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CCTS provides services to investigators, through our research service cores. For more information contact our Investigator Interface Coordinator, Lauren Walsh at or (312) 413-7316, or visit our Web site at

Research Service Cores

Biomedical Informatics (BI) Core:Offers assistance to investigators in understanding processes for using UIMCC medical records data for research purposes and coordinating research requests involving VA data with the VA Information Resource Center (VIReC).  Provides help in finding collaborators using the UICollaboratory, a research social networking tool that contains profiles of health science faculty members at UIC and UIUC. The BI Core also provides educational opportunities and technical assistance.

Clinical Interface Core (CIC): Provides the UIC research community with a physical facility and a core of clinical research professionals (including nurses, study coordinators, and dieticians) trained in data collection, development of source documentations, adverse event reporting, protection of research subjects, orientation of other professionals to clinical research facilitation, and education of subjects regarding clinical research.

Community Engagement and Research Core (CERC): Focuses on three primary aims: building and augmenting collaborative research partnerships; supporting community-centered, culturally competent research; and ensuring dissemination of research findings to promote policy change.

Design and Analysis Core (DAC): Offers complete consultative services to investigators in the conceptualization, design, conduct and analysis of their research studies. Study design development, protocol review; instrument and data collection design; randomization, random sampling; sample size determination/ power analysis; and data analysis and reporting.

Regulatory Support , Advocacy and Bioethics Core (RSAB): Offers customized services to meet your needs: Concierge services that include a coordinated and simplified approach to regulatory compliance tasks; Research Participant Advocacy; and education and training programs on regulatory topics.

Translational Research Resources (TRR): Provides resources to meet the evolving needs of clinical and translational researchers on campus in order to promote new scientific advances and facilitate innovative and collaborative research

Research Programs

Research Education and Careers in Health (REACH): Offers a range of educational programs from an undergraduate Honors College course to a Master's in Clinical Translational Sciences; seminars; mentoring services (including professional development consultations and grant reviews) for investigators interested in pursuing clinical and translational research careers.

Novel Translational and Collaborative Studies: The CCTS may help you in forming collaborations or collaborative research groups through our matchmaking service. The Novel Translational and Collaborative Studies component of the CCTS, with the aid of the CCTS Translational Research Academy, and information gathered through the biomedical informatics infrastructure, will identify and catalyze new collaborations leading to team-based translational projects.

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