The Collaborations and Partnerships Core (CPC) manages a Resource Center for Collaborative Research (RCCR) as a virtual center that functions as a hub to provide relevant information to those interested in establishing collaborative research and new partnerships. The RCCR will establish links to relevant information for proposal development services and research design provided by the PRCTRC, procedures for the establishment of collaborations and partnerships and will also be the home of the PRCTRC Newsletter.
The CP core is a medular component of the PRCTRC in that it represents the Consortium in the establishment of new partnerships throughout the clinical and translational research community as well as the lay community. While initial relationships and collaborations are begun and established through individual key functions within the PRCTRC, CP is responsible for the formal negotiation of collaborative agreements that establish the formal agreements through which research may be initiated. The CP core will address these goals through two specific aims: