Clinical Translational Research Services (CTRS)

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We're dedicated to improving the quality and efficiency of research. 

CTSI's Clinical Translational Research Services team does this by serving University of Minnesota teams, and pursuing innovative ways to improve the clinical research process.

Diagram of how CRSC supports researchers via recruitment, regulatory, biostats, feasibility, and budgeting

In addition, we work closely with other groups from CTSI and the University that serve researchers. Researchers receive this expert support through the Clinical Research Support Center.

More services for researchers

Expanding recruitment opportunities to accelerate accrual

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StudyFinder gives Minnesotans an easier way to find clinical trials and other health research studies at the University of Minnesota.


Training investigators and study staff

Through high-quality training, our Translational Workforce Development (TWD) team aims to improve the efficiency, quality, and ethics of research. We have training programs and continuing education opportunities for:

  • Research coordinators
  • Research nurses
  • PIs
  • Project managers
  • Regulatory experts
  • Other study team members involved in health research

Impact: Clinical Research Support Center

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