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CTSI's Research Navigator is your first point of contact with questions:
Melissa Hansen
612-625-CTSI (2874)

Research resource: Clinical Research Units

Four facilities are available to University of Minnesota research teams for clinical research visits. Learn more

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.

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

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.

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

Support for your clinical study including study start-up, conduct, and closeout.

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).

Biorepository & Laboratory Services (BLS) is becoming a major translational research resource linking clinical medicine, pathology, and basic and applied research to facilitate high quality and cost-conscious clinical and translational research.

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.

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