Clinical and Translational Research Center

Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) provides support for clinical studies and trials through its Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC). The CTRC, formerly known as the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC), has been in continuous operation since 1961.

About Us

The CTRC supports federally funded, investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored, high-quality, innovative clinical research across Tufts CTSI partner institutions.

This includes services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at in- and out-patient facilities at Tufts Medical Center and across other locations of care as a “center without walls.”

The CTRC provides researchers with the infrastructure to conduct a wide range of state-of-the-art clinical trials in neonatal, pediatric, and adult geriatric research participants in the outpatient or inpatient setting, and offers resources to facilitate clinical research for studying the causes and progression of human disease and for translation of biomedical research to prevent, treat, or cure disease.

What We Offer

The CTRC supports every aspect of a clinical study, including:

  • Regulatory and coordination support
  • Data collection
  • Routine and specialized nursing
  • Sample collection
  • Processing
  • Short-term and long-term storage and shipment.

For more information, please visit the CTRC services and facilities page.

Investigators who are preparing an application to request external or internal funding (e.g., NIH) for a study that will be conducted, at least in part, at the CTRC should complete a service request as soon as possible so we can assist with customized study-specific documents for the resources/environment and budget sections of the application.

Information for clinical trials participants is also available.

Tufts CTSI is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Award Number UM1TR004398. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

Please cite this grant any time you use Tufts CTSI resources, services, and facilities.