The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) was established in 2009 under the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).

Since then, TRI has build a rich environment that supports/stimulates research discovery and augments rapid transfer to interventions improving individuals’ and community health. TRI has developed efficient and resourceful workflows, established excellent research educational programs, and launched initiatives to grow team science and community engagement.

See TRI’s Video/Knowledge Library

Resources and Services

We provide a variety of resources and services for researchers, including:
• Consultations
• Specialized training
• Networking opportunities – PROFILES (i.e., tool to connect via common interests, projects, and specialties).
• Study subject recruitment – ARresearch Registry
• Administrative and compliance process assistance
Funding for both clinical/community-based researchers
• Updated Human Subjects Policy (4-14-2022)

This support is available to UAMS researchers, including those Arkansas Children’s Hospital and its Research Institute, and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. See TRI Services.

Community Focus

To meet these goals, TRI fosters long-term partnerships with communities/community-based organizations to help guide development of meaningful research projects. More information on specific community engagement activities can be found here.

Learn more about TRI and its services at the TRI website.