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Conducting Multisite Research: Introduction to Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic Research Collaborations

Research that involves personnel, resources, or information from another institution may require additional training or review. This is because each institution may be subject to different regulatory requirements and the institutions may also have different review processes and criteria for approval.

Carilion Clinic is one of Virginia Tech’s closest research partners. During this webinar representatives from Virginia Tech’s Human Research Protection program will be joined by representatives from the Carilion Clinic Human Research Protections Office to discuss the process and requirements for conducting research that involves both Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech.

Conducting Multisite Research: Introduction to Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic Research Collaborations

Sept 26. | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.



Barbara DeCausey

Director, Human Research Protection program

Barbara DeCausey is the director of the Virginia Tech Human Research Protection program. She has more than 10 years of experience in research ethics and public health.

Prior to joining Virginia Tech she was at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  At the CDC she served as the deputy chief for the Clinical Research Branch which manages the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium. The consortium is a unique collaboration of researchers from the federal government, academic medical centers, and domestic and international public health departments conducting clinical trials for the prevention and treatment of TB. 

In her current role she leads a team that works closely with Institutional Review Board (IRB) members and researchers to help ensure the conduct of high-quality ethical research.

Patricia (Trish) J. Winter

Manager, Human Subjects Research and Ethics Education
Carilion Clinic Human Research Protection Office

Trish is a board-certified music therapist, music therapy researcher and educator. Her clinical work has spanned the developmental continuum with a focus on school-based settings—early intervention through high school—and older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. She has collaborated on a number of grant initiatives and is an active clinical researcher.

Prior to her work for Carilion Clinic, she was an associate professor of music and the director of the music therapy program at Radford University, where she taught research methods and professional ethics courses and supervised undergraduate and graduate research projects. She also served on the Institutional Review Board, first as an alternate, then as a full board member.

Trish has a Ph.D. in music therapy from Temple University in Philadelphia and is in the process of finishing her master’s in health care administration at Radford University Carilion.

About the Series

The Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance’s Investigator Series provides researchers with a peer-to-peer forum to share ethical considerations that they make during the design, conduct and dissemination of their research. This style of learning opens the door to new perspectives and meaningful conversations in the pursuit of research excellence.