Translational Research Support Facility (TRSF)

CTSI has established the Translational Research Support Facility (TRSF) to provide infrastructure and support services for researchers involved in all types of human studies.  Researchers can initiate this process by contacting CTSI staff via this form and indicating they wish to learn more about the TRSF and its capabilities for potentially supporting their particular line of research.  CTSI staff will contact and assist researchers with an initial review of project logistics and assessment of project needs generally, as well specific to several TRSF services.

TRSF Service Descriptions:

Study Coordination

The TRSF can provide access to professionals experienced in a variety of levels of human research. Clinical study coordination services include study planning, regulatory documentation completion, investigator meeting attendance, study start- up and sponsor initiation visit support, participant recruitment,  test administration, drug administration, source document creation, data collection, case report form completion, support of sponsor monitoring visits through study close out and miscellaneous clinical services. The coordinators come from a variety of health backgrounds, and some are certified by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). The coordination needs for a specific study can be accommodated through a variety of fee schedule options..

Services/Procedures

Study coordinators and other qualified personnel can provide support for clinical assessments, dispense medications through a variety of delivery methods, and can administer tests such as ECG/EKG, spirometry, urine dipstick and urine pregnancy tests.  Staffing also will be skilled in a variety of areas such as electronic data entry and administration of neurocognitive rating scales, and can provide assistance with determining best methods for sample collection, processing and analysis as well as connection to other core laboratories and services.

Dedicated Research Clinic, Lab, and Sample Processing Space

CTSI has identified available research space that can be utilized for human research as part of the services provided by the TRSF.  The space includes outpatient exam rooms, interview rooms for specialized testing and completing of questionnaires, and storage areas.  A blood drawing area and instrumentation to assist in the collection, processing, storage, and shipping of research samples are available.

CTSI has rates for:  Clinical Research Coordinators, Medical Assistants, Nurses, and/or Facility use.  Our employees are for hire in our facility, in your clinic, both on or off campus locations, as well as our ability to travel for community-based studies.  If you are interested in using any of our services please complete this form so we can contact you to discuss your needs and quote the services for your project.

Contact us for additional information.