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The Chicago Community Research Map is a resource to find out about the health-related research taking place in the community. This information is available to research investigators, community organizations and any individual interested to know more about the research taking place in Chicago and its communities.

Investigators who need to translate a research protocol into lay language for informed consent documents and/or IRB submission may benefit from the University of Michigan’s "Simplification Guide to Medical Terms."

The Smart Chicago Collaborative and the Chicago Department of Public Health believe data should be accurate, transparent and easy to understand. We created the Chicago Health Atlas so that you can review, explore and compare health-related data over time and across communities. In addition, the Chicago Health Atlas provides a place for residents to see our progress implementing Healthy Chicago 2.0, the citywide plan to improve health equity.

Our hope is that you will use this data to both better understand health in Chicago and identify opportunities to improve health and well-being.

The Chicago Health Atlas is, by design, an

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide information on human participant protection in clinical investigations involving human subjects and the use of drugs, biologics or devices.

The UICollaboratory Research Profiles is a professional networking tool which helps researchers identify faculty across a wide variety of scientific disciplines for potential collaboration at the University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

The CCTS Community Engagement Advisory Board (CEAB) is committed to providing critical consultations and feedback to diverse groups of UIC faculty, pre- and post-doctoral students, community organizations, and faculty and trainees at other Chicago-area universities on their community-based research efforts.

ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Investigators can learn more about national clinical studies, including relevant history, policies, and laws.

FDA regulations and guidance documents are accessible from this site as well as international GCP guidance documents on which FDA has collaborated and that have been adopted as official FDA guidance.

The Biositemaps Working Group of the NIH Roadmap National Centers of Biomedical Computing (NCBC) has developed technologies to address (i) locating, (ii) querying, (iii) composing or combining, and (iv) mining biomedical resources.

Investigators often request language to describe the CCTS and/or a specific service or resource for inclusion in a grant application. The CCTS Overview and Service Core Description provides the necessary information for most applications.

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