CTSI's tools & resources
“We want to give people who aren’t affiliated with the University a meaningful way to contribute to research, while arming investigators with insights that can benefit their studies.”
CTSI has released an updated protocol for any videos, photos, or media interviews occurring in the three clinical research facilities operated by CTSI: the Delaware Clinical Research Unit (DCRU), the Masonic Clinical Research Unit (MCRU), and the Lillehei Clinical Research Unit (LCRU).
“Nearly 70 people contacted us to express interest in one of our studies after seeing it on StudyFinder, through virtually no effort on our end. StudyFinder is the most innovative, efficient tool for recruiting participants I’ve used in my 27-year clinical research career.”
- Patricia Lenton, RDH, MA, CCRP, who directs the Oral Health Research Clinic at the University’s School of Dentistry
CTSI has enhanced the Clinical Translational Research Portal's (CTR Portal) Time Sheet module to create a better experience for the University of Minnesota research teams who use it.
CTSI team members and select service units and departments use Time Sheet to track the effort staff spend on research projects.
Beginning next week, the DeptID for the department administering the research project will be required for all new requests for services submitted in CTSI’s Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) Portal and project set-up requests made to email@example.com.
The DeptID field ultimately identifies a departmental contact who will be informed of the project and may be called on for assistance (e.g., during invoice processing).
The following Academic Health Center (AHC) departments have recently started using OnCore, with support from CTSI's OnCore team: Psychiatry, Medicine (remaining groups), Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Physical Medical Rehabilitation, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, and Family Medicine.
The University of Minnesota’s health research website, StudyFinder, was recently adopted, customized, and launched by Penn State University, which makes it the first institution outside the University to adopt the tool. In addition, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) launched its StudyFinder website today for use in that community.
In addition to histology, immunohistochemistry and digital imaging services, CTSI’s Biological Materials Procurement Network (BioNet) tissue procurement facility provides researchers with high-quality tissue procurement services in compliance with best industry practices and current regulations.
Last month CTSI hosted an event for AHC faculty to learn more about CTSI, its vision moving forward and how it can help advance the careers and research of University investigators.
Earlier this year, CTSI submitted an application to renew its Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). CTSI’s proposal focuses on enhancing the scope, quality, and efficiency of team-based clinical and translational science research, with the ultimate goal of improving human health.
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