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The Informatics Core and this portal were developed by the UMCCTS, supported by an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award to the University of Massachusetts (UL1-TR001453).

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS)

The UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) was founded in 2006 to enhance clinical and translational research across the five University of Massachusetts campuses (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, University of Massachusetts Medical School) and our clinical partners, UMass Memorial Medical Center and Baystate Medical Center. With the receipt of an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) in 2010, and its successful renewal in 2015, the UMCCTS joined a network of 62 NIH-funded centers collaborating to transform the conduct of clinical and translational research across the U.S. Other key partners include our patients and communities, foundations, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, and members of the venture capital and philanthropic communities.

UMCCTS goals are: 

1) To accelerate the translation of basic discoveries into practical, cost-effective solutions that improve human health

2) To develop and support the next generation of leaders in clinical and translational research 

By supporting the investigation that improves the science of translation and that accelerates the translation of UMASS discoveries into products for clinical use, we will improve the health of citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the world.

UMass Medical School IT Data Sciences & Technology 

The Data Sciences and Technology (DS&T) team includes engineers, analysts, and software developers who aim to inspire discoveries in research, education, and medicine with technology innovation, optimization, and support for the clinical and research communities at UMass Medical School and to its business partners. Data Sciences & Technology sustains the diversity of hardware and software applications for biomedical informatics, biospecimen banking, biostatics, research data, and High-Performance Computing (HPC). We provide clinical consulting services to solve researchers' important technology needs.

Our mission is to partner with researchers and clinicians to develop novel technological and data solutions empowering research and translation of findings to clinical care.