Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Anantha Shekhar, M.D., Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) — created in 2008 through the partnership of three research universities: Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame — has become an essential resource for the state’s biomedical initiatives. The Indiana CTSI is an integrated home for clinical and translational research, providing easily accessible resources, services and training in a collaborative, investigator-friendly environment. The Indiana CTSI aims to:
- Implement a roadmap to build the ideal research environment for collaboration among participating universities, key health care providers, private sector and corporate entities, state and local agencies, and other partners.
- Further develop the Indiana CTSI to support the careers and research projects of translational scientists and trainees through a streamlined structure, empowered leadership and administration, coordinated partner institution resources, robust informatics infrastructure, innovative project development teams, and continuous evaluation and process improvement.
- Promote clinical and translational researchers’ use of the Project Assistance and Resources for Translational Scientists (PARTS) suite of new and established research support services and resources, a statewide network of technology cores, and coordinated human subject research services and facilities.
- Enhance the statewide education and training of the clinical and translational research workforce through the Career development Education and Research Training (CERT) suite of programs and unique educational tools.