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The Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Clinical and Translational Research offers a wide range of services and tools for anyone embarking on or conducting a research project through any department or school within the university. We’re here to provide support for you to accomplish your research goals.

Are you looking for a specific tool or service to help you round out a research study? Here is a comprehensive list of services available through the CCTR. If you have any questions or don’t see the service you were looking for, please contact us.

  • Scientific Review Committee - provides study design, analytic planning and operational feasibility peer review of clinical research before IRB review
  • Collaborative Advanced Research Imaging – Research dedicated MRI scanner for clinical research
  • Research Innovator – offers identification of funding sources (internal and external funding), grant writing, budget development, mentoring, mock study sections and research working groups
  • Clinical Research Services – provides administrative support for clinical research activities as well as support services and facilities
  • Biomedical Informatics – provides tools for analyzing medical, clinical and biological data
  • Research Resources – core laboratories provide services, equipment, expertise and training relevant to clinical and translational investigators
  • Community-engaged research – builds partnerships and collaborates with the Greater Richmond community in research
  • Mid-Atlantic Twin Registry – offers a variety of services to accommodate studies about twins or multiples
  • ResearchMatch – a secure national recruitment registry that brings together researchers and people who are willing to learn more about research studies and clinical trials
  • Program – provides training and support for registration and documentation of study results in

Specialized service facility

The CCTR has been deemed a specialized service facility for some of its services. While the majority of services through the CCTR are provided at no cost, six areas are available as service centers.