Frequently Asked Questions

I want to start a study in the Emergency Medicine Department.

The Department of Emergency Medicine proudly fosters collaborations with other Columbia University departments and institutions and appreciates the importance of these extrinsic endeavors.  Please complete the Research Proposal/Collaboration Study Request so that we can assess your proposal in relation to departmental priorities, relation to ongoing studies, and existing infrastructure requirements.  Thank you!

I would like to request data.

In order to help us complete your TRAC request for Clinical Data Warehouse (CDW) Navigator Support, please complete the Emergency Medicine Data Request Form. The more information you provide, the easier it will be to fulfill your request. 

Someone from another department asked me to collaborate on a study in the Emergency Medicine Department.

The Department of Emergency Medicine proudly fosters collaborations with other Columbia University departments and institutions and appreciates the importance of these extrinsic endeavors.  Please complete the Research Proposal/Collaboration Study Request so that we can assess your proposal in relation to departmental priorities, relation to ongoing studies, and existing infrastructure requirements.  Thank you!

I would like to work with a Research Coordinator or Research Intern.

The Research Intern Service is a program that helps to support ongoing research projects at the Columbia Emergency Department (ED). It is a service available to ED faculty and staff. We also welcome outside collaborations, after review by our ED research team. Please click here EM Service Request (approved studies) and complete this questionaire to arrange assistance for your approved study/project. 

Please note that while we do our best to support all RI study requests, due to resource limitations within the program, in general, studies are prioritized by the following order: 

1) FUNDED ED led Principal Investigator (PI) studies 
2) UNFUNDED ED led Principal Investigator Studies studies 
3) FUNDED  non-ED PI studies
4) UNFUNDED non-ED PI studies

I have an IRB question.

I would like to apply for a grant.

Congrats on finding an opportunity! This is the first step in the proposal development process.  This information will help me understand what you are applying will also serve as a checklist.  Please complete all of the fields in the Proposal Development Request to the best of your knowledge. Thank you!

I have a question about an active grant(s) such as budget, effort reporting, procurement, etc.

How do I update my CITI Affiliation?

If you have previously completed coursework in CITI at a different institution, you will need to update your affiliation to "Columbia University" under Institutional Courses. Please follow the instructions listed below. 

Instructions:

  1. Log in via CITI under your current Institution.
  2. On the main page, next to "Where Would you like to affiliate with another Institution?", click on "Add Affiliation" . 
  3. On the next page, in the blank box, type in "Columbia University" and click on both small boxes to Agree the terms and Affirm the affiliation. 
  4. Proceed to click "Continue", and the screen will take you back to the main page. 
  5. Next to "Would you like to remove an existing affiliation? ", please click on "Remove Affiliation" to remove your previous institution.

After you have completed the instructions listed above, you should be able to see "Columbia University" under your affiliation. 

For assistance and/or inquiries, please contact EMresearch@cumc.columbia.edu

Are my Rascal Training Courses transferrable?

Please see below for the list of Rascal training courses that are transferrable. 

  • TC0087 Human Subjects Protection Training (includes Minors and FDA)
    • TC0088 Research with Minors 
    • TC0089 FDA Regulated Research
  • TC3450 Good Clinical Practice Training (Initial)
  • TC3452 Good Clinical Practice Training (Refresher)

I have a question and I don’t know who to ask.

Please contact EMResearch@cumc.columbia.edu