SCTR Communications
May 30, 2020
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The South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research (SCTR) Institute is one of the recipients of Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program funding offered through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through its National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Following initial funding in 2006, SCTR became a CTSA program hub based at MUSC and has since built partnerships and affiliates to establish a statewide presence. SCTR joined the ranks of a national network of institutions providing critical resources and support to cutting-edge translational research. Being a member of a network of more than 60 research institutions across the country affords a wealth of opportunities.


One category of network opportunity is membership in the variety of CTSA sponsored working groups and organizations that foster collaboration through information exchange and resource sharing across hubs. As a recent member of the Regulatory Guidance for Academic Research of Drugs and Devices (ReGARDD), SCTR has committed to the organization’s focus on the development of tools and resources that expedite the research of promising products and novel discoveries that will translate to positive public health outcomes.

SCTR connected with ReGARDD late last year, joining the ranks of other affiliates, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, Wake Forest School of Medicine, and RTI International. Each affiliate contributes experience and expertise from their regulatory affairs specialists. Professionals from each of these CTSA programs come together during ReGARDD meetings, events, and initiatives to share ideas and histories that may include successes, challenges, and lessons learned. They are stronger together in guiding academic researchers through the landscape of complex and ever-evolving regulatory guidelines and requirements.

Upcoming Event

Each year ReGARDD offers training and education, including events for researchers at member institutions. The affiliates take turns sponsoring workshops, presentations, and forums, connecting researchers with experienced professionals representing various aspects of the regulatory industry. SCTR will be hosting its first ReGARDD event through its Regulatory Knowledge and Support Core. The web-based event will be presented by Dr. Scott Davis, Director of Technology and Commercialization with MUSC’s Foundation for Research Development, on the subject of intellectual property related to devices and therapeutics in research. View the following event details to register, and visit the ReGARDD website to learn more about the resources available to academic researchers including information from past ReGARDD Sponsored Events.

Event Details

ReGARDD Forum (Virtual) Presentation
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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