SCTR’s vision is to advance human health and health equity. By creating and implementing innovative research programs across institutions and populations, SCTR helps to ensure that all share in the benefits of translational science.

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South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research (SCTR) Institute

Accelerating biomedical discovery to improve health

SCTR is a statewide, NIH-funded institute that provides consultative expertise, resources, training, and funding to support research teams. Our goal is to accelerate scientific discoveries from the laboratory to clinical and public health practice to improve the health of patients and communities across SC and beyond.


We Serve

SCTR serves researchers, clinical research professionals, early career scientists and trainees, and communities



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Our Impact

SCTR Services and Consultations: 15,250 requests received, 2,835 investigators supported, 27,305 services provided, >96% service satisfaction; Policy Citations: 1,965 publications, 15% (299) cited in policy

Science Communications: 129 news stories, >422,000 views, 48 median Altmetrics score; Funding Opportunities: 279 pilot grants awarded, >$75M extramural awards, 44 community-academic research partnerships
Updated May 2024