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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, in addition to 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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The Pitt Challenge Hackathon invites all students to compete to solve some of the biggest challenges facing healthcare today. Teams will be judged on…

August 21, 2019
Coordinator Connect Newsletter: Summer 2019

In this issue: novel forms of informed consent, tools for protocol and biosketch development, expansion of CTSI's Integrating Special Population Core,…

August 14, 2019
Finding a Rose in the Concrete: Richard Garland

In 1992, Richard Garland graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, a year after being released from the Western Penitentiary. Since then, Garland…

June 11, 2019
National Health Study Gains Local Participants as it Pushes for 1 Million

A year after the local launch of the nationwide All of Us health study, researchers in the landmark precision-medicine collaboration have more than 14…

June 5, 2019
From Bench to Bedside: Maliha Zahid

As a young girl, Maliha Zahid knew what she wanted to do – become a doctor. Yet, after becoming a doctor Maliha decided she also wanted to become a…

May 21, 2019

Participant Recruitment and Engagement

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Pitt+Me Registry, a database of more than 200,000 adult and pediatric participants, 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.