Each month (beginning September 2019), Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) staff share news and helpful tips via CTRC Corner in the Tufts CTSI Happenings e-newsletter:

December 2019

Test Drive the New Online Budget Requisition Form

Tufts CTSI’s Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) is always looking for ways to streamline processes to help studies to run smoothly and efficiently. Our latest improvement is the new Budget Requisition Form, now available online.

We would appreciate your feedback on the new form. Please use the form and contact Interim CTRC Manager Vidya Iyer, MD, CCRP with any comments or suggestions.

To request CTRC support for your clinical research study, please submit a request.

October 2019

Do you have an unfunded or underfunded non-industry clinical study or trial? The Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) Voucher Program offers vouchers for in-kind services for up to $5,000 to support human subjects projects that require modest assistance to complete a study or generate preliminary data to support a proposal for a larger, more definitive study. The program is designed to benefit new and established investigators and research teams with limited research funds.

The application period for the 2020 CTRC Voucher Program is now open. Review the application, instructions, and document templates and submit your proposal by Friday, November 22, 2019.

September 2019

Need help with a clinical study? Tufts CTSI’s Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) supports high-quality, innovative clinical research at outpatient or inpatient facilities, 24 hours a day. We will work with you to provide the most appropriate and cost-effective services and facilities to meet your research needs. To get started, submit a request form.

Already familiar with the CTRC? You may have noticed your study budgets have a new look! Budgets now include new rates and study details. We hope you find them easier to review and reconcile. Other improvements include:

  • A new Budget Requisition Form (coming soon!).
  • A new sign-in/out sheet in the CTRC laboratory. If you use the CTRC lab, please remember to sign in and out.
  • Expanded laboratory space for sample processing (coming soon!).
  • Five new desktop computers on Farnsworth 6: two are at the nurses’ station, and three are in the hallway for research study teams to use.

Want to tell us how we’re doing, or suggest other ways we can improve the CTRC? Please contact CTRC Manager Vidya Iyer, MBBS, CCRP.