Research Navigator Program

The Research Navigator Program connects researchers with OCTRI resources and research services by providing high-quality, efficient, and knowledgeable assistance to investigators and research staff.

The Research Navigator Program is the single point of contact for letters of support, cost estimates for grant applications, and requests to utilize OCTRI resources for study start-up, study conduct, and throughout the duration of a project. Whether submitting a grant application or preparing to implement a study, it is important to contact the Research Navigator Program early.

Cost Estimate & Letter of Support

The Research Navigators prepare cost estimates and letters of support for investigators who are submitting grants or proposals. Investigators who plan to use OCTRI resources to start up or carry out a study must budget for these resources at the time of funding application. 

Accessing OCTRI Resources

OCTRI has a wide array of resources to help investigators and research staff plan and implement successful research studies. Investigators and study staff can browse the services and submit an online request.

The Research Navigator Program can guide investigators through the OCTRI resource request process and facilitate completion of the process. This includes coordination with OCTRI programs if needed.



Contact the Research Navigator Program directly with any questions about OCTRI resources.

(503) 418-9790




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Get in touch with the Research Navigator Program.

  • octri@ohsu.edu
  • Phone (503) 418-9790
  • Fax (503) 494-0165
  • Mail code CR 107