The University of Pittsburgh CTSI is organized into 12 Core divisions. Through our Cores, CTSI provides specialized resources, education, and expertise to support a wide range of clinical and translational research.
The Biomedical Modeling Core helps investigators integrate sophisticated computational models into their research in order to enhance efficiency, discover patterns, and make predictions.
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.
The Community PARTners Core connects investigators with community members and organizations through partnerships designed to promote diversity and encourage participation in research studies.
Participant & Clinical Interactions
The Participant and Clinical Interactions Core maintains specialized research facilities and resources that foster innovation, quality, and efficiency in study conceptualization, conduct, and dissemination.
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.
The Pilot Funding Core provides funding and resources for novel pilot translational research projects.
The Recruitment Innovation Unit provides recruitment resources to help study teams increase participant enrollment for single site and multi-center research studies.
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.
Engaging Special Populations
The Special Populations 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 Trial Innovation Unit helps investigators address challenging administrative and regulatory issues in an effort to facilitate faster, more efficient implementation of clinical trials.