A service-oriented philosophy was in mind when the administrative staff was reorganized in 1997 in order to meet the dynamic needs of ACRI’s research community. The staff acts as facilitators to ease the administrative burden of sponsored research. At the same time, the office provides an array of unique services, outside the general area of research administration, that have proven to be quite beneficial to the Institute’s cause.
The administrative staff supports the ACRI faculty throughout the grant process. The office provides pre- and post-award assistance to researchers. This includes services such as proposal development assistance, acting as liaison between the researcher and the sponsoring agency while ensuring the research complies with the agency guidelines and administrative requirements, assisting with the preparation of appropriate internal and external application forms, auditing of studies to ensure compliance with federal guidelines, and determining the accuracy of proposal budgets.
Grant and science writing and editing services are also available to investigators. The staff assists investigators with grant applications to federal agencies and private foundations as well as providing developmental and substantive editing of manuscripts.
A Legal and Human Protections Administrator is available to review and negotiate biomedical research agreements, such as clinical trial agreements and amendments, material transfer agreements, and confidential disclosure agreements.
The ACRI staff has a research information system that recognizes the growing importance of electronic research administration. The staff provides such unique services as electronic purchasing and real-time accounting, design and maintenance of Institute websites, and assistance with the location of funding opportunities and policy information. Also in development is the implementation of an electronic proposal routing system and other initiatives that are in line with the need to expedite the research administration process.
The Pediatric Clinical Research Unit (PCRU) and its coordinator are available to support investigators conducting pediatric clinical trials. Investigational drug study activities are supported by the ACRI pharmacist on staff. This clinical coordinator provides assistance with study initiation, closure, randomization, and the day-to-day routine execution of clinical trials. Pharmacy-related support activities include drug accountability, study procedures, inventory/records documentation, and drug resource information for all health care providers. These activities combined, provide for a coordinated, efficient, and accurate dispensing and documentation system.
Another area of support includes the animal research and operations aspect of the Institute. This unique function of ACRI provides oversight of the staff and materials of the animal facility, as well as the maintenance of the entire Institute. The staff ensures that the animal facilities of the Institute meet the stringent requirements set down by such groups as the American Association for the Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC). The office also acts as the liaison with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) for ACRI’s researchers.
The Biostatistics Core at ACRI provides comprehensive assistance with study design, data analysis, and statistical results interpretation. The core is staffed by two doctoral level statisticians and two master’s level statisticians who are available to support researchers of Arkansas Children’s with statistical applications related to basic science, clinical, health outcomes, epidemiologic, and behavioral research. Our statisticians have knowledge and expertise in SAS, open-source R, and SPSS software packages.
The first hour of consulting is free. Additional support will be charged on an hourly basis
Consulting for grant proposal preparation is free. Costs associated with statistical support needed during the project period should be included in the grant application budget.
Please contact the Core at the conceptual stage of research to ensure quality results.
The purpose of the Arkansas Children's Research Institute Systems Biology Bioinformatics Core is to provide data analysis support for Arkansas Children's Institute Researchers, as well as those outside our Institute.
The Systems Biology Bioinformatics Core at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute provides investigator support in experimental design, data analysis, data visualization, and highly rigorous interpretation of large, complex data sets. The core maintains state-of-the-art analytical pipelines for the advances of “omics” technologies.
The Systems Biology Bioinformatics Core is located on the second floor of the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute at 13 Children’s Way, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202.
We request that investigators acknowledge the core with the following:
“The Arkansas Children’s Research Institute’s Systems Biology Bioinformatics Core is supported by the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, the Arkansas Biosciences Institute, and the Center for Translational Pediatric Research funded by the National Institutes of Health (P20GM121293).”
Use the button below to initiate a sample submission or to obtain a quote for services. A member of the Systems Biology Bioinformatics Core will contact you shortly after you submit the request. We look forward to providing you with cutting-edge bioinformatics services!Request Services
The purpose of the Arkansas Children's Research Informatics Core is to support investigators and researchers gain access to the state-of-the-art research tools and technologies for biomedical research.
The Research Informatics team at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute offers the services and the tools that enable investigators to conduct research activities. The Research Informatics team emphasizes biomedical informatics as an approach in facilitating research projects and in assisting investigators in the daily use of research database systems and clinical/operational support requests. The Research Informatics team maintains state-of-the-art research tools and technologies.
Support and Training
To request informatics support for your research, please contact the research informatics program manager, Ahmed AbuHalimeh, PhD.
ACH is part of the Accrual for Clinical Trials (ACT) Network, a nationwide group of leading academic research institutions that share patient counts from electronic health record data. Explore and validate feasibility for clinical studies to learn more about patient populations.Learn more
The purpose of the Arkansas Children's Research Institute Germ-Free Mouse Facility is to provide support to conduct microbiome research for ACRI researchers, as well as those outside our Institute.
The Germ-Free Mouse Facility at ACRI provides investigator support in experimental design and execution of the animal studies. The facility maintains state-of-the-art flexible film isolators for mouse breeding. Several studies are ongoing to determine the role of gut microbiota on kidney, gut, and ovarian health.
The Germ-Free Mouse Facility is located in the Animal Vivarium of the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute.
We request that investigators acknowledge with the following:
“The Arkansas Children’s Research Institute’s Germ-Free Mouse Facility is supported by the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, the Arkansas Biosciences Institute, and the Center for Translational Pediatric Research funded by the National Institutes of Health (P20GM121293).”
Please send an email to email@example.com with information about the project.
For questions related to animal forms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions related to animal forms, please email YountPA@archildrens.org.
For the extramural budget template, please email our Grant Development Specialist.
For questions related to intramural grant application forms, please email McMainsAM@archildrens.org.
For questions related to PCRU forms, please email StormentJS@archildrens.org.
For questions related to these forms, please email StormentJS@archildrens.org.
For questions related to NIH forms, please email YountPA@archildrens.org.
It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator to know, understand, and follow the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and State of Arkansas rules and regulations pertaining to all aspects of controlled substances, and keep all required registrations, certificates, licenses, and records in force. Failure to comply with the DEA and Arkansas Department of Health regulations may result in forfeiture of DEA registration and Arkansas Department of Health Registration. Failure to produce complete disposition records at the request of ACRI management or ACH Audit Services may result in assumption that drugs were potentially diverted.
Schedule II Order Forms (DEA Form 222) - Official Order Forms may be ordered by calling the DEA Headquarters Registration Unit toll free at 1-800-882-9539. The forms will be mailed within 10 working days. Official order forms may also be obtained by submitting a completed requisition form, DEA Form 222a, to DEA, Registration Unit, PO Box 28083, Washington, DC 20038-8083. There is no charge for Official Order Forms.
How to obtain an Arkansas Department of Health Report of Drugs Surrendered? - Contact the ADH using the information below.