Research Support

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute provides infrastructure and resources that promote interdisciplinary research across campuses, accelerating the time it takes discoveries to benefit human health.

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Clinical Research Support Expand answer

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s clinical research support includes a detailed guidebook for conducting clinical research at Penn State College of Medicine, recruitment tools, fully staffed clinical research centers in Hershey and State College, operational resources through Trial Innovation Network and more.

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Core Facilities Expand answer

Penn State offers a variety of core facilities in University Park and at the College of Medicine in Hershey.

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Data Collection and Storage Expand answer

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, web-based application designed to support data capture for research studies. REDCap is maintained by the REDCap Consortium, which comprises more than 600 institutional partners, including Penn State.

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Data Discovery Tools Expand answer

The Institute sponsors tools to help clinical researchers use existing clinical data from Penn State Health and other sources for cohort discovery. These include i2b2, TriNetX, PaTH to Health and ACT Network.

i2b2

Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) helps clinical researchers use existing clinical data from Penn State Health for discovery research and, when combined with IRB-approved genomic data, facilitate the design of targeted therapies for individual patients with diseases having genetic origins.

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PaTH to Health

Penn State PaTH to Health supports investigators across Penn State and Penn State Health in conducting research that uses electronic health record data from Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Cente organized using the PCORnet Common Data Model.

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Funding and Grant Support Expand answer

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute supports a number of funding opportunities throughout the year, including its annual pilot grant program, Bridges to Translation.

The Institute and the College of Medicine’s Research Concierge Service also work together to provide a variety of information on creating successful grant proposals.

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Penn State Research Portal (Pure) Expand answer

The Penn State Research Portal (Pure) is an open research information management system that captures and displays the research output of the University, both for investigators and units. The Pure portal is fully accessible to the public.

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