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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: Resources for Research

Our collection of interactive playbooks provide guidance on recruitment and regulatory issues, as well as information on using social media to promote research.


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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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Coordinator Connect Newsletter: Winter 2023 Preview image

In our Winter 2023 issue, you will find guidance on simplifying informed consent documents, funding opportunities, upcoming events, and more.

February 15, 2023
Coordinator Connect: Fall 2022

Inside you will find guidance on study website design and information about a new Dissemination and Implementation Science speakers series, a new NIH…

November 16, 2022
Coordinator Connect: Summer 2022

Inside you will find information regarding free participant recruitment and engagement study materials templates, CTSI and NIH updates, information ab…

August 17, 2022
Training the Next Generation of Research Assistants

Developed by CTSI for the Bidwell Training Program's Medical Assistant major, the STricklAnd Research Training (START) program, is a free, customized…

July 20, 2022
PAIN 2022 Awardees Announced

CTSI is excited to announce the awardees of the Virginia Kaufman Pain Research Challenge 2022: STOPP: Stomp Out Peripheral Artery Disease Pain and Neu…

July 13, 2022

Upcoming Events

Linguistic Justice in Research Conference

This conference focuses on promoting equitable inclusion of non-English speaking participants and communities in research. Speakers will discuss how to promote linguistically and culturally affirming practices in research and will review multilevel solutions to improving language equity.

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.