General Questions - CTSC Concierge Service

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

  • To access the CTSC Concierge Service, complete a brief survey.

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Virtual Office Hours

  • Biostatistics
  • EMR Research Application
  • REDCap Database Management
  • NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
  • Regulatory and IRB Requirements
  • StudyPages - Clinical Trials Recruitment
  • School of Medicine Office of Research Evaluation Unit

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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.

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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

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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 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

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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Evaluation Unit - School of Medicine Office of Research

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.

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Grants Facilitation Service - School of Medicine Office of Research

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.

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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 available by appointment and are free of charge to university researchers and the public.

Consultations are held virtually via Zoom. To request a consultation, send an email to or call 916-734-3746.

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