study on Protocol Deviations

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