The CTSC offers a wide variety of resources and services to assist investigators. This website and our brochure provides detailed information about the services accessible through the Request Services button found throughout this website.

Biomedical Informatics

The Biomedical Informatics program offers data planning and implementation services to researchers through database development and management; EMR data retrieval and cohort discovery; terminology services and training in the use of informatics research tools.

Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design

The Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design program enhances clinical and translational research by delivering statistical expertise to investigators in the form of statistical consultations; grant proposal preparation; study design/protocol development; statistical analysis plan preparation; and data analysis /interpretation.

Clinical Research Center

The CTSC Clinical Research Center provides clinical expertise for biomedical research studies. The research center is not only well-staffed with experienced clinical research nurses and research coordinators, but is also well-equipped and conveniently located on the UC Davis Health campus.

Clinical Trials Office

The Clinical Trials Office provides expertise, guidance, and hands-on support for UC Davis clinical trial investigators and staff. The group provides education and training; clinical research coordinators' for hire; monitoring and quality assurance; budgets and billing; and help with FDA submissions.

Community Engagement

The Community Engagement program connects health researchers with the community by providing education and training; community review board guidance; academic-community partnership formation; recruitment and retention of underserved populations; and health disparities resources.

Research Training, Education, and Career Development

The Research Training, Education, and Career Development program is committed to developing the next generation of independent, highly successful academic faculty and advance the UC Davis Schools of Health. This includes efforts to reorient the culture of the institution to support promotion through team science participation and enhance quality mentoring in the human health sciences. By administering KL2 and TL1 grants and other education and training programs, the CTSC supports research education and training on the institutional level.

Pilot Program

The Pilot program aims to spark innovative and collaborative scientific endeavors by supporting and facilitating robust new research paradigms, technologies, and tools, and through partnerships that enhance team science. Several calls are announced throughout the calendar year which are posted on the website and circulated broadly to the campus community. All funded investigators and the titles of their projects are listed on the CTSC website to highlight their success and innovation.

Research Ethics

The Research Ethics program supports the ethical conduct of research through promotion of education and deliberation about its ethical complexities. The program explores complex ethical questions at all stages of research; offers research ethics education; sponsors symposia to examine ethical and policy issues in translation science; and promotes scholarship that fosters trust in research.

Translational Resources

The overriding objective of the Translational Resources program is three-fold:

  1. Serve a critical facilitator function
  2. Encourage investigators to form multidisciplinary partnerships
  3. Link investigators with the resources needed to undertake innovative studies

To implement these objectives, the program provides ready access to campus services and facilities (see the Facilities, Cores, and Resources site), organizes workshops and symposia with associated calls for pilot projects, and supports local and national translational research initiatives.