Core Services

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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.

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Biomedical Modeling


The Biomedical Modeling Core helps investigators integrate sophisticated computational models into their research in order to enhance efficiency, discover patterns, and make predictions. 

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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.

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Community Engagement


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


 

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Participant & Clinical Interactions


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

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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.

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Innovation


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


 

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Pilot Funding


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

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Recruitment Innovation


The Recruitment Innovation Unit provides recruitment resources to help study teams increase participant enrollment for single site and multi-center research studies.

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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.


 

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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.

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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.

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Trial Innovation


The Trial Innovation Unit helps investigators address challenging administrative and regulatory issues in an effort to facilitate faster, more efficient implementation of clinical trials.