Utah Trial Innovation Center (TIC)

Innovation in Clinical Research

The Utah Trial Innovation Center, or Utah TIC, was funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS) in July 2016, and is part of the larger Trial Innovation Network. The seven-year, $25 million grant plus a $3 million supplement for data management services was awarded to Dr. J. Michael Dean, M.D., M.B.A., professor and vice chairman for research in the Department of Pediatrics. Jeffrey Botkin, MD, MPH, Catherine Sherwin, PhD, BN, MSCI, Katherine Sward, PhD, RN, and Bernie LaSalle, BS, are co-investigators on the Utah TIC Grant.

The Trial Innovation Network is an exciting opportunity and combines three TICs (Utah, Johns Hopkins/Tufts, Duke/Vanderbilt) with one Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC) (Vanderbilt) and approximately 60 existing CTSA Program Hubs, including the Utah Center for Clinical & Translational Science (CCTS).

How to Get Involved?

The Trial Innovation Network is open to all faculty at the University. Investigators who have a good idea for a clinical trial should contact the University of Utah CCTS Hub Liaison Team to discuss how they might bring their multicenter clinical trials to the Trial Innovation Network for potential implementation.  This will provide investigators with access to the entire CTSA consortium, with approximately 60 Hub institutions and 500 affiliated hospitals around the country.  For further information about this process, please contact Dixie Thompson from the CCTS Hub Liaison Team at or 801-587-4809.

Trial Innovation Network Proposal Submission Information