Our Service Policy
Research consultations are available for eligible RI faculty investigators in the areas of biostatistics, epidemiology, research design, qualitative methods, implementation science, bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, and community engagement and outreach.
The following may submit a request for an Advance RI-CTR research consultation:
- Faculty with appointments at University of Rhode Island or Brown University may request services.
- Research teams with the PI named and contact information included on the request form.
The following may NOT submit a request for an Advance RI-CTR research consultation for their own projects:
- Undergraduate students.
- Graduate students
- Post-doctoral fellows
Advance RI-CTR cannot support student projects, thesis, or dissertation work.
Requests are prioritized according to Advance RI-CTR’s Service Policy.
- Team members who are supporting faculty projects may request and receive services for the faculty project. Residents and students are not eligible for services unrelated to faculty projects.
- All research projects that use Advance RI-CTR services must have current regulatory approval(s), as appropriate.
- Advance RI-CTR requires all investigators to acknowledge Advance RI-CTR in all of their research publications that benefited from any Advance-CTR resources.
What is Clinical and Translational Research?
For the purpose of this Program, "clinical and translational research" are defined below:
Clinical research comprises research with human subjects that is:
- Patient-oriented research. Research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens, and cognitive phenomena) for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects. Excluded from this definition are in vitro studies that utilize human tissues that cannot be linked to a living individual.
- Epidemiological and behavioral studies.
- Outcomes research and health services research
Translational research aims to convert basic research advances to applications in humans and/or research aimed at the adoption of best practices in community health care.