Advance-CTR Research Services: Policy Overview 

Service Requests Procedure:                                                             

  1. Contact us by completing the online Service Request Form
    1. at least 2 weeks in advance for brief consultations
    2. at least 3 months in advance for support requiring a significant time investment, including external grant development
  2. Upon our receipt of the Service Request, you will be contacted by a member of the Advance-CTR team to schedule an initial consultation.
  3. After the initial consultation, a Core member will be assigned to the project.
  4. Final confirmation of service support will be provided in the form of a Service Agreement.


Advance-CTR strives to provide investigators conducting clinical and translational research as much assistance as possible, particularly junior investigators who may not have well established funding sources. We prioritize our services in the following order:
  1. Support for awarded Advance-CTR funded projects.
  2. Proposal preparation support for investigators invited to submit full-proposals for Advance-CTR award mechanisms.
  3. Support for other clinical and translational research projects that align with the goals of Advance-CTR:
    1. Research supported by other IDeA Programs (COBRE, INBRE, etc.)
    2. Proposal preparation support for clinical and translational peer-reviewed proposals and investigator-initiated protocols.
    3. Short-term funded project support where the intention is to produce a specific deliverable within a very short time-frame.
      1. Specific set of preliminary data for grant or manuscript submission
      2. Survey, application, tool, etc.

Learn more about service eligibility

Service and Support Costs:

Costs covered by Advance-CTR:
  • Advance-CTR will cover costs associated with all items included in the prioritization list, in priority order as budget allows, and as outlined in the Advance-CTR Service Agreement.
Costs not covered by Advance-CTR:
  • Long-term post-award support for grants external to Advance-CTR award programs. It is acceptable for Advance-CTR affiliated personal to be budgeted into external grant budgets.
  • Support for industry sponsored clinical trials.

Questions? Contact Heather Fournier at: [email protected] or 401-863-9103.