Novel Clinical Trials

Driving innovative research to transform novel ideas to better human life

The research community across CU Anschutz Medical Campus performs hundreds of clinical trials in a broad range of research fields – all crucial to answering difficult scientific and health questions, which can lead to the development of new and enhanced drugs and treatments. 

The Novel Clinical Trials Program strives to provide the necessary expertise and resources to expand the research infrastructure to support new and innovative study designs. The program will primarily focus on Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCT).

What are DCTs?

A clinical trial where some or all of the trial activities occur at locations other than the traditional clinical trial sites.


  1. Connect investigators to existing resources
  2. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
  3. Identify resource, personnel, and infrastructure needs
  4. Serve as a central resource to help operationalize novel clinical trials

DCT Working Group

A leadership advisory group that helps the CU Anschutz Research Community that assesses resource, infrastructure, and personnel needs and assists with operationalizing decentralized study designs and approaches.

DCT Community of Practice

A platform for all members of the CU Anschutz Research Community to come together to share ideas, discuss challenges, and troubleshoot solutions for novel ideas and decentralized clinical trials.

Upcoming: Decentralized Clinical Trials Community of Practice Virtual Gathering 
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 from 8 – 9 a.m. MDT

Join our DCT Community of Practice

If you are part of the CU Anschutz research community and would like to join the DCT Community of Practice, please email Kiley B. Vander Wyst, PhD, MPH. 

Visualize the Spectrum of Novel Clinical Trials

Our expertise is the development, implementation, and oversight of decentralized, virtual, hybrid, and pragmatic clinical trials; here's how it works:


Campus Resources

Note: This list of campus resources is in development, and therefore, not exhaustive. If you are aware of another campus resource that is not on this list, please email us.

External Resources

eConsent Platform Vendors

There are a variety of eConsent vendors available to CU Anschutz research teams. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) has reviewed several of these platforms. Below is a summary of the eConsent platforms that the OVCR has met with. If you would like more detailed information, a demo of the platform, and pricing information, please reach out to the company email below.

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