Translational Research Central Services Core SR
Translational Research Central Services Core SR (TRCSC) provides multiple, highly specialized services to support clinical researchers in the development, implementation, and coordination of specimen procurement and immune monitoring in conjunction with clinical trials. Coordinated integration facilitates real-time analysis and reporting of fresh specimen immunologic monitoring results to provide rapid feedback to investigators and fast-tracks the rate of scientific progress. Standardized and centralized approaches to specimen procurement and immune monitoring are critical for institutional and multicenter collaborations. Ensuring high-quality and consistency over time requires tightly integrating the design of study specimen instructions (manual and/or protocol), collections, processing, storage, shipping and data analysis workflows. In order to achieve this goal, this SR brings together these interdependent service teams under the same management and quality oversight infrastructure while providing unique expertise along each stage of the process.
These specialized services, under one management and quality infrastructure, are linked by common workflow procedures, quality policies, and a dedicated scheduling system designed to coordinate the SR service team activities requested by investigators for study patient time point visits along each stage of the process – from specimen procurement design and implementation to final data analysis (assays) ensuring high-quality and consistency over time. Coordinated integration of the SR service teams facilitates real-time analysis and reporting of fresh specimen immunologic monitoring results to provide rapid feedback to investigators and fast-tracks the rate of scientific progress. Standardized and centralized approaches to specimen procurement and immune monitoring are critical for institutional and multicenter collaborations. The TRCSC SR provides the necessary infrastructure to ensure quality control with documented, consistent and reliable chain-of-custody handling of specimens from clinics to the TRCSC SR labs required for optimal specimen quality over time that is difficult to maintain in research labs. The TRCSC SR makes it possible for all SKCCC members to participate in clinical research regardless of where they see patients (main medical campus or The Johns Hopkins Health System off-site clinics), whether they have access to wet-labs or not, or whether they have the personnel with technical expertise to perform the various activities required for participation in studies with correlative specimens.
Hours of Operations
9 am - 5 pm
Director: M. Victor Lemas, Ph.D.