The harvest of science should reach bedside.
The most important source of the harvest is clinic with support
from lab and final weeding process by statistical methods.
We, at the Tata Memorial Hospital are bestowed with the widest
range of patients in large numbers and finest laboratory support.
A unique centre ' Clinical Research Secretariat ' was commissioned
in 1997 to temper the vast data generated from clinics/laboratory
and draw meaningful conclusions with clinical endpoints.
The CRS offered a wide range of services from
collection, maintenance, quality control & analysis of data
to design & execution of prospective trials of importance
to the institute and nation. The primary aim was to generate
easily testable hypothesis from focused retrospective analysis
or laboratory studies. To test novel avenues with survival
or quality of life end points in observational studies or
randomized trials. To support mega-trials from multiple centres
spread all over India. To rethink on more technology in patient
care and challenging dogma with appropriate clinical studies.
To collate published evidence by Meta-analysis to define the
state of art treatment.
CRS has supported over 50 retrospective studies,
18 prospective studies from clinic and lab, 25 randomized
clinical trials and 10 meta-analyses. Majority of the studies
have been either presented or published in peer reviewed journals.
SOP for Clinical Research Secretariat ( Pdf Format)