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  • Opthalmology Core

Welcome to the Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)

The Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) was formed with the receipt of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), an NIH Roadmap initiative. The CTRC has child and adult specific components at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and University of Pennsylvania, respectively, as well as joint components. The CTRC merged the General Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) at both institutions, and introduced new programs and services. The goal of the CTRC is to provide the resources, environment, operations, and training to support and promote high-quality clinical and translational research by qualified investigators.

The CTRC is complex and can adapt to your research needs. We strongly suggest you contact one of our CTRC Facilitators to implement your research.

If you have participated in a CTRC study and have concerns or suggestions for improvement, please provide feedback here.


Important Information for PI's Submitting External Grant Applications

It is extremely important for investigators to contact the CTRC Administration when preparing grant budgets and submissions. The CTRC charges for services and these costs must be included in all budgets. The CTRC Administrative Directors can provide this information. In addition, it is strongly recommended that investigators include a letter of support from the appropriate CTRC Program Director when their grant submission proposes the use of the CTRC.