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Clinical and Translational Research Centers Network

The Clinical and Translational Research Centers (CTRCs) provide infrastructure, resources and dedicated space to conduct a wide array of clinical research. The resources available to clinical investigators include research nursing, nutrition, informatics, statistics, regulatory and compliance support, and laboratory services. All services are provided as fee-for-service resources - rates are highly subsidized for trainees, junior faculty, and federally funded research.

CTRC Resources include:

  • Blood draws including those for pharmacokinetic (PK) studies
  • Whole room calorimetry and dedicated facilities for sleep studies
  • Infusion and medication administration
  • Measurement of insulin sensitivity via OGTT, IVGTT, MTT, and hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp
  • Nursing and advanced practice (NP, PA, APN) assistance for research procedures such as biopsies
  • Collection of fetal and maternal biological samples including cord blood
  • Lab tests for metabolites, hormones, cytokines, flow cytometry, etc.
  • Cardiovascular imaging (Echo services)
  • Provision of standardized meals for intervention and energy balance studies
  • Measurement of dietary intake and energy expenditure
  • Access to statistical support
  • Access to software for data management and confidential questionnaires administration
  • Assistance with ethical protocol design and research participant advocacy
  • Space for consenting and administration of surveys

CTRC services are available at:


 Scientific Advisory & Review Committee

To access CTRC resources, an investigator must be a CCTSI Member and submit a CTRC protocol for review by the Scientific Advisory & Review Committee (SARC). Upcoming Committee dates are provided below:

 SARC Protocol Deadlines & Meeting Dates

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