Develop Study Design

SSG Meetings 

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:

IRB Forms
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:

NIH/FDA Protocol Template and Tools
The NIH has a useful protocol template and clinical e-protocol writing tool.

Data Management

REDCap is often used to for data collection related to clinical research at the University of Minnesota.

Box can be used to share secure data with colleagues and collaborators. For questions specific to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s use of Box, please contact Paul Lender

Other Information

Additional resources for study design and data management can be found through the CTSI research toolkit.

Contact Us

Have a question? Want to start a project? 

Email Anne Hopper, our Clinical Research Manager.