Working with CTSI
Key invoicing change through the CTR Portal ensures timely and quality assurance for billling of research services.
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).
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).
CTSI recently began implementing its new service model for how it supports clinical and translational research studies across the University with the goal of providing enhanced services that better align with researchers’ needs and familiarity with how the clinical research work is performed.
“Initial funding from CTSI led to a nearly three-million-dollar NIH grant to advance our research. CTSI’s support enabled us to demonstrate the effectiveness of the treatment we’re investigating, and that further studies on the topic could be feasible, particularly in terms of attracting enough research participants.”
- Dr. Aaron Kelly discussing his research with Children’s Hospital collaborator Dr. Jennifer Abuzzahab, to advance research that has revealed a promising way to help adolescents with severe obesity
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.
“It became clear that if we shifted away from a department-centric research infrastructure to a team approach that engaged CTSI, we could do a better job initiating, executing, and closing out studies.”
- Dr. Maria Hordinsky, Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology. The department has a contract with CTSI that gives them ongoing access to a dedicated clinical research professional.
More than 2 million medical records housed in the CTSI-led clinical data repository have been assigned GPS coordinates, giving researchers a more flexible, precise way to study health issues that involve location.
CTSI’s Informatics Consulting Service can fulfill requests for geocoded data at no cost to researchers at the University of Minnesota and Fairview Health Services.
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