Answers to frequently asked questions are provided here. To jump to a particular category, please select from the list below. For questions not addressed on this page, please contact the Office of Investigator Services (OIS) at your institution.
CTSI provides team science awards for multidisciplinary pilots expected to lead to a team-based, extramural award, such as a center grant or a program-project award, and mentored-research pilots for junior faculty. Descriptions of these opportunities can be found on our funding page. Please click the “open” and “future” tabs for information about current and upcoming opportunities.
Examples of past awards can be found by clicking the “past awardees” tab.
CTSI periodically awards vouchers of up to $10K worth of services from a large selection of research and service cores at UCLA-Westwood, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles Biomedical Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Descriptions of the core voucher program can be found on our funding page. If an RFA is currently open, it can be found by clicking the “open” tab. Future RFAs can be found by clicking the “future” tab.
For information about cores that accept CTSI vouchers, please visit our core resources page. If you are interested in a particular core and don’t see it listed, please contact CTSI administrator Deborah Herman at email@example.com.
Descriptions of CTSI programs and resources can be found on the boilerplates page. Descriptions of UCLA schools, departments and instructions for regulatory boilerplates (data safety, data monitoring and human subjects protection) also can be found there.
To obtain a Letter of Support, please complete the Letter of Support template. Please allow five working days for processing your request.
CTSI Grants Submission Unit (GSU) provides hands-on assistance on a case-by-case basis. GSU information and contacts can be found on the GSU page. GSU services are offered free of charge.
Office hours are held Tuesdays 9:00am-11:00am and Thursdays 1:00pm-3:00pm in the Center for Health Sciences building, Room 43-367 at UCLA. Walk-ins are welcome. You can also make a 30-minute appointment with GSU by emailing GSU@mednet.ucla.edu.
The CTSI maintains a library of successful award applications. To request access the CTSI library and a demonstration of how to access the library, go to the CTSI Grant Library.
CTSI programs provide specialized assistance with grant preparation. These services include help with biostatistics, regulatory requirements, biomedical informatics, community or clinical resources, and program evaluation. A complete list of CTSI consulting services can be found on our consulting services page.
KL2 Translational Science Scholar Awards support highly qualified junior faculty to conduct mentored research. The awards provide $75,000 a year for 75% effort to pursue interdisciplinary, mentored research with training. They also provide benefits and annual amounts of up to $25,000 for research, $4,000 for tuition and career development, $2,000 for travel and $1,500 for statistical support per year. They are renewable for three years.
For additional details about the program, including past awardees, please go the KL2 Program page.
The KL2 RFA can be found on the funding page. If the RFA is currently open, it can be found by clicking the “open” tab. Future RFAs can be found by clicking the “future” tab. Please note the RFA is offered only once a year.
The TL1 Summer Fellowships provide training for dental, medical, nursing students in translational research. Predoctoral stipends are uniformly set for all trainees by the National Institute of Health. Currently, the summer stipend is $3,896 for the two-month summer program trainees. Trainees also are eligible to receive up to $700 for research project expenses.
For additional details about the program, including past awardees, please go to the TL1 Program page.
The TL1 Summer Fellowship RFA can be found on the funding page. If the RFA is currently open, it can be found by clicking the “open” tab. Future RFAs can be found by clicking the “future” tab. Please note the RFA is offered only once a year, typically in the February–March timeframe.
The CTSI Training Program in Translational Science provides courses that can be taken individually, or for a certificate, or for a master’s degree in clinical research. Information about the program, along with a course catalog, can be found on the Training Program in Translational Science page.
CTSI provides support for every stage of research—from proposal development to study close-out. There are several ways to find the services you need.
If you cannot find information about specific services or resources, please contact the site representative at your institution. Their contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.
The biostatistical program offers drop-in consultations at UCLA and LA BioMed.
Other Consulting Locations - appointments preferred
Questions about this service can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CTSI archives a number of popular workshops, trainings, and seminars on this site.
REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, Web-based tool for designing surveys and capturing data. For information or to access the software, use the contacts below:
The CTSI faculty directory can be searched by keyword. Please go to the directory search page and follow the instructions there.
Contact your site representative with general questions.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Debby Peterson (310) 423-8969
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences