Welcome to the PRCTRC Portal
The Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium (PRCTRC) was established on September 2010 as a concept to advance translation of knowledge and to have an impact on health disparities in Puerto Rico. We are a centralized clinical and translational research program focused on health problems prevalent in our community.
The PRCTRC is a multidisciplinary and collaborative effort between three major academic health care institutions in Puerto Rico: the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, Universidad Central del Caribe and Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences. This program is inclusive, incorporating leadership from all participating institutions at several levels of administrative responsibility. It also provides a unique opportunity to incorporate resources and have an impact across a state-size territory composed primarily of a minority population.
This program is integrative, incorporating resources and leadership from all three institutions under a single administrative structure.
To accomplish our goals we have integrated, expanded and enhanced a series of key translational research and training components, including participant and clinical interaction resources; clinical and translational research core resources in biostatistics and data management; core laboratories and technologies; training and career development programs; support for regulatory compliance resources; informatics resources, and community interactions and participation programs.
This portal is designed to facilitate access to Consortium resources to researchers and the general public. A short video with an overview of the project is available at the Medical Sciences Campus RCMI YouTube Channel.