Research Services


The CTSI Service Center

The CTSI Service Center provides a range of services and resources to investigators performing translational research across campus.The CTSI Service Center’s programs, resources and core facilities can assist you in:

Jacob Burns

Initial consultations for all services are offered at no cost. If a study requires special or extended involvement of staff, cost may be assessed. We will discuss all available options at the first consultation.

Please contact any of the CTSI services listed below as early in the process as possible, even before you have submitted a grant proposal.

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Not sure where to start? Research navigators can help direct your team to the right resources. Please see the cards below for a list of CTSI services and contacts.

Primary Contacts


Bob Kolb, RN, MS, CCRC

Phone: (352) 273-8882

Bob Kolb

Design a Study

Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design

Design a study, determine appropriate sample size and perform statistical analysis.

Citizen Scientist Program

Assistance with engaging citizen scientists in research projects.

LibGuides for Clinical Research

Tabs for resources, training, IRB, safety and ethics, standards and templates and professional associations.

Research Design and Data Coordinating Center (RDDC)

The RDDC helps investigators refine objectives into testable hypotheses, choose study designs, develop data analysis plans, and perform power analyses and sample size calculations.

Systematic Review Core

The core provides researchers with tools and resources designed to help conduct systematic reviews for a wide variety of subjects.

Literature Searches

The Health Science Center Libraries (HSCL) at the University of Florida offer specialized expertise in searching and critical appraisal of the literature to researchers developing clinical and translational studies.

Data Management and Software

Clinical and Translational Science Informatics and Technology

Research Data Management, Algorithms, Research Software Design, Implementation and Support

Quality Assurance

Consultation, auditing, SOP development, batch releases and training to ensure GCP, GLP and GMP.

Regulatory Assistance

Receive guidance on regulatory submissions, informed consent, IRB submissions and registration and compliance.

Recruit Participants

Recruitment Center

Assistance with developing recruitment strategies, creating recruitment materials and evaluating recruitment methods.


Recruit participants from the community, including underrepresented populations.

Integrated Data Repository

Access clinical data for cohort identification and recruiting, and to answer research questions.

OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium

Implement grant-funded research in real-world settings throughout the state.

Trial Innovation Network

Addresses critical roadblocks in clinical research and accelerates the translation of novel interventions into life-saving therapies.

ACT Network

Explore and validate feasibility for clinical studies across the NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium.

Conduct Research

Clinical Research Center

Facilities for outpatient and inpatient research including nursing, dietary and lab support.


CAP-accredited facility specializing in biological sample procurement and storage.

Biobehavioral Core

Consult with experts on applying human-validated assessment measures of behavioral concomitants of disease or therapeutic interventions.

Translational Technologies

Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies

Simulate processes to promote patient safety.

Center for Cellular Reprogramming

Receive training and services for induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) derivation and related reprogramming technologies.

Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics

Use metabolomics services, including mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance and bioinformatics.