The AJRR-C's Methodology Core leverages Mayo Clinic's unique clinical research expertise in epidemiology, statistics, health sciences research and informatics, and the data resources to enhance clinical research in total joint replacement at the national level. The collaborative accomplishes this by:
- Providing consultation, education and mentoring services for investigators
- Examining and optimizing existing databases and clinical research networks to identify the most informative study populations and study designs
- Developing and disseminating novel methodologies for observational and interventional study designs
Consulting, education and mentoring
The Methodology Core provides two unique resources for researchers in the field. The Methodology Consultation Resource offers expert advice on all aspects of total joint replacement research, while the Education and Mentoring Resource provides web-based educational offerings and mentoring resources.
Methodology Consultation Resource
The Methodology Consultation Resource provides support in:
- Study design
- Protocol development
- Power calculations
- Data management
- Statistical analysis
- Grant writing
Depending on need, consultation services may include developing new statistical tools or enhancing the infrastructure necessary for total joint replacement research by improving links between databases.
The Methodology Consultative Resource is interdisciplinary, with expertise on observational designs, use of secondary data sources and clinical trials.
Contact the AJRR-C to request a consultation.
Education and Mentoring Resource
The Methodology Core is developing educational modules based on Mayo Clinic's previously established and successful online education modules and is customized to total joint arthroplasty clinical research.