Conduct Background Research
University of Minnesota Libraries
Caitlin Bakker is the Biomedical/Research Services Librarian at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries. As a liaison to the Medical School, Caitlin is here to help our faculty, residents, staff, and students in orthopaedic surgery with all of their information needs, including literature searching, systematic reviews, data management, research impact assessment, and many other aspects of research. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-301-1353.
Citation Management Tools
EndNote is available to all Orthopaedic Surgery faculty who wish to use it. Please talk to Paul Lender if you need access to EndNote.
Sample Size Calculations
Biostatistical Design and Analysis Center
The CTSI Biostatistical Design and Analysis Center can provide power analysis services. Funds for these resources can be obtained through the Research Committee or through external grants.
The i2b2 cohort discovery tool is a self-service tool that allows you to determine if there is a cohort of patients in CTSI’s clinical data repository that meets your criteria of interest.
Orthopaedic Surgery Coders
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery coders can provide CPT codes for various medical conditions and procedures. They can also help determine the number of patients that have been treated with certain procedures in orthopaedic surgery. Please contact Toddie Tastad for help with these requests.
Set up your study
Peer review of research ideas takes place at subspecialty group meetings. Sports, shoulder, hand, spine, and trauma groups all meet regularly to discuss research ideas and ongoing projects in their respective areas. These meetings are attended by faculty, residents, and research staff. Dates, times, and locations of SSG meetings can be found on the SSG website.
Please note that projects conducted at TRIA require SSG review before moving forward with protocol development and IRB submission.
Research Protocol Templates
Research Committee Forms
After discussion with peers, please use the following forms to submit proposals to the Research Committee for review and funding:
As of March, 2017, all new IRB submissions must be submitted through ETHOS. Information on submitting a proposal to the IRB can be found here. The HRPP Toolkit Library has templates for various types of IRB submissions including:
REDCap is often used to for data collection related to clinical research at the University of Minnesota.
Access & Manage Clinical Data
AHC-IS provides desktop support, server operations, and application development services to offices and areas within the Academic Health Center. They also help with data management and clinical data repositories.
Clinical Data Access via CTSI
CTSI has access to electronic health records from more than two million patients. CTSI can also provide support from data analysts who can help with extracting and managing that data.
Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI)
MSI can provide help with data storage, creating databases, data mining, bioinformatics, and custom application development.
University Information Security (UIS)
UIS enables faculty and staff to use common information security practices that are available to the University of Minnesota community. Services available include information security consulting and guidance on information security policies and practices.