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.
Provides easily-accessible advice and acts as a connector to data analysis to help investigators 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 (available in-person or online).
The TN-CTSI provides assistance to researchers so that they can maintain a research setting which facilitates research compliance, human subject safety, and data integrity. The staff will provide guidance to researchers regarding the conduct of clinical trials to ensure regulatory compliance. Services may be requested by calling 901-448-CTSI (901-448-2874).
The staff within the TN-CTSI are available to advise researchers on IRB submission questions. Services may be requested by calling 901-448-CTSI (901-448-2874).
We are dedicated to supporting recruitment and retention of research participants through a variety of mechanisms including use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). With our strong community connections and positive regard for conducting clinical and community-based programs, we have been extremely successful in previous research studies in recruiting and retaining diverse underserved population groups. We understand the importance of community engagement for successful recruitment and retention, and relying on a multifaceted approach using novel tools and methods to reach the whole population of our catchment area. Our plan to support recruitment and retention of participants will be using enhanced continuous improvement methods while aligning with our community engagement initiatives.
Essential documents are required for research studies and must be maintained in a manner that leads to successful study management. TN-TCSI can provide guidance on the most efficient means to set-up study related documents. Services may be requested by calling 901-448-CTSI (901-448-2874).
The staff within the TN-CTSI are available to advise researchers on budget questions. Services may be requested by calling 901-448-CTSI (901-448-2874).