Michigan State University’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) was established to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines to conduct studies ranging from academic laboratory investigations to clinical trials, with an aim of identifying gaps in current health care treatment outcomes. In addition, the CTSI works to bring health-related questions from health care workers and community members to the attention of MSU researchers with an aim to identify potential collaborative investigations for the development of health solutions. In support of this goal, the MSU-CTSI has recently begun the process of participating in the eagle-i Network, collecting information about unique and valuable research resources across the diverse spectrum that is Michigan State University.
As a result of MSU’s affiliation with the Network, MSU researchers will be able to easily identify core laboratory services, reagents, animals, specimens, and more available at MSU and throughout the Network. It also allows MSU to market its own core facilities and resources to researchers across the country. These working connections with other institutions may spark valuable new collaborations for ongoing and future projects.
MSU is at the beginning of their resource collection and annotation process, and plans to continue this process over the next several months, publishing additional resources to the Network on an ongoing basis. As the only university in the country with on-campus medical schools training osteopathic (DO) and allopathic (MD) physicians, veterinarians (DVM), and a College of Nursing, plus the new national user facility for nuclear science, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), we look forward to the unique resources MSU will bring to the eagle-i Network.