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What We Do

COMPASS provides study project management and coordination; logistical support; data management and statistical support; Institutional Review Board (IRB) monitoring and compliance; quality control/quality assurance through data review and site visits; web-based data collection and management systems and specimen tracking systems.

Grants and Contracts

  • Budget development and management
  • Grant development and management
  • Human subjects compliance and monitoring

Statistical Support

  • Statistical design
  • Statistical analysis
  • Development of statistical methods

Study Management and Coordination

  • Protocol development and coordination
  • Project development
  • Project management and monitoring
  • Facilitate team meetings
  • Provide communications systems
  • Manual and form development
  • Governance documentation
  • Support for publications and presentations
  • Development and hosting of custom web-based study administration, data collection, and reporting tools
  • Data management and quality control
  • Regulatory guidance and support
  • Development of SOPs
  • Data Safety and Monitoring Committee (DSMC) support

Field Activities and Study Monitoring

  • Field site setup, training, support, and monitoring, including site visits
  • Participant recruitment and retention strategies
  • Participant follow-up (in-person, telephone, mail) and tracking

Endpoint/Outcome Activities

  • Medical records abstraction
  • Review and adjudication procedures
  • ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding
  • Other coding as needed per research protocol

Specimen Banking

  • SOP creation
  • Storage and maintenance
  • Tracking and information management systems
  • Quality assurance methods

Data Harmonization and Common Data Elements

  • Develop and curate data elements with accompanying metadata and data dictionaries
  • Harmonize data from disparate sources and document the harmonization process
  • Produce annotated, standardized data sets for analysis