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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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What do the polio vaccine, CPR, and double-organ transplantation have in common? They were all discovered thanks to researchers at the University of…

October 16, 2019
PInCh Awards $460K to Stimulate Innovation

A total of $460,000 in prizes was awarded at the Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh®) final event where teams presented their bold solutions to importan…

September 26, 2019
Pitt Challenge Hackathon

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
Blazing a Trail: Erricka Hager

A lifelong love of books about science and history, coupled with a family of generations of strong black women, has led Erricka Hager to a space of co…

August 20, 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

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.