CTSI's tools & resources

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.

September 29, 2011

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has scheduled a planned shut down of the WBOB data center which will impact CTSI systems including the CTR Portal, the clinical research unit scheduling system, and REDCap. The service interruption will begin Saturday afternoon, October 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM. These CTSI systems are scheduled to be restored by 12:00 Noon Sunday, October 2.

September 1, 2011

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Biomedical Informatics team launches UMN Profiles, a web-based tool to help create meaningful connections among the research community in Minnesota and around the world.

August 5, 2011

On Monday, August 1, CTSI released a new web-based system to request research support services, such as project management, regulatory support, clinical procedures, and biostatistical collaboration. The new Request for Services system is part of the launch of the Clinical Translational Research Portal, designed to provide personalized, secure access to research project information for investigators, study teams, and administrators.