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.
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."
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.
Attend monthly OCTRI Research Forum events
Learn alongside other translational research professionals.
Study coordinator training series
A series of classes designed to provide study coordinators with working knowledge of OHSU research policies and operations.