The overall mission of the PDTs is to “Increase the translation of health sciences research and health care delivery to the people of Indiana and beyond by facilitating an environment that enables the conduct of clinical and translational research.”
Committees consist of multidisciplinary researchers who assist investigators in developing ideas/hypotheses into well-designed translational research projects. The teams serve as “one stop shops” by providing investigators access to protocol development; pilot funding; biostatistics; IRB/regulatory and nursing support; facilitation of collaboration with other investigators and access to Core Resources on the IUPUI, IU, Purdue and Notre Dame campuses, all in one meeting. Pilot awards are typically up to $15,000 for two years.
The PDT mechanism is for faculty within the Indiana CTSI consortium, including Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame. Note: Post-doctoral and clinical fellows can utilize this mechanism for project advice, but not for pilot funding.