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Departmental Resources

Orthopedic Surgery Research Team
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery has research staff that can help with all steps in clinical, preclinical, and educational research studies. Staff are available to help with study design, grant proposals, data collection and management, regulatory support, statistics, and publication of results. To get started, please contact Joan Bechtold.

Orthopedic Surgery Surgical Specialty Groups (SSGs)
Orthopedic Surgery SSGs meet regularly to discuss projects related to subspecialties in orthopedic surgery. These groups provide feedback on research ideas and serve as a way to involve other clinicians and research coordinators in research projects.

University of Minnesota Research Cores and Centers

University research resource cores and centers provide access to technologies, services, and expert consultation to advance scientific discovery.

Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR)
CMRR is a biotechnology resource for novel imaging, including high field magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy. The Department of Orthopedic Surgery has a strong relationship with the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research. The CMRR is home to some of the most advanced MR instrumentation in the world. A group of collaborators from orthopedic surgery and CMRR meets monthly to discuss current projects and strategize on grant submissions. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Joan Bechtold for the next meeting date.

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
CTSI provides comprehensive support for the full spectrum of clinical and translational research. Offerings include clinical data accesscommunity-engaged research supportclinical research facilities and staffinformatics consultationsrecruitment consultationsstudy management and coordinationregulatory supportstatistical support, and translational research support.

Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center
A program of the University’s Institute for Engineering in Medicine, Bakken MDC is an interdisciplinary program that combines basic research, applied and translational research, education and training, and outreach and public engagement all related to medical devices.

Full List of UMN Research Cores and Centers
This CTSI page has a full list of other UMN Research Cores and Centers, including the Anatomy Bequest ProgramExperimental Surgical Services, and Office of Measurement Services, among others.

Fairview Research Administration

Fairview Research Administration
Fairview Research Administration is experienced with the details of research requirements. Relevant services and resources include research agreements and contracts involving Fairviewresearch services, and compliance.