Research and Data Services

Research Concierge @ The Library

Research Concierge @ The Library

About the Service

Research Concierge @ the Library is a joint service provided by iTHRIV, the SOM CTO, and the Health Sciences Library.

The Integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) serves as the “front door” for researchers and study teams at the University of Virginia to provide education and services to facilitate clinical and translational research, including data modeling, basic science, animal, clinical, and outcomes research. The SOM Clinical Trials Office (CTO) provides support services for the planning, implementation and management of clinical research studies. Together THRIV and the CTO are offering Research Concierge Services at the Health Sciences Library. 

Research Concierge Services are available to connect UVa investigators with clinical translational research services across Grounds.  They can also help research teams understand and utilize UVa systems that support research operations. 

Research Concierge Services consults are available free of charge to all students, staff, and researchers across the University of Virginia. They are available to assist with questions such as:

I have an idea for a research study. What services are available to help me get started?

  • Feasibility analysis
  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Protocol development
  • Multi-center study management / Data Coordinating Center services
  • Training

What funding sources are available? How do I build a budget for a research study?

  • Assistance finding grant opportunities
  • Access to budget development information and research pricing
  • Develop study billing coverage analysis

Where can I conduct my basic, animal, or clinical research?

  • Animal facilities and Research Cores
  • Tissue banking and sample processing facilities
  • Clinical Research Unit at West Complex and Fontaine (nursing support as needed)

What regulatory requirements apply to my study?

  • IND/IDE determination and submission
  • registration
  • IRB document preparation and submittal

What technology may be utilized in starting and managing my study?

  • OnCore
  • CRConnect
  • Protocol Builder
  • Data capture tools (eCRF options)
  • Data science and analytics tools

Researchers, students and staff can email questions to iTHRIV Research Concierge Services at (all translational research questions) or the SOM CTO at (clinical research questions). You may browse health research resources in the iTHRIV Research Concierge Portal and request a consult any time (find "Request Consult" under help menu once logged in).

You can also receive an in-person Research Services consultation by coming to the library during the Research Concierge @ the Library hours. Requests beyond the scope of this service will be referred to other University resources when appropriate.


Consultations are on a drop-in basis

Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00 am – 12:00pm​
Location: outside Room 1212 on the lower level of the Health Sciences Library

Closed during UVA Academic Division holidays.

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