Core Services

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The University of Pittsburgh CTSI is organized into various Core divisions. Through our Cores, CTSI provides specialized resources, education, and expertise to support a wide range of clinical and translational research.

Implementation Lab

The Implementation Lab is a new effort at CTSI focused on working with health operations partners to help them achieve their goals through the use of cutting edge Dissemination and Implementation Science.

Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design

The Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Core provides statistical and study design consultations, data analysis, and investigator-focused mentoring and training.

Community PARTners

The Community PARTners Core connects investigators with community members and organizations through partnerships designed to promote diversity and encourage participation in research studies.

Clinical Research Facilities

The Clinical Research Facilities Core maintains specialized research facilities and resources that foster innovation, quality, and efficiency in study conceptualization, conduct, and dissemination.

Biomedical Informatics

The Biomedical Informatics Core offers assistance and training regarding cohort discovery, data management, software solutions, and informatics tools in all phases of the research lifecycle.


The Innovation Core offers advanced training, seminars, and workshops in an effort to help bring scientific discoveries to the marketplace.

Pilot Funding

The Pilot Funding Core provides funding and resources for novel pilot translational research projects.

Trial Implementation and Enrollment

The Clinical Trial Accelerator Core helps investigators address challenging administrative, regulatory, recruitment and enrollment issues in an effort to facilitate faster, more efficient implementation of clinical trials.

Regulatory Knowledge & Support

The Regulatory Knowledge and Support Core provides personalized education, training, services, and resources to facilitate regulatory compliance and promote good clinical practice.

Research Inclusivity

The Research Inclusivity Core provides faculty and staff expertise to facilitate the engagement of populations underrepresented in biomedical research across the lifespan.

Team Science & Workforce Development

The Team Science and Workforce Development Core offers training to the translational workforce through educational opportunities that emphasize team science, leadership, and entrepreneurship.


The IMPACT Core offers facilitation, education and resources related to Dissemination and Implementation Science to help ensure research has real-world relevance.

Human-Centered Design

Our Human-centered design (HCD) team provides a structured yet flexible approach to problem solving that puts the people who will ultimately benefit from a solution at the center of the design process.