Critical Care Nutrition at the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit (CERU)

We, the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit based at the Kingston General Hospital, are an academic research organization that provides expertise in research and quality improvement initiatives in acute care medicine.

We are an academic research organization that provides expertise in research methodology, project development, implementation and management for academic and industry initiated research and quality improvement initiatives in health care.

By working with us, our colleagues and collaborators are able to participate in innovative, cutting edge scientific clinical research that has a high impact on the health outcomes of patients and their families. By providing the necessary framework and benchmarking, we can help identify areas of improvement in current practices.

We are committed to engage in national and international collaborations in order to build a sustainable research infrastructure.

 

Functional Groups within CERU:

Project Management

Our Project Leaders and Project Assistants manage the day-to-day conduct of the trial including finalization of the study protocol, development of comprehensive study procedures, execution of contracts, administration/oversight of study funds, training and liaising with the sites, conducting site monitoring visits, arranging all trial meetings, reporting the progress of the trial to the participating sites and the steering committee, reporting to study stakeholders, and supervision of all CERU trial staff.

Data Management and Information Technology

The data team coordinates all aspects of the trial data set beginning with establishment of data elements, development of the CRF, data collection and validation. The information technology team will implement the web-based data entry/query/monitoring/reporting system for efficient conduct of the trial, this includes randomization, timely dispatch of questionnaires, automatic CRF monitoring, data validation and cleaning.

Biostatistics

The Statistician and Data Analysts at CERU are responsible for all aspects of the data analysis and reporting.

Financial Administration and Human Resources

Our Financial and Human Resource staff handle all administrative aspects related to our research unit. Additionally, they support the financial activities (payments and reporting) related to individual projects.

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