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Set Up A Study

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National (CTSI-CN) is proud to support Children's National Hospitall and George Washington University research faculty and staff by providing a variety of supportive resources and tools. 

Each CTSI-CN Cores and Modules provides access to and support for the following resources designed to aid with study set-up:

Funding Opportunities

Children’s National Hospital / George Washington University

To learn more about funding opportunities at Children's National Hospital and George Washington University please visit:


To learn more about funding opportunities from Foundations please visit:

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

To learn more about funding opportunities from the NIH please visit:

Other Funding Opportunities

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Grants & Contracts

The Grants and Contracts Administration and Finance at Children's National Hospital and the Grants & Contracts Accounting at George Washington University (GCAS) provide assitance with all aspects of financial managment of grant-based and sponsored research.

To learn more about Grants & Contracts please visit: Grants & Contracts

Grant Preparation Assistance

The CTSI-CN offers an assortment of programs, tools, and guidance to assist with grant prepration.

To learn more about Grant Preparation Assistance please visit: Grant Preparation Assistance

Cohort Discovery & Feasibility Tools

The Informatics Core, in partnership with the Liaison to Recruitment Innovation Centers module provides access to and support for the following Cohort Discovery & Feasibility tools.

To learn more about Cohort Discovery & Feasibility Tools please visit: Cohort Discovery & Feasibility

Protocol Builder

Protocol Builder is a secure, cloud-based application utilized to simplify the process of writing investigator-initiated protocols.

Accessible online via a desktop or tablet, this tool facilitates the development of protocols that meet institutional research regulations (e.g., IRB, Research Administration, etc.), as well as Federal regulatory standards. Via the user-friendly interface, Protocol Builder helps writers navigate the complexities of protocol development and fosters institutional collaboration. Additionally, this tool also serves to facilitate the standardization of protocol format, mitigating the time and effort required for SRC, IRB, etc. review.

To learn more about Protocol Builder please visit: Protocol Builder


Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) ( is a mature, secure, HIPAA compliant, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases. It is the database platform of choice in all CTSA awarded institutions and for other institutions across the globe. REDCap is HIPAA compliant but you are still required to inform the IRB about using REDCap for your project. It is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant ready.

To learn more about REDCap please visit: REDCap

    Research Toolkits

    Children's National Hospital has designed an Investigator and Study Team toolkit to guide Children's National research teams through various administrative and regulatory policies and procedures related to the submission, review, and approval of clinical trial research. The goal of this toolkit is to assist with navigating the review and approval process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

    Additionally, the CTSI-CN has also developed an addendum toolkit that includes additional regulatory resources.

    To learn more about Research Toolkits please visit: Research Toolkits