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Resources for Researchers

The Miami CTSI wants to assist UM researchers by highlighting valuable resources available to them from various departments, centers and institutes across the Medical School. Below you will find more information about a resource that was featured in eUpdate with links on how to access it and who to contact. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email your request to

Investigators can conduct population assessments in real time using their web browser with URIDE. The University Research Informatics Data Environment, also known as URIDE, is a large scale data services atmosphere where de-identified data from multiple clinical and research sciences systems can be explored preparatory to research, prospective and retrospective analysis. Find out what URIDE can do for you by taking the learning module. Then request access to the application here.

The Research Ethics Consultation Service (RECS) supports UM researchers when an ethical issue or question arises during the development, conduct, analysis, or reporting of research. This free service complements the work of other entities at UM involved in the supervision of research. For more information, visit the RECS website at

The Miami CTSI offers several opportunities to assist and mentor faculty and junior faculty investigators through key stages of the grant writing process. Two opportunities will begin January 2017. Learn more about each opportunity here.

The freezer facility is a shared resource for the University of Miami’s clinical, teaching, and research communities. The facility allows for the long-term storage of archival samples (tissue, cells, cell lines, etc.), infrequently accessed samples, and the temporary storage of freezers while laboratories are being renovated and when faculty transition to and from the University. For user guidelines, location and contact information, visit

U Innovation protects, transforms and guides UM’s intellectual property. Submit your ideas to get the process started. Visit the U Innovation website and click on the light bulb.

The Miami Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Laboratory Core provides access to a wide range of cutting edge immunology and virology assays at competitive prices, including analyzing single cells using Fluidigm C1 and BioMark. Services are available to both CFAR members and the wider UM research community.For a full list of services and to find out how to contact the Core, visit

University of Miami investigators have access to ResearchMatch, a national database of volunteers for research studies. This unique recruitment tool, funded by the NIH, connects researchers and potential participants in a convenient way. ResearchMatch is a free and secure registry comprised of thousands of volunteers and researchers. Investigators can use it in two ways: to view aggregate data regarding the registry population or to search and recruit volunteers. To get started, click here.

REDCap is a secure and customizable web-based database application used to collect and store research data from case report forms, surveys, or a combination of both. Setup is quick and the program is flexible enough for any type of research. Research teams interested in learning how to use REDCap for study projects can take advantage of free support through the Biostatistics Collaboration and Consulting Core (BCCC). The BCCC can also offer one-on-one help to meet the specific project needs of a user or for general assistance in setting up a database to ensure that data is properly recorded and organized for later analysis.To take advantage of the REDCap support, you can contact the BCCC directly to schedule an appointment at 305-243-4365 or email Walk-ins may visit the Clinical Research Building, room 1064 during dedicated office hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2 to 3 p.m.; and Tuesday, Thursday 11 a.m. to Noon.

Biostatistics Collaboration and Consulting Core offers research design and biostatistical support for grant proposal development to clinical and translational researchers. Investigators may qualify for free support through service credits made available by the Miami CTSI. For more information on types of support, how to qualify for credits, and who to contact, click here.

The University of Miami’s Writing Center provides assistance to faculty who have a draft version of their grant proposal and would like to improve their writing and presentation. Beginning August 31, 2016, a writing center coach will be available in Dominion Towers:

  • Wednesdays, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    Appointments can be made by contacting Eliana Dominguez at

The Network of Clinical Research Professionals (NCRP) is an organization dedicated to developing education, training, career development, and networking opportunities for research support staff. Seminars are held on a variety of topics suggested by members. The next gathering will be August 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Gordon Center Auditorium. Lunch will be served. To RSVP, visit the NCRP web page.

The Miami Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Clinical Core provides access to facilities for HIV clinical studies and clinical research pharmacy services. These services are available to both CFAR members and the wider UM research community. For a full list of services and to find out how to contact the Core, visit

The clinical research roadmaps are interactive guides that take you step by step through the clinical research process at UM from start to finish (pre-award and post-award.) These roadmaps are geared toward clinical research professionals. View them here.

Researchers who need help developing strategies for recruiting research participants can contact the CTSI for assistance. Start by completing the service request form here.

The Clinical Translational Research Site is an outpatient/inpatient facility that provides centralized clinical research infrastructure to benefit investigators in multiple disciplines across the UM campus. The Site’s mission is to provide a comfortable, safe, and, effective environment to conduct high quality professional research involving human subjects. This is achieved by providing the necessary environment, equipment, and personnel to optimize research goals. Learn more here.

Calder Library now has a Research Liaison Librarian who can help you:

  • Manage compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy
  • Assist with using My Bibliography & SciENcv to create NIH Biosketches
  • Develop literature searches for animal alternatives for IACUC protocols
  • Train research teams on library resources in your department
  • Assist with systematic reviews of the literature and grant preparation
  • Assist with staying current with literature and managing citations using software such as RefWorks and Mendeley
  • Collect and report your individual needs for resources and services to the library

Contact Zsuzsanna Nemeth at or 305-243-9505 to get started.

You can browse the latest federal funding announcements organized by area of focus on UM’s online grant calendar. View the list here.

Velos eResearch is a web-based clinical research management application that is designed specifically for investigators and their research teams. Velos eResearch supports processes for patient recruitment, patient scheduling, budgeting, invoicing, and milestone management, data safety monitoring, adverse event reporting, system integration, data collection and study execution. Velos eResearch allows all study-related information to be centralized and can be accessed from anywhere, anytime. Password-protected, the account is accessible only to authorized personnel. It is easy to use, reliable and completely secure. To learn more and to access Velos, visit

Small Equipment grants provide up to $10,000 in direct research costs and are intended to support the purchase of unavailable new small equipment that will enable a group of PIs to support their research programs. Grant applications are reviewed on a monthly basis by the Office of Research, Research Education and Innovative Medicine (RIM) and the Research Cabinet. To learn more and apply, go here.

The Miami CTSI Research Navigator advises investigators on available resources and helps them navigate research-related processes. The navigator can help estimate research support needs, identify where to go for more in-depth assistance, communicate pilot funding opportunities, explain CTSI services, and offer information about how to obtain access to resources. To contact the research navigator, please click the navigator button on our services page and complete the form.

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