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Military Suicide Research Consortium (MSRC)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
United States Department of Defense
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System Identifier:
First received: December 9, 2011
Last updated: November 1, 2016
Last verified: December 2015

The Consortium's overall mission can be summarized as follows; each function is developed with the goal of clear military relevance:

  1. Produce new scientific knowledge about suicidal behavior in the military that improves mental health outcomes for the investigators men and women in uniform.
  2. Use high quality research methods and analyses to address problems in policy and practice that have a direct impact on suicide-related and other mental health outcomes for military personnel.
  3. Disseminate Consortium knowledge, information, and findings through a variety of methods appropriate for decision makers, practitioners, and others who are accountable for ensuring the mental health of military personnel. This includes the rapid response function so that queries from decision makers and others to the Consortium are answered with speed and efficiency. Technical assistance and support for decision makers and others is an integral aspect of this Consortium function. This aspect of the Consortium will warehouse knowledge about suicidal behavior in general (e.g., from civilian and international sources as well as from military sources), so that military issues can be informed in a comprehensive manner.
  4. Train future leaders in military suicide research through experience within a multi-disciplinary setting for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars interested in research questions on military suicide of both a basic and applied nature.

Condition Intervention
Suicidal and Self-injurious Behaviour
Behavioral: Cognitive therapy

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Military Suicide Research Consortium

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Suicide [ Time Frame: varies by study ]
    Specific outcomes related to suicide will vary as a function of the individual studies conducted within the consortium

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Suicide [ Time Frame: varies by study ]
    Secondary outcomes related to suicide will vary as a function of the individual studies conducted within the consortium.

Estimated Enrollment: 1500
Study Start Date: September 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
All subjects
Group/Cohort label is not applicable to this umbrella protocol. The Consortium funds specific research teams who will determine the number of group(s)/cohort(s) relevant to their study.
Behavioral: Cognitive therapy
Interventional studies conducted by the consortium focus on a range of cognitive and cognitive-behavioral techniques including cognitive therapy.

Detailed Description:
This is a research consortium responsible for the conduct of a wide range of studies, including clinical trials. All clinical trials funded through the consortium will be registered separately.

Ages Eligible for Study:   17 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Given the age range of active duty military, reservists, and veterans, it is expected that funded Study Principal Investigators will enroll subjects that are young adults (18 to 21 years) to Senior Citizens (over 65 years).

Inclusion Criteria:

  • MSRC studies are inclusive of all individuals who are eligible as defined by each study's protocol regardless of age, gender, race or ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and any other demographic characteristics. Measures and treatments are translated and culturally adapted to the extent possible.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Specific to each investigator's protocol.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01502319

United States, Colorado
Denver VA Medical Center
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80220
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
United States Department of Defense
Principal Investigator: Peter M Gutierrez, PhD VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System Identifier: NCT01502319     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: COMIRB 11-0304
Study First Received: December 9, 2011
Last Updated: November 1, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Self-Injurious Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms processed this record on May 24, 2017