ICTS Cores for Community Researchers

The following cores require Washington University IRB approval

You will be able to contact most of the following cores without an IRB approval to see if they offer what you are looking for, but you will need to partner with a WU investigator in order to receive any services. Click on a core to be redirected to its prime site.

Center for Applied Research Sciences (CARS) - increase access to specialized clinical research units where investigators can have access to state-of-the-art resources for conducting efficient, safe, and ethical studies with research volunteers

Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI) - offers software tools to facilitate biomedical research

Center for Clinical Research Ethics (CCRE) - Conducts and supports collaborative research on clinical research ethics, research integrity, and the intersection of ethics and community engagement

Clinical Research Unit (CRU) - operates as an in-patient and out-patient clinical research unit for studies that require more “intense” nursing services than the studies performed in the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) or that require an inpatient stay

Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) - an outpatient research unit that offers dedicated research space, equipment, and nursing support for a wide range of clinical studies, particularly multi-center clinical trials

Genome Technology Access Center (GTAC) - designed to facilitate the use of sophisticated genomic analysis such as next-generation sequencing (NGS) and statistical genetics (e.g. the conduct and analysis of ‘genome-wide’ association studies)

Human & Mouse Linked Evaluation of Tumors (HAMLET) Core - promotes understanding of the biology and genetics of Human Breast Cancer, and to provide better preclinical models for the validation of new treatment and imaging approaches

Human Imaging Unit (HIU) - provides a full range of biomedical imaging services

Lifestyle Intervention Research Core (LIRC) - provides multi-disciplinary services to help implement effective lifestyle modifications for research studies

Pediatric Clinical Research Unit (PCRU) - provides space and nursing and bionutritional support for clinical research projects conducted with children

Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry Program (PMSP) - offers advanced mass spectrometry and data analysis tools for survey protein identification and quantification in biological fluids and tissues

Tissue Procurement Core (TPC) - facilitates the collection, processing, storage, and molecular analysis of biospecimens from participants enrolled in clinical and translational research studies

Translational Cardiovascular Biobank & Repository (TCBR) - was founded for the acquisition (using standardized, validated procedures), utilization and storage of integrated human cardiovascular tissues and clinical data for detailed phenotypic (electrophysiological, structural, molecular and biochemical) and genotypic (genomic, epigenetic and somatic) analyses

Washington University Pediatric & Adolescent Ambulatory Research Consortium (WU PAARC) - initiates and conducts research studies and collaborates with other investigators to design and implement studies in the community setting