From receipt of protocol approval(s) through initiation of participant screening

Research Lifecycle diagram with Activation (step three) highlightedActivation

During this busy stage the research team and participating departments ensure all internal processes are in place in order to be able to execute the protocol. Including, but limited to:

  • Finalizing data collection instruments
  • Finalizing funding sources
  • Executing contract
  • Training team(s) on the protocol
  • Communicating with and among centralized support groups / shared services.

CTRO research professionals can assist the PI in fulfilling his/her responsibility to ensure that all pre-activation activities are complete prior to screening and enrolling participants
During this stage the following centralized support groups / shared services may be engaged: