The University of Minnesota joined the national Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium in June 2011.

Since then, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has been hard at work building a new kind of infrastructure for research—one that is financially sustainable, flexible, operationally efficient, and always focused on the ultimate goal of better health.

By the numbers: How we support researchers

Providing services and support for the entire spectrum of clinical and translational research

  • Awarded more than $22.2 million in research funds to support 325+ University faculty investigators conducting a wide range of projects, from early-stage translational research to clinical research to community-engaged research (note: includes K Scholars). 
  • 640+ investigators representing 12 schools and colleges across the University have used our clinical service offerings.
  • Over $3.2 million in research funds have been awarded to support 65+ early-stage translational research projects at the University.
  • A network of 160+ University and industry experts has provided project-specific guidance on translational research projects, working as part of 35+ individual project teams and 2 standing committees.
  • Helped form 50+ community-University research teams by matching University faculty investigators with community collaborators such as nonprofits, health care providers, and community advocates.

Giving researchers access to data, tools, and information technologies

  • Fulfilled 320+ requests for data from our clinical data repository, which houses the electronic health records of more than 2.2 million patients and can be used for research purposes (since July 2013). 
  • 210+ investigators and research staff have used i2b2 to determine if they have a large enough cohort of patients for their study (since July 2013).

Advancing the research careers of faculty, staff, and students

Unless noted otherwise, figures are cumulative from 2011 -- when CTSI joined the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium -- to present.