A paper written by several members of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) has been published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.
The article titled, The Access Technology Program (ATP) of the Indiana Clinical Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI): A model to facilitate access to cutting-edge technologies across a state, highlights how the Indiana CTSI has provided Indiana researchers with access to new and innovative technologies. The peer-reviewed journal article also details how the ATP has succeeded in making technology available across a three-university Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute that spans four campuses.
One of the highlights of the paper is the ATP’s Core Pilot funding. The Core Pilot program is an investigator-initiated grant program that provides up to $10,000 for core technology services at any Indiana CTSI-designated core. The program was designed to help researchers fund studies to generate preliminary data for external grant applications. The paper also describes how Core Pilot funding has resulted in hundreds of peer-reviewed publications and funded grant awards, spanning all translational research stages.
Christie Orschell, PhD, is the corresponding author of the paper. Orschell says being published is a great accolade for the Indiana CTSI and the ATP.
“The goal of the CTSI is to bring together some of Indiana’s most intelligent people to help fight against our state’s largest and most important health issues,” says Orschell. “The ATP is meant to encourage investigators to incorporate technologies into their research program, and to assist those already using these technologies by improving the quality of core services.”
View the full journal entry text here.