Research tools

October 11, 2019

Learn more from CTSI leadership on what the Clinical Research Support Center offers.Watch a video from CTSI leadership to learn more about how investigators mentor and lead junior faculty to effectively conduct clinical trials, what the CTSI’s Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC) does, and what the next generation of the center will look like. 

September 6, 2019

A Pharmacist takes notes at her desk, smiling at the cameraThrough CTSI’s Best Practices Integrated Informatics Core, researchers now have access to IBM MarketScan® data, which can be used as reference material and to support research findings for health-related studies. This project was a collaborative venture with College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, Medical School, and Carlson School of Management, with additional funding support from the Office of Academic and Clinical Affairs.

August 15, 2019

Man wearing white lab coat and stethoscope uses a laptop computer at a tableCTSI's Study Budget Tool, designed for Fairview and M Physicians researchers and study team members who are interested in estimating the costs of study visits, is now available for use.

July 22, 2019

Dan Knights, PhD, and Pajau Vangay, PhD, MS, work together in a lab.Researchers from the University of Minnesota and community are expanding upon work done during the Immigrant Microbiome Project that was partially funded by CTSI in 2015. The project identified changes in gut microbiomes in immigrant Hmong and Karen women living in Minnesota and Thailand to potentially uncover why there is a shift or decline in their health once immigrants are living in the United States.

July 2, 2019

A man and woman look at a computer in a library.

CTSI-Ed has curated a library of successful grant applications for clinical researchers to refer to during their own application process. Learn more about the library and how to take advantage of this resource.

May 17, 2019

Nurse draws blood from patientCTSI joins the world-wide celebration May 20 to recognize Clinical Trials Day to honor those who are at the forefront of conducting and raising awareness of clinical trials across the health sciences and throughout the University of Minnesota to improve health.

April 19, 2019

CTSI's online resource for the NIH Study RecordA new online resource, developed by experts in CTSI and the Department of Pediatrics, is now available to University of Minnesota clinical researchers, grant coordinators and others to help them save time when completing the National Institutes of Health Study Record, which is used to collect information on proposed human subjects research, clinical research, and clinical trials.

September 18, 2018

Researchers at the CRSC openingMore than 100 visitors attended the Clinical Research Support Center Open House earlier this month to help celebrate the new center’s grand opening, network with colleagues, and learn about the support and resources available to U of M clinical researchers and study teams.

August 10, 2018

Doctor consulting patientThe Clinical Research Support Center, a partnership among the U's primary clinical research service groups aimed at helping investigators and study teams more efficiently navigate the clinical research environment and advance research projects more quickly, is slated to officially open its doors next month. Attend the Open House 2 to 4pm, Sept. 4.

August 1, 2018

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A CTSI team and supported resource, made possible through CTSI's Clinical and Translational Science Award, is contributing to the Minnesota Cancer Clinical Trials Network (MNCCTN) that aims to expand access to cancer clinical trials for all Minnesotans.

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