The CCTS seeks to sharpen science across the translational spectrum, from model systems to human biology and clinical application. To that end, we believe the design stage is critical to the success of any study; from receiving a fundable score to achieving meaningful results that ultimately improve human health.

Consult with us as you develop your next grant or protocol—we will ensure the design is rigorous, your methods sound, and that your outcomes will match the aims of your scientific vision. Let our translational and clinical research experts be your guides to achieving research results worth reproducing!

From informal drop-in clinics and "office hours" to scheduled appointments and formal panel reviews, we offer a wide variety of consultative and collaborative opportunities. Below are just a few of our most popular study design supports. 


Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design

This CCTS unit provides clinical and translational investigators access to methodologists with deep expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, outcomes and effectiveness research, and data management. Methodologists are available for consults and collaboration — especially during the critical design and initial implementation phases of projects. Learn more

Project Panels

CCTS offers four types of project panels:

  1. Nascent Projects Panel (NPP) to refine research ideas
  2. Panel Done Quickly (PDQ) to review grants before submission or resubmission
  3. Translational Investigator Exchange Service (TIES) to find collaborators with complementary skill sets 
  4. Innovation Panel (iPanel) to explore the commercialization potential of a discovery and illuminate the IP pathway 

Informatics Gateway

The Gateway gathers experts in the appropriate area of informatics, along with biostatisticians, methodologists, and clinical and translational scientists, to help investigators explore novel research directions and develop collaborative projects. Learn more

Regulatory Support

Is your animal or human study ethical? Does it adequately address all federal and local requirements, such as Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training? Our Clinical Research Support Program (CRSP) helps investigators ensure their study design will meet IRB and funding agency expectations. Learn more

Don't see what you need? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 205-934-7442.