The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland provides developmental, organizational, financial, and educational support to biomedical researchers as well as opportunities for community members to participate in meaningful and valuable research.
Case Western Reserve University is the site of a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) approved for funding by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through May 2017. The goal of the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) is to provide full service and integrated clinical translational research capability within the Cleveland community that will improve the health of patients in Northeast Ohio through patient-based research. The CTSC also provides career development support for clinical investigators and offers research participant resources in support of technology-intensive studies.
CTSC resources are easily accessed online and/or in person through the Office of the Research Concierge Service, and assure prospective input into proposals by statistics and design experts, ethicists and regulatory experts, and any other expertise that the project requires including research participant resources. The CTSC Research Participant Resources span the range of support for technology-intensive studies that require the resources of the Academic Medical Centers, to local practices, and to the Cleveland community itself. These participant resources are supported by technologic cores; methodological development, community partnership resources, bioethics and regulatory experts, an office for comparative effectiveness research (CER), and an infrastructure to provide biomedical informatics.