The development and access to, cutting-edge technologies, integrated databases, laboratories, clinics, and other scientific resources have been identified as critical undertakings in clinical and translational research. Penn State has had a long history and outstanding institutional support for shared technology and services, as well as a successful record of obtaining outside funding for these resources. The Translational Technologies and Resources Program builds upon this strong culture of research collaboration, as well as a host of existing and developing core resources, to facilitate access to existing resources and to gather the information and funding necessary to create new resources needed to strengthen clinical and translational research. The goal of this program is to transform the manner in which technology and services are provided to our research teams so that they are provided with enhanced access to translational technologies and knowledge bases that cover the spectrum of clinical and translational science. The Translational Technologies and Resources program strengthens our focus on resources that are relevant to clinical and translational research, and promote the elimination of barriers to more wide-spread use of existing and future facilities for CTSI-related research.
The program provides several services: 1) maintains an accurate and up-to-date catalogue of current Penn State resources relevant to clinical-translational undertakings; 2) keeps abreast of developing technologies relevant to the research foci of the CTSI; 3) maintains and enhances current centralized web-based descriptions of Penn State resources, including enhanced educational descriptions of how these resources can be used; and 4) provides researchers unfamiliar with particular technologies and resources with information and training so that these resources can be used to their maximal capabilities.
For more information about CTSI resources and services, please use this request form.