The Wright Center offers a wide range of services and tools for people who are embarking on or conducting a research project through any department or school within the university. We are here to provide support for you to accomplish your research goals.
As clinical data becomes easier to collect and the reliance of evidence-based research becomes important in patient care, the ability to synthesize data for medical is made more paramount. The Wright Center supports the increasingly data-driven clinical experience by providing access to quantitative researchers who can promote quality clinical and translational research. These individuals possess a vast array of expertise that is necessary for the continued translation of data-based knowledge to quality patient care.
The Wright Center works to augment, cultivate, facilitate, and refine high-quality, subject-oriented clinical research. We partner with VCU Health, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Institutional Review Board and other university and hospital service providers to standardize, streamline and support clinical research efforts.
VCU has an enduring commitment to the Richmond region and to Virginia, identifying “collective urban and regional transformation” as a key focus area of its strategic plan Quest 2025. The university has a robust and rigorous community engaged research portfolio, including more than 250 community engaged research projects and more than 1,000 community partnerships. The Wright Center serves as a critical component of this research, bringing academic and community partners together to improve the health and well-being of all people. We mobilize existing strengths in community engagement and team science to engage stakeholder communities at every translational phase to become research partners and form collaborative clinical translational science teams. Working alongside the university’s Division of Community Engagement, Wright Center researchers coordinate VCU-led community engaged research activities to support community members and develop lasting partnerships.
Our team of research professionals help with planning, implementing, conducting, and disseminating research. Our services including identifying and accessing resources, matching researchers with collaborators and providing research training.
The Wright Center supports meritorious clinical and translational health sciences research. The goal of the funding mechanisms is to allow researchers to collect data that will support external funding for work that ultimately improves patient and community health outcomes.
Our multidisciplinary Biomedical Informatics Program supports healthy communities by accelerating the translation of research data to knowledge - bridging the gap between ideas and innovative therapies.
The Wright Center bridges the gap between basic science and improving the health of our community. We serve as the bridge between academics and clinical care, aiming to bolster VCU and VCU Health research by implementing programs and creating tools that allow research teams to meet recruitment goals with ease and efficiency. Our goal is to connect with campus and community stakeholders to assure programs meet the needs of our diverse research enterprise.
The Wright Center offers services, tools, and research-related assistance to researchers at all stages of the process and at any point in their research careers, from someone just getting started with a new study to an experienced principal investigator who is finishing a long-running project. Proper research navigation can help you identify the support you need to achieve your goals.