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CNTR Supports Science from Application to Implementation

At a time when it’s increasingly difficult to find and win research funding, our dedicated team of seasoned research administrators is the partner you need.

We understand the challenges you face in trying to do it all: carrying a clinical load, competing for funding, and conducting high-quality studies. So we’re here to attend to the time-consuming grant acquisition and management details you just hate—like submitting proposals, building realistic budgets, identifying sites, navigating regulatory compliance, and much more.

Click to hear from Dr. Elliott Haut on how CNTR helped submit his proposal and execute a PCORI-funded implementation project.

We are a diverse staff of senior research managers, holding decades of collective experience and advanced degrees in nursing, healthcare administration, financial management, demography, public health and geographic information systems. Collaborate with the Coalition for National Trauma Research, and our team will manage your study from start to finish—from hypothesis development and aim setting, through proposal writing, grant acquisition, project management, publication, presentation and data sharing. Our support across the entire grant lifecycle makes your job worlds easier and allows you to focus on what you do best—saving lives and conducting research.

As a coordinating center for federally-funded research, CNTR–and NTI previously–has partnered on trauma studies with principal investigators since 2006. We have extensive experience with Department of Defense funding vehicles; and as a member of MTEC–the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium--connections to a broad array of potential collaborators. From clinical trauma research to national research infrastructure, projects under CNTR’s management have engaged more than 70 investigators across the U.S. and drawn  $90 million in federal and other funding to date.


Research projects are considered based on a variety of criteria including the level of study fit with available sources of funding, institutional support, investigator track record, and strength of the initial study protocol. CNTR’s Scientific Advisory Committee reviews potential projects for their relevance to our mission. We continually monitor national funding announcements and work to pair available opportunities with germane study ideas and interested investigators.

To initiate a discussion, complete the Project Proposal Form HERE.

The CNTR staff is an outstanding group of professionals who work tirelessly to make the logistics of clinical research work for busy academic providers. I have partnered with the CNTR team for several funded efforts that I simply could not have tackled without their expertise and support.

Joseph Dubose, MD, FACS

Clinical Professor of Surgery , University of Maryland Medical System

  • Collaborating on grant applications
  • Managing large, national, multi-site studies
  • Identifying and recruiting clinical trial sites
  • Supporting projects with regulatory requirements
  • Integrating geospatial mapping into study designs

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