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 see
Who can use this resource?
All Children’s National Health System 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?
Please visit the CTSI-CN Faculty and Staff Directory and select the "Clinical Research Navigator" service area to find the person responsible for this resource.
- SPARC Request portal
- Introduction to PowerTrials Prescreening Function Presentation
- Obtaining Access to the Patient Protocol Manager (PPManager) User Guide
- Utilizing the Patient Protocol Manager (PPManager) Application to Run Prescreenng Rule User Guide
- Bear Institute - Dual Position - Instructions for Changing Position User Guide