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New Core Focuses on Behavioral and Social Outcomes

A new shared resource is available to investigators at Nationwide Children’s and The Ohio State University (OSU) thanks to collaboration between the institutions via the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS).

The Child Health Behavioral and Social Outcomes Core is a new shared resource available to investigators seeking to incorporate behavioral, social, and economic measures into their research. These methods can be used to characterize samples, measure the effects and side-effects of treatments in clinical trials, track the course of recovery from disease or injury, and/or assess the economic impact of disease.

The Core provides services to investigators holding faculty appointments at OSU, on the main campus and at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The Core will also provide services to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows receiving support from the OSU CCTS.

Investigators can obtain assistance with a variety of services:
•    Consultation in design of research with behavioral components
•    Selection of appropriate behavioral measurement techniques and instruments
•    Assistance in preparing behavioral outcomes sections of grant applications
•    Assistance with collection, scoring, and entry of behavioral and social outcomes data
•    Consultation on data management and analytic strategies suitable for behavioral data
•    Assistance in preparation of manuscripts describing behavioral outcomes

Core services are billed at $50 per hour. Investigators without funding will be provided up to 10 hours of services without charge. If the services will require more than 10 hours, a cost center must be provided for the additional time.

Learn more about the Child Health Behavioral and Social Outcomes Core on the web at, on The Research Institute Intranet (http://REX) under “Shared Resources” or by contacting Grace Wentzel, Clinical Research Services at Nationwide Children's, 614-722-2650 or

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