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Current news stories, press releases and publications associated with SARS-CoV-2 in animals are linked on this page, and will remain updated throughout the pandemic.

What is the Research Workbench?

The Research Workbench is an extension of the CTSA One Health Alliance (COHA) designed to facilitate multi-site collaboration and access to de-identified patient data in a searchable online database. This tool functions as an instrument for cohort discovery which utilizes electronic medical record (EMR) and Pubmed data to facilitate evidence-based research through a common data model (Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership; OMOP) modified for use with veterinary data (OMOPV5+).

Benefits

This approach allows data to be integrated across EMRs from multiple institutions, and transforms data into a format with common terminologies and coding schemes that can be used to perform systemic multi-institutional analyses. Clinicians and investigators can leverage this tool to construct multi-site cohort discovery inquires and systemic reviews, facilitating identification of collaborator institutions to accelerate multi-site research studies.

Who Can Access

Access to the Research Workbench is restricted to contributing CTSA affiliates and can be requested by registering for an account. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for Research Workbench access, we recommend collaborating with a CTSA member institution. Here is a list of COHA member institutions and contact information.

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COHA Serious Adverse Event (SAE) Reporting Template

This template for serious adverse event reporting in veterinary clinical trials was developed by the COHA Clinical Studies Subcommittee

One Health Advocacy

The COHA Advocacy Committee has developed resources to help members and organizations advocate for One Health.  This information will be kept updated to provide current information and recommendations to use in support of One Health legislation.

Readability of consent forms in veterinary clinical research

This article investigates the readability of consent forms currently used for clinical trial enrollment in a wide variety of studies across several institutions.  The fundamental conclusions are the following: Veterinary clinical study consent forms evaluated in the present study were not optimized for client comprehension based on readability scores assigned via 3 common methods.

SMART IACUC Network

The SMART IACUC Network is under development through an award from the e National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (“NCATS”) of the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) to support IACUC and/or Hospital Board reliance in facilitation of multisite veterinary clinical studies. It allows participating institutions to cede study review and approval (“Relying Institution”) to another Participating Institution (“Reviewing Institution”).

SNOMED CT Starter Guide

A concise starter guide from snomed.org.  If you are a beginner to SNOMED and standardized terminologies, this is an excellent guide.