Our Service Policy

Research consultations are available for all RI investigators in the areas of biostatistics, research design, qualitative methods, and biomedical informatics. Requests are prioritized according to Advance-CTR's Service Policy.

Please Note: 

  • Residents and students are permitted to request research services through the Advance-CTR Service Request Form, so long as their faculty leads serve as the primary point of contact and all non-faculty team members are identified as service recipients.   
  • All research projects that use Advance-CTR services must have current IRB and/or IACUC approval(s), as appropriate.
  • Advance-CTR requires all investigators to acknowledge Advance-CTR in all of their research publications that benefited from any Advance-CTR resources.
  1. Contact us by completing the online Service Request Form

    1. at least 2 weeks in advance for brief consultations

    2. at least 3 months in advance for support requiring a significant time investment, including external grant development

  2. Upon our receipt of the Service Request, you will be contacted by a member of the Advance-CTR team to schedule an initial consultation.

  3. After the initial consultation, a Core member will be assigned to the project.

  4. Final confirmation of service support will be provided in the form of a Service Agreement.

Advance-CTR strives to provide investigators conducting clinical and translational research as much assistance as possible, particularly junior investigators who may not have well established funding sources. We prioritize our services in the following order:

  1. Support for awarded Advance-CTR funded projects.

  2. Proposal preparation support for investigators invited to submit full-proposals for Advance-CTR award mechanisms.

  3. Support for other clinical and translational research projects that align with the goals of Advance-CTR:

    1. Research supported by other IDeA Programs (COBRE, INBRE, etc.)

    2. Proposal preparation support for clinical and translational peer-reviewed proposals and investigator-initiated protocols.

    3. Short-term funded project support where the intention is to produce a specific deliverable within a very short time-frame.

      1. Specific set of preliminary data for grant or manuscript submission

      2. Survey, application, tool, etc.

Costs covered by Advance-CTR:

  • Advance-CTR will cover costs associated with all items included in the prioritization list, in priority order as budget allows, and as outlined in the Advance-CTR Service Agreement.

Costs not covered by Advance-CTR:

  • Long-term post-award support for grants external to Advance-CTR award programs. It is acceptable for Advance-CTR affiliated personnel to be budgeted into external grant budgets.

  • Support for industry sponsored clinical trials.


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