ICTS at a Glance

The cores and programs under the ICTS umbrella offer support for investigators at each phase of the clinical and translational research process, namely:

  1. Idea: transforming an initial idea into a testable hypothesis
  2. Protocol: developing a protocol, budget and IRB submission
  3. Implementation: supporting implementation of the research project, including data services, patient facilities and advanced imaging
  4. Analysis: assisting with data analysis and interpretation of results
  5. Dissemination: providing expertise about identification and resolution of barriers to implementation of evidence-based practice in community settings
  6. Translation: assisting with translating research discoveries into commercial application and evidence-based practice

Due to approvals needed for conducting research related to humans, some ICTS cores can provide services only after the investigator has gotten approval from the Washington University (WU) Human Research Protection Office.  Community researchers would need a WU academic partner to access those services.  See the ICTS Services section of the website for details.