Partnership between CTSI and Business Schools Can Promote Best Practices for Core Facilities and Resources
Article first published online: 19 APR 2013
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Clinical and Translational Science
Volume 6, Issue 4, pages 297–302, August 2013
How to Cite
Reeves, L., Dunn-Jensen, L. M., Baldwin, T. T., Tatikonda, M. V. and Cornetta, K. (2013), Partnership between CTSI and Business Schools Can Promote Best Practices for Core Facilities and Resources. Clinical and Translational Science, 6: 297–302. doi: 10.1111/cts.12059
- Issue published online: 6 AUG 2013
- Article first published online: 19 APR 2013
- Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Grant Number: UL1 TR000006
- core facilities;
- graduate business education;
- life science industry;
- clinical and translational research;
- interdisciplinary project management
Biomedical research enterprises require a large number of core facilities and resources to supply the infrastructure necessary for translational research. Maintaining the financial viability and promoting efficiency in an academic environment can be particularly challenging for medical schools and universities. The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute sought to improve core and service programs through a partnership with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. The program paired teams of Masters of Business Administration students with cores and programs that self-identified the need for assistance in project management, financial management, marketing, or resource efficiency. The projects were developed by CTSI project managers and business school faculty using service-learning principles to ensure learning for students who also received course credit for their participation. With three years of experience, the program demonstrates a successful partnership that improves clinical research infrastructure by promoting business best practices and providing a valued learning experience for business students.