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Request Support (SPARC Request)

What is this resource?

SPARC Request (Services, Pricing, & Application for Research Centers) is a web-based research transaction management system that was created at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). SPARC Request provides a central portal for researchers and their study teams to browse for research services and resources as well as submit service and pricing requests.

SPARC Request features include:

  • Order services from various CTSI-CN modules/cores

  •  Create budgets for studies/projects

  • Manage active studies/projects within the user Dashboard

  • Track research activity for services provided by CTSI-CN Cores

  • Fulfill service requests in real-time

  • Communicate directly with your service providers

  • Generate various reports for study teams

PLEASE NOTE: The SPARC Request system is best viewed in the most up-to-date versions of the follwoing web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari. If you encounter any issues or have any questions please see the "Who Should I Contact for More Information" section below.

.Who can use this resource?

All Children’s National Health System and The George Washington University research faculty and staff can utilize SPARC Request. This includes investigators, research nurses/coordinators, research assistants, etc.

How much does access to this resource cost?

Use of SPARC Request is offered at no cost. However, services within SPARC Request are offered at reasonable cost. To see the cost of specific CTSI-CN resources/services, please visit SPARC Request.

How do I access this resource?

To request access to SPARC Request please visit SPARC Request.

Who should I contact for more information?

Please contact the CTSI-CN SPARC Request administrator at if you should have any questions or need assistance with your request.

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