The ABA Burn Research Network (ABuRN) oversees all ABA-affiliated clinical trials, functioning to guide and support all aspects of the clinical research enterprise.

The purpose of ABuRN is to facilitate the successful execution of burn research in order to advance modern burn care. ABuRN services are available to investigators or entities wishing to utilize the infrastructure to advance research in the field.

ABuRN is comprised of three components that can be utilized together or in a modular manner to meet your specific needs.

ABA Central Office (CO)

Full clinical trial management capabilities with low overhead – the ABuRN financial engine

  • Assist with & coordinate IRB/HRPO submissions & communications
  • Assist with & coordinate reporting
  • Direct & manage site contracting
  • Direct & manage site reimbursement
  • Coordinate & compensate DSMB
  • Support DCC & BSAP ABuRN activities

Data Coordinating Center (DCC)

Full CRO capabilities, but will not provide FDA consulting

  • Assist with & coordinate IRB/HRPO submissions
  • Direct & manage forms development (paper CRFs, eCRFs, etc…)
  • Direct & manage site initiation visits
  • Data collection, mangement, & security
  • Centralized document management for reporting
  • Assist with & coordinate study reporting
  • Statistical support

Burn Science Advisory Panel (BSAP)

The intellectual capital of ABuRN

  • Assist with protocol development
  • Assist with & coordinate site recruitment
  • Provide comprehensive trial oversight
  • Assist with establishment of DSMB
  • Provide oversight of DSMB
  • Provide mechanism for direct, efficient interface with individual site PIs to insure a study runs smoothly & any issues are rapidly resolved
ABuRN Track Record
  • Successful management of 11 studies, at 43 Burn Centers, over 8 years, and totaling $22M in funding
  • Demonstrated capability of being able to flex staffing and skill sets both up & down to meet study needs at any given time
  • Fully capable to provide all components for successful clinical trial management & willing to do so in a modular (a la carte) manner
  • 2 industry contracts actively under management for clinical trial assistance