Our Core Services Provide Expert Guidance Across the Research Process

Every ship needs a steady navigator. Consider your research as the ship. The NNE-CTR has a team of experts covering many specialties. Their job is to help members design, conduct, analyze, and report the best possible research so you can bring your project safely home. Experts in the clinical and translational research process, our navigators help identify collaborators, funding sources, and more. graphic showing research process across 6 stages of Idea, Design, Funding, Research, Analysis, and Reporting

Research Navigators:

Research Navigators at both MaineHealth and the University of Vermont help to translate member project ideas into measurable research. They provide a wide variety of services with specialized expertise in topics such as:

  • Data collection & management
  • Data analysis
  • Data visualization
  • Compliance and procedure
  • Grant preparation
  • IRB and IACUC approvals
  • Manuscript and presentation preparation
  • Policy and regulatory procedures
  • REDCap
  • Research design
"The Research Navigation team provides support to investigators, providing guidance and practical assistance in all stages of the research pathway."

- Deanna Williams, Research Navigator, MH

Learn more about our Research Navigator services here.

Community Engagement Research Navigators:

Community Engagement Research Navigators at both MaineHealth and the University of Vermont facilitate and encourage research that engages communities. They also: 

  • Conduct community needs assessments
  • Connect researchers, clinicians, & communities with shared interests
  • Educate communities about clinical & translational research
  • Educate researchers about community priorities
  • Facilitate collaboration between communities & institutions
"We connect clinicians and providers with the resources here at the NNE-CTR in all of our cores to enable them to successfully produce a study or paper. We act as the traffic controller for all those moving parts."

- Nancy Kaplan, Community Engagement Research Navigator, UVM

Learn more about our Community Engagement Research Navigator services here.


Become a Member!

All NNE-CTR members have access to our resources and support. Learn more about free membership here, and gain access to our core services and programs.


Please email us with any questions or for help accessing services.


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