The UMB ICTR provides FREE Biostatistical, Informatics, and Community Collaboration Core services to UMB faculty researcher to translate scientific discoveries into innovations that achieve its mission and advance translational research.
In addition to the FREE services provided through the ICTR Biostatistical, Informatics, and Community Collaboration Cores, the ICTR awards Voucher support -- up to $10,000 for funded projects and up to $5,000 for unfunded projects -- to help defray the cost of services offered by CIBR, GCRC, BIORESCO, NORC, UMMC* IDS and basic, routine blood tests, such as chemistry and CBC, and some community-engaged research expenses.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
UMB ICTR Voucher support is open to all UMB faculty. Priority will be given to IRB-approved ATIP grants, K awards, and all funded, externally peer-reviewed, clinical and translational research. Other UMB faculty requesting support, that may lead to the generation of preliminary data, may also apply for voucher support up to $5,000. Typically, an individual researcher will only be awarded voucher support once per academic year.
How to Apply
Researchers interested in receiving voucher support for the services noted above will need to complete an ICTR Core Services Request form to first determine if the services needed can be best delivered through the FREE ICTR Core services. Using your UMID/Password, please log in to the ICTR Core Services Request web page and select the link to the ICTR Core Services Request Form to initiate your application for services.
Applications are reviewed and triaged to the appropriate ICTR Cores and/or the Voucher Program Liaison. The Voucher Program Liaison will contact applicants interested in voucher support to provide a separate, unique link to an electronic Voucher Program Application form. Voucher Program applications must include the following information:
- Proposal Abstract Template (Save to desktop before entering data; limit 300 words)
- Budget Template* (budget cannot exceed the allowed amounts)
- Current, written quote(s) from the UMB Core(s) and/or community service providers who will be providing the planned service
- Statement on:
- Why services are needed.
- How the voucher will extend existing funding.
- Impact the ICTR Voucher will have on the research.
- Timeframe for voucher utilization (voucher award should be used within 12 months)
You can return to your application to edit as needed and to upload the required documents listed above. Once submitted, the application is reviewed by the Voucher Program Liaison for completeness and then forwarded to the Voucher Committee for review. For questions regarding application guidelines, please contact the ICTR Navigator (ICTRemail@example.com).
Application Submission Deadline
Applications are accepted on a bimonthly basis. The first round of applications, with all supporting documents listed below in the Review Process section, must be submitted by August 1, 2018, 5 p.m. Applications submitted after this deadline will be rolled over to the next round.
2018 Application deadlines
Voucher Program applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of UMB faculty across campus. The decision and anticipated award notification is typically within three to five weeks after the application deadline.
*PLEASE NOTE: Regarding University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) services, the ICTR Voucher support can only be used to defray the costs of UMMC Investigational Drug Services (IDS) and UMMC routine, ancillary tests (blood, urine, etc.). If your project requires these services, please go to UMBiz.
This section last updated June 10, 2018