Resources, Core Facilities & Funding Opportunities for Research

Washington University, the School of Medicine and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology provide many resources to support investigators in basic science, clinical and translational research.

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Funding sources and help

Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS)
Supports several internal grant funding programs promoting research in clinical and/or translational science.
ICTS website »

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR)
Provides a number of sources that identify and manage new funding opportunities available to Washington University researchers. Researchers may also sign up for customized funding alerts.
OVCR website »

Core facilities and biobanks

Drug-Gene Interaction Database (DGIdb)
Helps investigators annotate genes of interest with respect to known drug-gene interactions and potential druggability. Developed at The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine.
DGIdb database »

Gynecologic Oncology Tissue Bank (GOTB)
Provides human biological specimens to support cancer research, as well as lab support for clinical trials and academic research.
GOTB information »

Siteman Cancer Center Tissue Procurement Core (TPC)
Assists cancer researchers in the collection, storage, quality assurance and scientific utilization/impact of biospecimens collected from cancer patients and study participants, in order to better understand the molecular and genomic basis of cancer.
TPC information »

Tissue Histology Core
Includes a slate of microtome, cryostats, embedding center, oven, tissue processor, microscope, hood, chemical cabinets, a nanozoomer microscope, H&E staining station, and a full time histology technician. Also has full capacity to process and analyze human and mouse tissues.
Tissue Histology Core information »

Women’s Genitourinary Tract Specimen Consortium (WGUTSC)
Provides investigators access to genitourinary tract samples, including endometrial samples, fibroids, vaginal swabs and urine, from non-pregnant women from different age groups.
WGUTC information »

Women and Infants Health Specimen Consortium (WISHC)
Pools resources across patient clinics to provide researchers unique access to pregnancy-related biospecimens and data collected over months and even years of care. In addition to providing banked samples, WIHSC can fulfill custom specimen requests.
WIHSC website » 

Clinical research facilities and support

Our department’s Division of Clinical Research (DCR) provides comprehensive support services for investigators.

The DCR can assist investigators with patient recruitment, regulatory/IRB preparation, project management, data management and analysis, flowchart templates and more.
Clinical research services »

Extensive state-of-the-art facilities and equipment allow researchers and patients to complete the research process in one convenient location. Facilities in the so-called DCR dorm include exam and intake rooms, a CLIA-certified lab, storage, workspaces and conference rooms.
Clinical research facility »