Translational Research Unit (TRU)
The Department of Neurosciences realized that in order to grow, it would be critical to provide researchers with an infrastructure that would supply the nonscientific aspects of clinical research development and implementation. In the early stages of the creation of the Translational Research Unit (TRU), the services were limited to the formation of a small core of coordinators that would serve multiple clinical researchers. The creativity of the TRU, however, grew at a very fast pace. Today the TRU not only includes a shared pool of coordinators, but also financial, recruitment, regulatory and grant editing assistance.