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Rapid Acquistion of Pre- and Post- Incident Disaster Data (RAPIDD) Protocol Designer

Research Protocol, Toolkit
Publicly Available, No Cost
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The RAPIDD Study Protocol (linked below as a related resource) was launched in 2015 to provide researchers with a pre-planned research study protocol to use for rapidly implementing a new study at the time of a disaster. Since its inception, researchers have expressed a desire for development of a repository that will provide even more extensive tools that permit the collection of primary data within 2-3 weeks (or sooner) of a disaster or emergency. In response to this, the RAPIDD Protocol Designer was launched in early 2023. This web-based tool allows researchers to make selections and provide inputs to customize a human subjects research protocol based on their unique scenario. The result is a downloadable document containing protocol language previously approved by the National Institutes of Health Institutional Review Board (NIH IRB) and resources needed to conduct the research such as informed consent form, questionnaires, and sample collection protocols. The goal is to provide documents and resources for rapid deployment at the time of a disaster. Researchers may also use the protocol as a model for developing additional ready-to-use protocols for other disaster research efforts.

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      • English
        • Research Protocol, Toolkit
          • Chemical, Contamination or Release Event, Extreme Weather-Related Event, Geologic Event, Humanitarian Event, Infectious Disease Outbreak, Large-Scale Accident, Large-Scale Violence or Terrorism, Radiation, Contamination or Release Event, Other
            • Extreme Weather-Related Event: Drought, Flood, Hurricane, Temperature, Tornado or Wind Storm, Wildfire
              • Geologic Event: Earthquake, Landslide, Volcanic Eruption
              • Biological or Infectious Agent, Chemical Agent, Physical or Violence Agent, Radiological Agent
                • Biological or Infectious Agent: Allergen, Bacteria, Mold/Fungus, Virus
                  • Virus: Dengue, Ebola, H1N1, Influenza, SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV-1, MERS, West Nile Virus, Zika Virus
                  • Chemical Agent: Air Pollutant, Asbestos, Hormone Disruptor or Hormone Mimic, Metal, Mixture, Nanomaterial, Pesticide/Herbicide/Fungicide
                    • Air Pollutant: Carbon Monoxide, Ground Level Ozone, Particulate Matter, Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon
                  • Physical or Violence Agent: Bomb or Improvised Explosive Device (IED), Debris, Noise
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                    • National Institues of Health
                      • National Institues of Health Source Name: National Institutes of Health NIEHS Clinical Research Branch
                      • National Institues of Health Grant Number: Contract # HHSN273201600002I

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