SOUTH CAROLINA CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
The South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research (SCTR) Institute is the catalyst for changing the culture of biomedical research, facilitating sharing of resources and expertise, and streamlining research-related processes to bring about large-scale, change in the clinical and translational research efforts in South Carolina. Our vision is to improve health outcomes and quality of life for the population through discoveries translated into evidence-based practice.
SCTR facilitates cross-disciplinary research by coordinating expertise and resources throughout the state. SCTR also catalyzes the development of teams of researchers with unique and complimentary perspectives who create and implement effective, culturally sensitive primary and secondary prevention and treatment interventions based on fundamental discoveries.
Cite the Grant: Grant Citation Language
If your publication (or project) was supported by the South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research (SCTR) Institute before August 13, 2015, please use the previous NIH - NCATS Grant Number UL1 TR000062. For TL1 and KL2 publications (or projects), please use NIH - NCATS Grant Number TL1 TR000061 or KL2 TR000060.
If your publication (or project) was supported by the SCTR Institute on or after August 13, 2015, please use NIH - NCATS Grant Number UL1 TR001450. For TL1 and KL2 publications (or projects), please use NIH - NCATS Grant Numbers TL1 TR001451 or KL2 TR001452.
If your publication (or project) was supported by the South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research (SCTR) Institute before AND after August 13, 2015, please use current and prior NIH Grant Numbers UL1 TR000062 and UL1 TR001450. For TL1 and KL2 publications (or projects), please use NIH - NCATS Grant Numbers TL1 TR001451 and TL1 TR000061, or KL2 TR001452 and KL2 TR000060.
The Medical University of South Carolina established the South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute (SCTR) in 2006 in response to the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program, aimed at transforming approaches to research and discovery implementation. The main thrust of the CTSA Program is to catalyze the development of interdisciplinary research initiatives to accelerate the translation of discoveries into improved therapies and clinical practice while breaking down programmatic boundaries. Multiple cores currently operate under the SCTR umbrella, including:
- Biomedical Informatics
- Regulatory Knowledge and Support
- Special Populations & Community Engagement
- Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design
- SUCCESS Center & Research Toolkit
- Multi-Site Study Support
- Translational Workforce Development & Training
- Pilot Projects & Health Technology Solutions
- Team Science
The SUCCESS Center (Support Center for Clinical & Translational Science) is the “Front Door” of the SCTR Institute, providing comprehensive navigation to all SCTR research support resources and those of the institution and the CTSA National Network. Support scans the entire research spectrum, from inception of ideas through technology transfer and dissemination of best practice models.
The Research Nexus, a key element of SCTR, is a specialized, JCAHO-accredited clinical unit that facilitates patient-oriented research for the NIH and provides medical scientists and trainees with critical resources to advance understanding of human diseases and enhance therapeutic interventions. The Research Nexus – a 9,200 ft2 facility on the 2nd floor of MUSC's Clinical Sciences Building – houses 8 examination rooms, 2 procedure rooms, and a pulmonary function testing suite. A specialized Molecular Core Lab provides services and expertise for studies requiring basic molecular biology (e.g., DNA sequencing) as well as population-based studies (e.g., DHPLC screening). The Research Nexus houses a state-of-the-art facility for cell isolation and processing for local derivation of cells approved for use in human cellular transplantation. For inpatient studies, the Research Nexus uses “scatter-beds” in areas best suited to the needs of the study. SCTR has robust statewide collaborations with affiliate members including the University of South Carolina, Health Sciences South Carolina, Clemson University, Greenwood Genetics Center, South Carolina Research Authority, and the Charleston VA Medical Center.
Research Opportunities Core. Dedicated to pairing new study opportunities with world-class faculty and supporting rapid study launch (e.g., site assessment, budget negotiation, regulatory review), the ROC team offers a comprehensive array support services (Phases I-IV) in virtually every major therapeutic specialty. Since October, 2012, ROC also represents MUSC as part of the Quintiles network.