Tools and Software

CTSI's Clinical Translational Research (CTR) Portal is an interactive, web-based system designed to provide targeted and secure access to research project information. The CTR Portal provides access to:

  • Request CTSI services
  • View and approve invoices for CTSI services
  • A list of your projects included in the CTSI database
  • Links to helpful tools and systems
  • News and information about CTSI

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Not on campus? Connect to VPN to access the Portal.

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web application designed exclusively to support data capture for research.

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The OnCore clinical trial management system (CTMS) provides the University research community with a single, comprehensive system for managing a trial throughout its life cycle.

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The i2b2 Cohort Discovery tool is a self-service tool that allows you to determine if there is a cohort of patients in our clinical data repository that meets your criteria of interest.

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ResearchMatch is a recruitment tool that helps connect researchers and willing volunteers through a free, secure, web-based registry. ResearchMatch can be used for feasibility assessments or for recruitment.

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Experts@Minnesota is the University of Minnesota's research networking and expertise system. It allows anyone to browse or search for a researcher's distinctive expertise, based on publication history, and increases the capacity to identify collaborators and make connections between scholars within and external to the University of Minnesota. 

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To assist with the standardized reporting and aggregation of adverse events, CTSI now offers access to a subscription to MedDRA, the Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities. MedDRA is used to report adverse event data from clinical trials, and for post-marketing reports and pharmacovigilance. MedDRA is a pragmatic, clinically validated terminology that applies to all phases of drug development, excluding animal toxicology. It also applies to the health effects and malfunction of medical devices, and was developed by the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).

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Contact us

Melissa Hansen

Research Navigator
612-625-CTSI (2874)