OCTRI’s Mission

To enhance the efficiency and quality of rigorously translating research ideas into impact.

A catalyst for your translational research

We are the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute. You’ll come to know us as OCTRI, pronounced “oak tree” (\ ˈōk - trē \). If you’re an investigator, regional partner or member of a study team, we’re here to support you in the critical stages of clinical and translational research.

No matter where you are in the process, we can help you remove barriers, apply best practices and translate biomedical advances into treatments.

Take the first step

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OCTRI Impact

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Stories of impact

Taking the leap into translational research

Melanie Gillingham, Ph.D., investigates novel treatments for patients with Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders, which causes severe pain in patients who suffer from this disorder. Dr. Gillingham relies on OCTRI’s Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC) for essential areas of support for her human subjects research at OHSU. “The ability to have a research-focused nurse, bionutritionist and a unit dedicated to research makes complicated human studies such as this one possible. This could not be conducted on a regular hospital floor."

Read about more faculty successes with OCTRI

Innovation through partnership

OCTRI launches regional network for microbiome research

The Northwest Microbiome Network is building a regional community of scientists and clinicians to advance research on the role of the microbiome in health and its potential for therapeutic intervention.

Learn more about network partners and sign up for the distribution list

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Build and manage HIPAA-compliant online surveys, databases and more.

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Attend OCTRI Research Forum events

Learn alongside other translational research professionals. 

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Ready to discuss your needs?

Contact an OCTRI Navigator for project guidance and support.



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