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College of Medicine Research Core Facilities

The UC College of Medicine houses a number of research core facilities designated as core service centers. These facilities exist within multiple departments but are collectively supported by the College of Medicine, Office of Research through the Associate Dean for Research Core Facilities: Ken Greis, PhD. (; Tel: 515-558-7012).  

The service center designation signifies that the rates charged by each of these facilities have been reviewed and approved by the UC government cost compliance office, thus the service fees can be cross-charged to federal grants and contracts. Details related to the services offered and the internal rates for each of the cores are provided below. Since these rates are substantially subsidized by the University, external investigators should contact individual core directors to get a rate quote.

Resources to offset some of the cost of the core services may be available through a variety of centers and institutes across UC depending on an investigator’s affiliation. Information related to some of those opportunities and the website links are provided below:


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Contact Information

Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST)

Research across the Academic Health Center (AHC) is supported by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST). The CCTST coordinates a wide range of services, including biostatistics, biomedical informatics, data management, training grant application assistance, inpatient and outpatient clinical research services.
Full details and services for the CCTST are available through their website at

Location and Hours:
This join institutional core is located at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Location S, Room 10.300.  It is open M-F from 8A-5P or by appointment at 513 803-2612.

Research methodology consultation
Study design, biostatistical, and regulatory support. Biomedical informatics services, including development of REDCap databases and surveys, and access to adult and pediatric electronic health record datasets. Up to ten hours of doctoral-level consultation per investigator per grant year available at no charge. Additional hours billed at established rates. CCTST membership required (free of charge); join at Members request services through Research Central
Pilot funding opportunities
T1, Just-in-Time, Methods, Ethics, and Community Health programs.  Searchable database of CCTST and other intramural grant programs at
Career development support for junior faculty
Career development support for junior faculty through  KL2 and BIRCWH K12 programs, K Club,  K23 proposal writing assistance, and  T32 proposal help for departments/divisions.  Mentorship training program offered.  
Training opportunities
Training opportunities through the MS and Certificate programs in clinical and translational research, CCTST Grand Rounds, and Regulatory Forums.

Staffed in-/outpatient space and core support (bionutrition, biochemistry, behavioral sciences, etc.) through the Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC). Details at
Community engagement
Community engagement through Practice-Based Research Networks, Community Leaders Institute, spring/fall Speaker Series, and more.