Clinical & Translational Science Institute / Connections / UNYTE / Member Benefits and Resources Member Benefits and Resources UNYTE has the potential to facilitate population-based studies. Through its member institutions, UNYTE has access to several populations which are understudied, including: Rural populations, research programs in rural health, and vertically integrated rural health programs Deaf and hard of hearing (D/HOH) populations through the National Center for Deaf Health Research UNYTE offers a pipeline pilot funding program and a pilot funding program open to investigators at research institutions across the Upstate region. The primary goal of the UNYTE Translational Research Network award category is to stimulate new inter-institutional collaborations in health research. For the pipeline pilot funding program, a maximum of $10,000 will be awarded for a period of six months to one year. For the pilot funding program, a maximum of $50,000 will be awarded for a period of one year. To receive funding, research teams must consist of one faculty member from the University of Rochester and at least one faculty member at another UNYTE member institution. Refer to the CTSI Pilot Studies Program website for further details. Scroll down the page to see both UNYTE opportunities. The UNYTE Research Project Database is an online, searchable inventory of research projects that have taken place at UNYTE institutions. The information may help users find collaborators or mentors across UNYTE via the database’s fast and easy search tools. The DARTNet Institute is a rapidly growing collaboration of practice-based research networks that are building a national collection of data from electronic health records, claims, and patient-reported outcomes. The networks blend quality improvement, effectiveness, and translational research with a data driven-learning system. The learning system includes advanced performance measures and assistance with the development and deployment of clinical decision support systems. The nine distinct research networks that make up DARTNet Institute offer access to approximately 12.5 million patient visits per year, 5 million patient lives, and approximately 5 billion data points. Please click here to view a brief PDF Introduction to DARTNet. Strengthening Professionals in Comparative Effectiveness (SPICE) program The Strengthening Professionals in Comparative Effectiveness (SPICE) Training Program is a training opportunity for postdoctoral and clinical fellows, residents, and faculty. The program goal is to increase the number of researchers qualified to oversee or conduct Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER). A Comparative Effectiveness Research certificate program, including courses on CER-specific methods and data sources, is available in addition to the on-going career-development and training component of the UR-CTSI. The program targets clinical and basic science researchers with diverse research backgrounds (e.g., MD, PhD, PsychD, DMD, DDS, nursing PhD, PA, RN, PT, as well as healthcare administrators and managers) and at different stages of their career (e.g., doctoral candidates, research fellows, junior and mid-career faculty, research staff, and community health practitioners). Online Courses and Tutorials Access the online Investigational New Drug (IND) and Device training modules from the University of Rochester Access free online video courses from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Research Match is a national recruitment registry that brings together researchers and people who are interested to learn more about research studies via a secure website.