The Integrating Special Populations (ISP) Program of the MACHE and the Clinical and Translation Science Institute (CTSI) aims to assist WFBMC investigators by increasing involvement of special populations in clinical studies in order to build trust between communities and researchers though: training, voucher programs, language services, research navigation and consultations. The program especially encourages research opportunities for:
- Older adults (65 years of age and older)
- Children and adolescents (17 years of age and younger)
- Underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities
The goal of the ISP program is to offer services to support clinical studies in the inclusion of special populations to:
- Meet the health needs of patients across diverse populations.
- Increase knowledge about the extent to which different subgroups might respond to prevention.
- Diagnose and treat diseases and assure the safety and effectiveness of prevention.
Studies that identify recruitment and retention barriers and have a financial need may request funds for transportation (including parking passes) child and adult care, study advertisement, incentives. You can view voucher guidelines here.
Do you have a service request?
- Submit a service request for consultations, trainings and document translation.
Do you need language services?
- Document translation
- On-site Spanish interpreting and Video Remote Interpreting for several languages including ASL
- Bilingual Research Participant Navigation
- Assistance with recruitment, consent and qualitative follow-up
- Guiding participants through the research process
The Be Involved en Español project advertises in Spanish for studies that are specifically trying to recruit Hispanics. Studies that are part of the Be Involved en Español project have access to all MACHE services and have access to bilingual research staff to seamlessly include Spanish-speaking participants.