CTSI's tools & resources

July 16, 2013

There is a new process for obtaining clinical data for researchers at the University of Minnesota. Health researchers now have access to clinical data from the electronic medical records of patients seen at Fairview Health Services hospital and clinics.

July 15, 2013

i2b2 is a cohort discovery tool - this tool assists the researchers in determining the number of patients matching key study criteria. These criteria include patient demographics, diagnoses (ICD9 codes), procedures (ICD9 and CPT codes), and clinical information.

July 3, 2013

Effective July 1, 2013, the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) will facilitate scientific assessment of new biomedical research proposals. This assessment may be used to fulfill the scientific review requirement when submitting applications for full committee medical reviews to the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

April 11, 2013

New enhancements for the CTR Portal have been released that allow study staff to have more direct interaction with individual project records.

March 7, 2013

The University of Minnesota is beginning the process of implementing OnCore® from Forte Research Systems as a single enterprise Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS). The solution will be University-hosted and will support a broad range of clinical research, from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute research units, to cardiology, oncology, public health, pediatric medicine, and other University health-research programs. 

March 7, 2013

Beginning Monday, March 11th, 2013 new hours of operation will be implemented in the Masonic Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) and Delaware Clinical Research Unit (DCRU). 

February 5, 2013

REDCap, or Research Electronic Data Capture, has taken off at the University of Minnesota. REDCap is a software application that provides secure, web-based data entry for clinical studies and a user-friendly interface to create online surveys and databases. 

March 5, 2012

Melissa HansenMeet Melissa Hansen, MLS, CTSI's Research Navigator. Melissa joined CTSI in December 2011, where she serves as the first point of contact for research teams at the University and in the community, connecting them with experts, information, and resources to conduct and learn about clinical translational science research.

October 19, 2011

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) releases its first Research Services Pilot Funding Program Request for Proposals (RFP). This program is designed to increase the competitiveness of UMN investigators for extramural funding. An RFP will be issued twice each year: in October (funding expected to begin in January) and in April (funding expected to begin in July).

October 6, 2011

Are you looking for a more efficient way to capture and manage your data? CTSI may be able to help with REDCap (or Research Electronic Data Capture), a secure web application designed exclusively to support data capture for research.