Research Integration Office

** This Program is Currently Not Active (Pending Extramural Funding) **


The Research Integration Office (RIO) will provide the “front office,” a location within the CCTS for investigators to access information, resources, and expertise to design and conduct clinical and translational research. The RIO will also allow the citizens of Vermont and their health providers to access information about clinical and translational research and opportunities for participation. Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing a Research Navigator to facilitate rapid and focused access to regulatory, study design, logistics, education, ethics, informatics, or technological resources needed by investigators to conduct research.
  • Providing a Community Research Navigator to facilitate the bi-directional engagement of the community with the CCTS.
  • Promoting and enhance diversity of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as in our populations of volunteers for clinical studies.


  • Research Navigator: responsible for providing information and assistance to investigators about regulatory issues related to the conduct of clinical and translational research as well as about multiple aspects of designing, conducting, and analyzing this research. Also provides referrals to content experts and assistance with CCTS resources.
  • Community Research Navigator: responsible for helping investigators, local health care providers, community residents, and other interested parties learn about research participation opportunities in clinical and translational research.
  • Research Ethics Consultations and Education: address ethical questions or dilemmas that may arise during the planning or condut of clinical and translational research.