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PowerTrials Prescreening

What is this resource?

PowerTrials Prescreening is a Cerner-developed, HIPAA compliant prescreening application that enables a Researcher to search the electronic health record (EHR) for potential research participants using pre-established inclusion and/or exclusion criteria. This tool allows for the discovery of potentially eligible patients both at the point of care, and those admitted within a recent timeframe. 

Use of this resource requires 1) An in-person consultation with a CTSI-CN Recruitment/Retention Liaison, 2) General IRB approval of your study, and 3) Specific IRB approval to utilize PowerTrials Prescreening. For more information, please Related Documents below.

Who can use this resource?

All Children’s National Hospital research faculty and staff can utilize PowerTrials Prescreening.

Note: Sub-Investigators and Research Coordinators may initiate the consultation and startup process as a proxy of the Principal Investigator (PI). However, PI involvement is mandatory.

How much does access to this resource cost?

PowerTrials Prescreening is offered at no cost.  To see the cost of other CTSI-CN resources, please visit SPARC Request.

How do I access this resource?

To request more information regarding PowerTrials Prescreening, please register for a “Participant Recruitment Tools Consultation” via SPARC Request.

Who should I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact the INSIGHTS Support Team at

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