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Technology is becoming critically important as a tool to facilitate dissemination, implementation, and effectiveness research.
The Access with Technology will focus on five main activities:
- Develop a library of emerging technologies and approaches that are designed to facilitate type II translational research
- Coordinate maintenance and support of technologies with vendors
- Consult with investigators who plan to use technologies in their research
- Refer investigators to UNC NORC CHAI core for implementation of web-resources
- Foster development of transdisciplinary teams to develop novel technologies and applications
The CDTR is designed to expand the diabetes research infrastructure services, but the grant is not designed to fund infrastructure indefinitely. Initial consultations for the cores services, pilot project development, and research navigation are planned to remain free (up to 4 hours). If additional time is needed, then a reasonable recharge fee will be incurred. This model allows the CDTR to become self-sustaining over time, and will enable future expansion of services to meet investigator’s needs.
Investigators planning to use CDTR services beyond the consultation stage will receive guidance on budgeting fees to help recover the costs of personnel.