Researcher Resources

Frontiers seeks to help investigators develop, implement, and enhance high quality research by connecting them with a collaborative network of colleagues and helpful resources, including specific consultations with experts in diverse areas, analytical, statistical and methodological tools for a broad range of research, and pilot study and training grant funding opportunities.

Learn more about specific resources available through Frontiers below.

Regulatory Knowledge and Support Program
This program assists investigators with resources to navigate and meet all regulatory and administrative requirements for clinical and translational research.

Pilot and Collaborative Studies Funding Program
Investigators affiliated with Frontiers institutions may apply for funding for clinical or translational pilot and feasibility studies with the expectation that such pilot funding from Frontiers will lead to larger successful peer-reviewed grant applications for extramural funding. Requests for Proposals (RFPs) occur in the fall.

Community Partnerships for Health (CPH)
The Community Partnership for Health program connects investigators with Kansas and Kansas City-metropolitan area communities for research projects that will be conducted in and with communities to improve the health of the community. Services for investigators include training and partnership-building for respectful access to and working with diverse communities.

A solid statistical foundation is integral to any research project. Biostatisticians skilled in a full range of statistical and methodological approaches are available to consult with investigators and provide support for research method design, statistical support, and statistical analysis.

Biomedical Informatics
The Frontiers Biomedical informatics program provides informatics resources to support investigator research, including online survey tools and access to state and other data resources for health research. Biomedical informatics staff can help investigators select the most appropriate database for their projects.

Clinical and Translational Science Unit (CTSU)
The CTSU includes a wide range of resources, from a fully equipped Exercise Physiology Lab to a state-of-the-art Metabolic Kitchen.  With examination, infusion, and observation rooms, experienced research nurses and medical staff in the CTSU can monitor patients on clinical trials in a safe and controlled environment.

Translational Technologies Resource Center (TTRC)
The TTRC provides investigators with access to advanced in vivo, and cell and tissue imaging resources, a genomics and proteomics lab, and tissue repositories.  The TTRC also manages the Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Program within Frontiers to support pre-clinical, clinical and post-marketing phases of the drug development process.

Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation (IAMI)
The IAMI assists investigators with advancing new drugs, drug products and drug delivery platform technologies through the approval process.  The IAMI also provides proof-of-concept awards and an Office of Project and Portfolio Management to identify projects, create project teams and set timelines.

Personalized Medicine and Outcomes Center (PMOC)
The PMOC focuses primarily on supporting investigators with research that focuses on translating scientific discoveries into practical applications for patients. This includes assisting with analysis of large databases; quality assessment and quality improvement analysis; health and healthcare economics, health status and decision analysis; and survey design and qualitative research support.

Ethics Program
The Ethics Program consults with investigators regarding the ethical implications of their research at every stage from design to reporting of results. The program also provides training, facilitates community collaboration and aims to stimulate the field of research ethics.