The Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) connects the research workforce to expertise, services, and technology that may be needed to accelerate the translation of discoveries into clinical practice leading to improvement in human health.
Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD) unit
Provides easily-accessible advice and connects investigators to data analysis to help them produce scientifically rigorous, reproducible, and publishable research. The BERD unit combines experts in epidemiology, biostatistics, biomedical informatics, community engagement and molecular informatics. Schedule a one-on-one appointment with an expert today via email or Book an Appointment.
The TN-CTSI assists helps researchers meet to regulatory requirements, protecting human subject safety and data integrity. Our staff provides guidance regarding clinical trials conduct to ensure regulatory compliance. Request services by calling 901-448-CTSI (901-448-2874) or via email.
IRB Submission Assistance
The TN-CTSI staff are available to advise researchers on IRB submission questions. Request services by calling 901-448-CTSI (901-448-2874) or via email.
The TN-CTSI staff are available to advise researchers on budget questions. Request servicesby calling 901-448-CTSI (901-448-2874) or via email.
Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC)
We support recruitment and retention of research participants through a variety of mechanisms including use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Our strong community connections and positive regard for conducting clinical and community-based programs have made us extremely successful in recruiting and retaining diverse underserved population groups for studies. We understand the importance of community engagement for successful recruitment and retention, and using novel tools and methods to reach the whole population of our catchment area.