Program Overview

The Human Investigations Program, a program of the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI), offers an integrated clinical and translational research education curriculum.

  • Enhance your career in clinical and translational research.
  • Gain practical skills in conducting successful research studies.
  • Connect with faculty who share a commitment to translational research.
  • Acquire knowledge that directly supports your research and expands your collaboration opportunities.

Earn a Degree or Take a Class

There are three tracks, one of which results in a master's degree of clinical research. HIP also offers a certificate in human investigations and the opportunity to take individual courses. Learn more about the program tracks.

Who can participate?

HIP is open to faculty, clinical and postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in the schools of medicine, nursing and dentistry.  Learn more about eligibility.

What is the curriculum?

Courses are based on nationally-recognized competencies for clinical and translational research. Learn more about curriculum.


We are now accepting applications for Fall 2016!

The OCTRI Scholars Program supports early-career faculty in obtaining their first independent research funding.  You are eligible for the program if you are applying for or currently have a career-development award.
Learn more about the OCTRI Scholars Program

OHSU Research Week, May 2 to 6, 2016

Research Week is a university-wide event that celebrates research performed by students, faculty, research-ranked employees, postdocs, and staff across all schools, centers, institutes and education programs.  Highlights include posters and oral presentations, new faculty lightening rounds, keynote addresses and a mock study section. A full schedule can be found here

Mock Study Section, May 3, noon to 1:30 p.m.

You are invited to watch seasoned reviewers discuss NIH proposals as if you were there! The Mock NIH Study Section, led by Charles Rafferty, Ph.D., will review NIH K career development and R01 applications with a panel of OHSU faculty acting as reviewers. This event is part of OHSU Research Week and sponsored by OCTRI. Learn more about this event here.