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Diagram featuring OCTRI Research Support Services, which include: study design consultation, identifying your study population, regulatory consultations, data analysis, qualitative research and program evaluation, and data management.

From the spark of an idea to publishing your findings. Wherever you are in your translational research, we’re here to provide the information, guidance and resources you need to keep your project moving. 

Consultation and services

The OCTRI Navigator can help guide you through the study design process, including connecting you to free and fee-based resources to help you kick off your research. Submit a cost estimate request to learn more.

See how the Trial Innovation Network can support your research project with resources and infrastructure for multi-site research. 

Get hands-on help from the nursing, bionutrition, lab assay, and study coordinator teams in the OCTRI Clinical & Translational Research Center throughout your project.

Sign up for face-to-face feedback on your proposal draft at the OCTRI Design Studio.

Contact the OCTRI Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) program to get a statistical consultation.

Watch this video to learn how the Clinical Research Development Team can help you develop your study.

Find the information you need to make your qualitative research project effective.


Access a database of qualitative patient-centered interviews via the Health Experiences Research Network (HERN).  OCTRI & HERN are collaborating to conduct and disseminate health experiences research to facilitate a more comprehensive, rich, and representative understanding of patient health experiences.

Consultation and services

Measure the impact of your interventions with support from the OHSU Evaluation Core and the OHSU Community, Outreach, Research & Engagement program.

When your research involves human subjects, it requires approval from the Institutional Review Board. You may also need regulatory approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.  OCTRI’s Regulatory Knowledge and Support (RKS) team can provide guidance.

Consultation and services

Contact an OCTRI Navigator to connect with the RKS team for help in determining what requirements apply to your study and how to navigate the appropriate approvals and reporting requirements.

Explore the Consultation and Development resources, including consultation around regulatory knowledge and support, data safety monitoring, and investigational new drug and investigational device exemption process resources.

Finding the right participants for your translational research can be a challenge. We’re here to help you navigate this important step.


Dig into OCTRI resources and guidance documents to help with your efforts in recruitment and retention of study participants.

Use Cohort Discovery to determine patient cohort counts from electronic health record data.

Consultation and services

Contact OCTRI's Recruitment Specialist  to schedule a comprehensive recruitment consultation to identify the best resources for your study. OCTRI’s Recruitment Specialist can help you with inclusion of special populations when developing your proposal and implementing your protocol. This service is available at no cost for OHSU investigators and investigators at OCTRI Partner institutions

Get community recruitment support from the OCTRI Community Research Hub.

In the implementation phase of your study, the data management tools you use are vital to your study’s success.


Build and manage online survey responses and databases with REDCap.

Consultation and services

Reach out to OCTRI Navigator to schedule a consultation with an Informatics analyst for guidance on the best solutions to your data management needs.

Explore clinical research informatics services available through OCTRI, including streamlining data collection from electronic medical records, building customized databases, and data pre-processing.

Collaborate with the Biostatistics and Design Program (BDP) to prepare REDCap data for analysis.

Work with OCTRI Evaluation to develop a customized data dashboard.

Turning the data into findings and findings into health care innovations is why we’re all here. Your OCTRI navigator is ready to help you through this final stage of your translational research.

Consultation and services

Collaborate with a biostatistician in the Biostatistics and Design Program (BDP) to analyze your data and interpret the results.

Get qualitative analysis support from the OHSU Evaluation Core.

Learn more about seeding models and developing new analysis methodology through OCTRI translational bioinformatics services.

OCTRI Research Resources webinar

This pre-recorded webinar provides a comprehensive overview of OCTRI research resources. It is geared towards faculty and fellows who are new to OHSU or who may be unfamiliar with OCTRI.  Resources discussed include: support to develop and implement research studies, research training and education, career development support, entrepreneur education, and more.

How to request OCTRI services

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Contact an OCTRI Navigator for project guidance and support.


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NEW! Data dashboard customization

Data dashboards are information management tools that can be customized to your specific needs.

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Looking for OCTRI’s collection of OHSU forms and templates?

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