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.

News and Updates

  • CHPS will hold virtual office hours on the first and third Thursdays of the month – beginning January 6th. CHPS staff will be available from 11am-12pm to provide consultation and support to study teams. We will be hosting via bluejeans: https://bluejeans.com/960659581?src=join_info. Anyone involved with research using CHPS is encouraged to attend. During office hours, CHPS staff will be available to answer questions and help prepare eCHPS submissions. No appointment necessary. If you need assistance outside of office hours, you can always reach out to our team and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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