The CTSC Service Catalog contains detailed descriptions of CTSC Program services that can be accessed through the “Request Services” button found throughout this website. Direct links to brochures, key resources, and services are found below:

Biomedical Informatics

The Biomedical Informatics program offers data planning and implementation services to researchers through database development and management; EMR data retrieval and cohort discovery; terminology services and training in the use of informatics research tools:


The Biostatistics program enhances clinical and translational research by delivering statistical expertise to investigators in the form of statistical consultations; grant proposal preparation; study design/protocol development; statistical analysis plan preparation; and data analysis /interpretation.

Clinical Research Center

The CTSC Clinical Research Center (CCRC) provides clinical expertise for biomedical research studies. The research center is not only well-staffed with experienced clinical research nurses and research coordinators, but is also well-equipped and conveniently located on the UC Davis Medical Center campus.

Clinical Trials Office

The Clinical Trials Office provides expertise, guidance, and hands-on support for UC Davis clinical trial investigators & staff. The group provides education and training; CRCs for hire; monitoring and quality assurance; budgets and billing; and help with FDA submissions.

Community Engagement

The Community Engagement program connects health researchers with the community by providing education & training; community review board guidance; academic-community partnership formation; recruitment and retention of underserved populations; and health disparities resources.

Research Ethics

The Research Ethics program supports the ethical conduct of research through promotion of education and deliberation about its ethical complexities. The program explores complex ethical questions at all stages of research; offers research ethics education; sponsors symposia to examine ethical and policy issues in translation science; and promotes scholarship that fosters trust in research.

Pilot Program

The Pilot Program aims to spark innovative and collaborative scientific endeavors by supporting and facilitating robust new research paradigms, technologies, and tools, and through partnerships that enhance team science. Several calls are announced throughout the calendar year which are posted on the website and circulated broadly to the campus community. All funded investigators and the titles of their projects are listed on the CTSC website to highlight their success and innovation. The basic principles of the program include:

  • Requirement for submissions to represent new teams.
  • Inclusion of trainees and exposure of these trainees to the CTSC Research Education, Training, and Career Development Program.
  • Active solicitation of partnerships and leveraging of funds from other UC Davis pilot project programs.
  • Linking CTSC Pilot program announcements to translational workshops through the Translational Technologies, Methodologies, and Resources program.
  • Request Information To request specific information or guidance, contact Alice Tarantal

Translational Technologies, Methodologies, and Resources

The overriding objective of the Translational Technologies, Methodologies, and Resources Program is three-fold: (1) to serve a critical facilitator function, (2) to encourage investigators to form multidisciplinary partnerships, and (3) to link investigators with the resources needed to undertake innovative studies. To implement these objectives, the program provides ready access to campus services and facilities (see the Facilities, Cores, and Resources site), organizes workshops and symposia with associated calls for pilot projects, and supports local and national translational research initiatives. The Program leverages resources through the Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program, and includes campus partnerships to stimulate translational and clinical research. The Translational program promotes development of new technologies through novel and established partnerships such as the Capstone Senior Design Course, Design and Prototyping Clinic, and New Technologies Summer Camp programs for rising seniors in the engineering sciences.

This Program:

  • Provides infrastructure to ensure access to necessary tools, services, and resources locally and nationally.
  • Uses collaborative workshops and associated pilot project calls to advance research in key thematic areas to enhance human health (e.g., inflammation, lifespan health).
  • Encourages inclusion of trainees to foster multidisciplinary translational teams to facilitate career development and to bring new ideas and perspectives to impact human health.
  • Encourages team approaches to explore animal models, and supports studies to validate the usefulness of these models for understanding human health and disease.
  • Capitalizes on the many links and collaborations developed within the CTSA Consortium to foster and facilitate multidisciplinary national trans-CTSA partnership projects.