Center for Human Phenomic Science

The Center for Human Phenomic Science was formed with the receipt of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), an NIH Roadmap initiative. The CHPS merged the General Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), and introduced new programs and services. The CHPS has child and adult specific facilities at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), respectively, as well as joint components.

The goal of CHPS is to provide the resources, environment, operations, and training to support and promote high-quality clinical and translational research by qualified investigators. The CHPS Clincal Research Cores support the research of more than 400 different principal investigators from Penn and CHOP engaged in over 600 research protocols. All protocols are approved by the CHPS Resource Committee. 

It is the policy of the Center to charge for services provided to investigators for the purpose of supporting the program and expanding the current services available.

For additional information, please contact the CHPS Administrative Director or Administrative Staff.

News and Updates

CHPS will not increase list prices for FY 22.

Beginning FY 22, all new studies or amendments approved by CHPS with study protocol specific training will be charged an hourly fee per CHPS staff completing each required training.  This includes but is not limited to: in person and webinar training, manual reviews with required signoff, demonstration of skills (i.e. DXA scan samples), and skill certification. Please make sure your budgets include funds for this activity. In addition, please note that an upcoming revised eCHPs application will have a section to indicate training needs for all Cores.