Opportunities for Investigators to Participate in Network Activities

Opportunities for Investigators to Participate in Network Activities

BMT CTN provides many opportunities for investigators including new and early-stage investigators to participate in the Network. Individuals interested in any of the opportunities below are encouraged to talk to their BMT CTN site PI to pursue the nominations process, since, in general centers are limited to only one representative on Protocol Teams, Committees and Task Forces.

  • Serve as Local PI / Enroll Patients on a Study
  • Serving as your center’s PI or Sub-PI for a BMT CTN study and/or enrolling patients on studies are great ways to be involved in the Network’s research.  Individuals may be site PIs for more than one BMT CTN trial.
  • Participate in Steering Committee meetings
  • Steering Committee calls and in-person meetings are open to all U.S. investigators at participating Core and Affiliate Centers
  • To be added to the Steering Committee distribution list, contact bmtctn@emmes.com
  • Additional information may be found on the BMT CTN Administrative MOP page.
  • Apply to serve on a Protocol Team
  • Nominations are solicited for every new Protocol Team via Steering Committee membership emails.
  • This is an excellent way for new or early-stage investigators to gain experience in designing a multicenter clinical trial.
  • Nominees must be from centers that plan to participate in the study.
  • Additional information may be found on the BMT CTN Administrative MOP page.
  • Apply to serve as a Committee Member
  • Participating on Committees is an excellent way for new and early-stage investigators to get to know the Network and meet colleagues from other centers. The BMT CTN has 6 Technical Committees. Terms are for 3-years and nominations are solicited annually. See Technical Committees page for details.
  • There are ad hoc Committees charged with evaluating a certain topic or issue. Solicitations for nominations are sent via email to the Steering Committee distribution list.
  • Additional information may be found on the BMT CTN Administrative MOP page.
  • Serve as a Medical Monitor
  • Each new study requires a Medical Monitor at study activation.
  • Medical Monitors are physicians familiar with the conduct of clinical research and regulatory requirements for safety monitoring and reporting.
  • To avoid bias, they may not enroll patients or care for patients enrolled in a study on which they serve as Medical Monitor.
  • Medical Monitors are financially compensated for their work.
  • To indicate your interest in serving as a Medical Monitor, please contact bmtctn@emmes.com
  • Additional information may be found on the BMT CTN Administrative MOP page.
  • Participate on an Endpoint Review Committee
  • A study-specific Endpoint Review Committee (ERC) conducts a review of the data informing study endpoints, confirms subject eligibility, and assesses protocol compliance.
  • The Protocol Chairs nominate ERC members and include protocol team members and/or early-stage investigators.
  • If you are interested in serving on the ERC, please reach out to the study Protocol Chairs directly.
  • Additional information may be found on the BMT CTN Administrative MOP page.
  • Submit a New Study Concept
  • Proposals for clinical trials may be submitted from members of BMT CTN Core Centers, Affiliate Clinical Centers or others outside the Network.
  • Parties interested in submitting a proposal for consideration may complete the Proposed New Study Concept Form and return it to bmtctn@emmes.com.
  • Submit a Correlative Study Proposal
  • The BMT CTN has a vast collection of research samples and clinical data from BMT CTN trials. Investigators at all career stages are encouraged to submit a proposal for ancillary or secondary analyses to use these resources.
  • See Correlative Study Proposals page for details.