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The University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is an integral part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) nationwide network that provides the support necessary to bridge the gap between innovative approaches to research and effective clinical and public health practice and policy.

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About Us

We help synthesize University-wide programs and new initiatives to promote a more comprehensive understanding of the tangible benefits to health practice that can be realized from clinical and translational research. We are innovation leaders who take great pride in the number of successful projects with which we have assisted.


Guides & Tools

A collection of research-focused guides and tools to help with all aspects of the research process.



The latest information about funding announcements, opportunities, support and resources.


Education & Training

Find out about ICRE Degree Programs, awards, fellowships, and scholarships plus information about seminars and workshops.


Meet Our Team

Our research facilitators and core divisions offer a wide array of services and specialist knowledge. Together, they can help your research project reach its full potential.

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The Playbooks: Guides to Research Management

Our collection of interactive playbooks matches resources and guidance to the type of research that you are doing. From recruitment and regulatory, the playbooks assist you with the critical stages and activities of your research project.


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Get in contact with CTSI to learn more about Research Services, Guides and Tools, Funding Opportunities, and more.

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News & Events

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In this issue: the fifth annual Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh) awards, new NIH funded genome centers, funding opportunities, regulatory updates, a…

November 7, 2018
PInCh Awards $475K to Spur Innovation Around Human Performance

A total of $475,000 in prizes was awarded at the Pitt Innovation Challenge final event, in which teams competed with projects aimed at improving human…

September 27, 2018
Researchers Find Animations to be Effective in Accurately Measuring Pain

To improve communication about pain between patients and physicians, a team led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC has develope…

August 6, 2018
All of Us Research Study

Altoona - Did you inherit a gene that makes you achy when you take drugs to lower your cholesterol? Could your genetics make you more likely to develo…

May 23, 2018
‘All of Us’ Million Person Precision Medicine Initiative Launches, Seeks Volunteers

Erricka Hager (center), health advocate at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, listens as audience members at a May 2 press conference ask her and…

May 16, 2018

Participant Recruitment and Engagement

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Pitt+Me is an innovative voluntary database of individuals who have consented to be contacted for potential participation in research studies. The Registry’s novel software matches participants with studies for which they may be eligible. To date, the Registry has had more than 170,000 participants.