Research Facilities

HPNP Complex

The college’s facilities in the Health Professions, Nursing, and Pharmacy (HPNP) building provide increased space and resources for a preeminent research program.  A large suite of rooms in the Health Science Center serves as research space for investigators with ongoing funded studies.

Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)

The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) was founded in 2008 to speed the translation of scientific discoveries into improved health by strengthening the university’s ability to conduct clinical and translational research. The UF CTSI is supported by multiple NIH grants, most notably a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, and by significant institutional support from UF. As a catalytic hub connecting resources, people and ideas, the CTSI expands collaboration and advances translational research across UF’s 16 colleges, the state and the national Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium.

CTSI Biorepository

Collection, Processing and Distribution of Tissue Samples
The CTSI Biorepository operates in conjunction with the UF Clinical Research Center Processing Laboratory and the Molecular Pathology & Immunology Core to collect, process, distribute and provide histology and immunopathology services for remnant and prospective tissue samples. These samples are collected from patients who have consented to participate in one of our IRB approved research programs. The CTSI Biorepository also oversees the release of tissue from the Department of Pathology for other IRB approved research protocols. The Biorepository offers the following services:

  • Tissue procurement, processing (UF CRU Processing Lab) and distribution.
  • Prospective tissue collection to meet protocol requirements.
  • RNA, DNA and protein extraction and quality control (UF CRC Processing Lab).
  • Pathology Services,  including those provided by the Molecular Pathology & Immunology Core, and confirmation of diagnosis by a board-certified pathologist.
  • Storage and retrieval of investigator samples.

UF Clinical Research Center (CRC)

The UF Clinical Research Center provides services in support of inpatient and outpatient research studies involving any disease area or age group, from neonates to older adults. Occupying the first floor of the north wing in the Clinical and Translational Research Building (CTRB), the UF CRC has a significantly expanded outpatient research facility with 14 exam rooms, two procedure rooms and eight infusion bays plus reception, consenting, phlebotomy, sample processing and lab areas.

Research Data Coordinating Center (RDCC)

Located on UF’s East Campus, the FLRDC provides a secure research environment where researchers can analyze restricted data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies.

The information provided through the FLRDC is available to researchers from universities, government agencies, and private institutions in Florida and beyond. In order to access this information, researchers must draft a research proposal to be submitted to the federal agency whose data they want to access for their research. A list of federal agencies providing data can be found here.

Researchers must consult with the FLRDC Administrator about the content and form of a research proposal. The administrator can assist researchers in determining data availability and in preparing worthy proposals. Graduate students who are interested in using the FLRDC should obtain an email of support from their advisors prior to initiating the proposal process.

The Department of Biostatistics is a dynamic and cooperative community of researchers and educators dedicated to advancing the understanding and application of statistical and data science methods in the biomedical and public health sciences. Through innovative research, state-of-the-art teaching, and responsive teamwork, we strive to enhance quantitative research and improve the health and well-being of individuals and populations in Florida and beyond. It is also home to the Research and Biostatistics Consulting Lab, a fee-based consulting service related to optimal development of research design, measurement and analytic strategies; statistical analyses and methodological/statistical review of manuscripts.