OCTRI 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.

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OCTRI Impact

OCTRI trophy icon noting that OCTRI has earned OHSU $140 million in follow-on funding from pilot awards.  Clipboard icon noting that the OCTRI CTRC has supported 842 projects.  A laptop icon noting that OCTRI has enrolled over 1000 faculty, fellows, and students.

***COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding***

OCTRI Biomedical Innovation Program (BIP) releasing rapid response RFA

In partnership with OHSU Technology Transfer and OHSU Collaborations and Entrepreneurship, OCTRI is accepting proposals for basic or clinical research across the translational spectrum that directly addresses COVID-19 from all disciplines.

Projects that can begin quickly and have a clear path to market will be given priority.

Application deadline is April 23, 2020.

Details available on the BIP web page.

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Resources for Coronavirus 

OHSU is working on all fronts to protect patients, the community and OHSU employees from COVID-19. We are working with local and state public health officials to coordinate a regional response, both for health care and ongoing clinical research. 

Find the latest information and guidance for COVID-19

Stories of impact - listen to OCTRI podcasts

Rooted In Oregon, Episode 1: Meet our directors

OCTRI’s Director, Dr. David Ellison, and Senior Associate Director, Dr. Cynthia Morris, explain what OCTRI is and which services we provide to clinical and translational investigators. 
Listen now.

Rooted In Oregon, Episode 2: Meet Dr. Rebecca Spain

Dr. Spain is a neurologist at OHSU who has utilized multiple OCTRI resources and services to advance her collaborative research on multiple sclerosis. 
Listen now.

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Contact an OCTRI Navigator for project guidance and support.



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