Consultations and services

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The Clinical and Translational Science Institute provides University of Minnesota research teams with a wide range of services and expert consultations to support the entire spectrum of translational research. Many offerings are available to individuals outside the University as well.

Biostatistical support
Support from a biostatistician and/or database programmer who can help with database development and management, statistical design, monitoring, analysis, and more.

Clinical data access and consulting
Direct access to clinical data from the electronic health records of more than 2 million patients and support from data analysts in extracting and managing that data.  

Clinical facilities and staff
Services for conducting research, including clinical research facilities, support staff, and procedures.

Community-engaged research
Support for conducting community-engaged research, including expert consultations and assistance finding research partners in the community or at the University.

Ethical consultations
Ethical consultations to identify, analyze, and resolve ethical issues pertaining to human studies.

Multi-site study support
Support for select multi-site studies – such as those requiring large sample sizes – via a new regional consortium called the Midwest Area Research Consortium for Health (MARCH).

Nutrition research support
Nutrition research expertise and support for clinical protocols. 

Recruitment consultations
Assistance developing recruitment strategies that leverage recruiting technologies, University networking, and community partnerships.

Regulatory support
Regulatory support for assistance with IND and IDE applications to the FDA, clinical trial monitoring, and navigating clinicaltrials.gov. 

Study management and coordination
Support for all aspects of your clinical study including study start-up, conduct, and closeout.

Translational research support
Expert guidance on creating a development strategy, mapping out projects, overcoming regulatory hurdles, and taking the necessary steps to advance basic science to human applications.