Research Commons

HexCCTS supports clinical and translational research across the Partner Network. The CCTS Research Commons domain connects investigators to the expertise and technology they need, including tools, institutional resources, expert consultation and collaborators. The goal? To sharpen science and accelerate the pace of discovery, thereby improving patient care and reducing disparities and diseases that disproportionately affect our region. Learn more

Training Academy

Training-HexCCTS seeks to develop a diverse and highly skilled clinical and translational research workforce well-prepared to collaborate, innovate, and accelerate the pace of scientific discoveries to improve patient care. Our Training Academy domain offers interdisciplinary, educational programs and enrichment activities for research teams across the career arc – faculty, trainees, staff and community members alike – to support a vibrant learning community with the skills, knowledge and perspective to effectively advance research insights to application. Learn more

Clinical Translation

CT-HexThe CCTS supports cutting-edge expertise and facilities to investigators conducting human subjects research. Our Clinical Translation domain provides cost-effective, quality services that exemplify best practice for every stage of the clinical research study lifecycle, from startup through implementation to closeout. Learn more

Engagement of Communities

community-HexThe CCTS supports the development of authentic partnerships between researchers and the populations we serve. Through our Engagement of Communities domain, we provide learning and collaboration opportunities to a wide variety of community stakeholders that foster trust, help establish shared research goals, and speed the translation of knowledge into health improvements for all. Learn more

Special Modules

specialmodules-HexLeveraging unique capacity across the CCTS Partner Network, the CCTS supports distinct research areas in genomic medicine, drug discovery, precision therapeutics and medical device development. This Special Modules domain reflects the CCTS commitment to innovative techniques and technologies that improve the quality, efficiency, and impact of translational research. Learn more

Partner Network

partner-HexThe CCTS reaches across disciplines and across institutional boundaries locally, regionally and nationally to work synergistically with those who share our mission. Our 11-member Partner Network represents unprecedented translational research engagement drawing on complementary expertise, technical capacity and patient populations across the Deep South. We collaborate with a growing number of organizations in support of multisite studies aimed at catalyzing scientific discovery and accelerating those insights to impact health. Learn more

External Resources

Rigor and Reproducibility in Research Additional External Resources

NIHRigor and Reproducibility Scientific rigor and transparency in conducting biomedical research is key to the successful application of knowledge toward improving health outcomes. The information provided on this website is designed to assist the extramural community in addressing rigor and transparency in NIH grant applications and progress reports.

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Biologic Variables

Statistical Methodology

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Historical Perspective – How did we get here?