Investigator Resources

Consultations and Office Hours

  • General Concierge Services

    Our Concierge Service provides a simple way for investigators, scholars, and staff to get answers to their questions about our services.

    To access the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) Concierge Service, complete a brief survey

    Learn more about the CTSC Concierge Service
  • Virtual Office Hours

    • Biostatistics
    • Electronic Medical Record Research Application
    • Health Equity Resources and Outreach
    • OnCore - Clinical Trial Management System Operations
    • REDCap Database Management
    • NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
    • UC Davis Institutional Review Board (IRB) Requirements
    • Studypages - Clinical Research Recruitment
    • School of Medicine Office of Research Evaluation Unit
    Learn more about our Office Hours events
  • Biomedical Informatics

  • Biorepositories Core Resource

    Researchers often have questions about biospecimen collections when designing a study. Some biobanking questions can be easily answered in a short conversation with someone with experience and knowledge in biobanking at UC Davis. Whether you’re designing a new study, starting a disease-specific biobank, or you’ve inherited a biospecimen collection, we are here to help.

    Schedule a consultation
  • Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design

    The Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design program assists researchers with all sizes and types of projects, from simple data analyses to large, multi-center clinical trials. Specific services provided are:

    • Grant proposal preparation
    • Study design/sample size calculation
    • Statistical analysis plan
    • Data analysis and interpretation
    • Manuscript review and preparation
    Schedule a consultation
  • Clinical Research Center

    Researchers in need of more detailed information about the CTSC Clinical Research Center are invited to schedule a free consultation to discuss project needs and CCRC resources. Request a consultation by contacting Christopher Kain at 916-703-5595 or

  • Clinical Research Ethics

    The Research Ethics Consultation Service is available to researchers who seek advice regarding ethically complex aspects of their biomedical research. The service is available to assist investigators throughout the life of a research project, and encompasses the areas of general compliance ethics, research project ethics, and translation ethics.

    The service is also available to investigators and their teams who may want to review past research projects that posed ethical challenges and how they responded to those challenges.

    To schedule a consultation, contact the Program Director, Mark Fedyk.

  • Clinical Trial Management System Operations Office

    The Clinical Trial Management System Operations Office (CTMS OPS) is dedicated to providing high-quality support and services to researchers and study teams conducting clinical trials at UC Davis.

    Services include:

    • Protocol Shell Builds
    • Calendar / Specification Builds
    • Coverage Analysis
    • Study Budget Financials in OnCore
    • Identification of Internal Costs
    • Internal Budget (formerly UBT) in OnCore

    Request a consultation by sending an email to

  • Community Engagement

    The CTSC Community Engagement program can assist you with your health research interests around academic-community partnership formation, recruitment and retention of underserved populations, and community-engaged research education and training. During a consultation, we can help you:

    • Develop partnerships for research
    • Get feedback on your research proposal
    • Design an evaluation study
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  • Grants Facilitation

    The School of Medicine Office of Research Grants Facilitation unit supports School of Medicine researchers and their collaborators at no charge. They help individuals at any level of experience navigate through the ever-changing grant submission process.

    Visit the Grants Facilitation Service websiteSchedule a consultation or request a service
  • Health Equity Resources and Outreach (HERO)

    The HERO program staff provides consultations at any stage of the research process, from proposal planning to implementation and dissemination of findings, on the design of community engagement plans, patient and public advisory boards, outreach strategies, and data access, security and preparation. Consultations are held virtually via Zoom and are free of charge to university researchers and the public.

    Learn more about HERO servicesSchedule a consultation
  • Program Evaluation

    The School of Medicine Office of Research Evaluation unit includes a highly skilled team with diverse research and project management skills. Evaluation team members have expertise in quantitative approaches, including survey research and data analysis. The team also includes experts in qualitative methods who have extensive experience with interviews, focus groups, and data abstraction from program records.

    Request a consultation