Clinical and translational research presents unique methodological, statistical, and ethical challenges to investigators. To help researchers navigate these and other challenges, CTSI provides expert advice in diverse fields of study through its Consultation Services (CS) program.
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With the help of more than 50 UCSF faculty and staff who serve as consultants, CS provides services to help investigators at UCSF and affiliated institutions meet these challenges successfully and produce research of the highest scientific standards.
Consultation Services are designed to be easy to access, comprehensive, and integrated. Initial consultations are free of charge, with subsequent services provided on a recharge basis. Areas of expertise include study design and implementation, data management, biostatistics, ethics, health policy, digital health, regulatory knowledge, and other areas.
Learn more about how the CS program is enabling science advances at UCSF.
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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
“Consulting allows me to teach and mentor junior investigators and help pave the road for the next generation. This would have been so valuable to me when I was starting my career.”
- Alka Kanaya, MD; UCSF associate professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics; Consultant in Research Design
“Most research can benefit from expert help. That's why we're here—to ensure that investigators have access to the help they need to do the best research possible.“
- Mark J. Pletcher, MD, MPH; UCSF associate professor, Medicine, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics; Director, Consultation Services
"Having access to mHealth expertise on our own campus is an incredible resource. All I had to do was to fill out a short request for consultation, and a few weeks later, I was sitting in front of one of the nation's leading thinkers on the future of mobile technology and its application in health care settings. Access to this consultation serivce will surely help put UCSF investigators at the forefront of the burgeoning field of mHealth research."
– Snigdha Vallabhaneni, MD; Fellow, UCSF Department of Medicine
“For researchers working on international projects, there are often many unique hurdles to overcome. While in some cases, intensive support is required, there are times when simply getting the right advice can point a researcher toward a simple solution. Through Consultation Services, CTSI is making real progress in smoothing the path for global health researchers.”
- Paul Volderding, MD; UCSF professor of Medicine; Director, CTSI Global Health program