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Thursday, February 15
PS1 Poster Session 1 and Opening Mixer Thu, Feb 15, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Salons F-I

Collaborative Process to Efficiently Produce Publications in Multicenter Research (303638)

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T. Charles Casper, University of Utah, Department of Pediatrics 
*Cody S. Olsen, University of Utah, Department of Pediatrics 
Angie Webster, University of Utah, Department of Pediatrics 

Keywords: Coordination, Communication, Collaboration, Tools, Manuscript, Publication, Analysis

Collaborative research is an effective way of answering questions and yields many publications. In research, it is important to disseminate study results quickly, through publication. This requires communication and coordination between investigators, statisticians, and others. We developed a process and tools to facilitate efficient publication of multiple manuscripts for one study. Tools include: (1) manuscript list identifying planned manuscripts; this transparently tracks manuscript progress through publication (2) manuscript request form (MRF) completed by investigators (3) manuscript analysis plan (MAP) with variable definitions, statistical analysis methods and mock tables/figures. This process begins early during enrollment by creating the manuscript list followed by a MRF and MAP for each manuscript. Prior to study end, statisticians perform analysis and create tables/figures based on each MAP. Investigators receive results immediately after study end, resulting in rapid publication. We implemented this process in multicenter randomized controlled trials. We will show time-to-publication, total publications, and other measures to evaluate this process.