Our mission at Advance-CTR is to support clinical and translational researchers in Rhode Island through funding, research resources and services, and professional development opportunities. Ultimately, our goal is that these efforts fuel discoveries that improve overall health in the state​.

Since our inception in 2016, we have worked to bring much-needed resources to investigators and promote a collaborative research environment in our state. Now in our fourth year of funding, we are seeing the impact of these efforts. We are proud of the successes of our awardees and service users, and we look forward to continued momentum and progress in the years to come. 

Our Impact, at a Glance: 












Advance-CTR has...

  • Awarded 39 research awards to 66 unique investigators across 5 partner institutions
  • Provided 654 research service consultations to investigators across 5 institutions
  • Supported 95 publications, 51 extramural awards, and 1 start-up company
  • Identified 10 priorities to address research needs in Rhode Island by way of a statewide Concept Mapping Activity
  • Established a centralized, statewide infrastructure for clinical and translational research in Rhode Island  




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