SPARC Live! Request a service now!

About SPARC Request

You can now request a LA CaTS service or consultation through our new online SPARC Request System (Services, Pricing, & Application for Research Centers). SPARC is a web-based research management system that provides a central portal (one-stop shop) to researchers and their study teams to browse for research services and resources, as well as submit service and pricing requests with a focus on billing compliance and proposal/budget development. SPARC was developed by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), a collaborator with the LA CATS Center, and is now being utilized by multiple research institutes across the country.

Why use SPARC?

  • Manage your study information and requests in one central location
  • Easy-to-use search features
  • Request or obtain research pricing for research services across the LA CaTS Center institutions
  • Communicate directly with your service providers

How Do I Get Started?

To get started go to and create your account! Browse our catalog or ask a question!

Where do I find SPARC? It is easily found throughout our website. Look for the SPARC logo, or simply click here.

Have a quick question for one of our service providers? Use the “Ask A Question” feature.

Questions about SPARC? Contact us at

LSU Health Shreveport Xavier University of Louisiana LSU Health New Orleans Pennington Biomedical Research Center Tulane University Louisiana State University The Research Institute for Children at Children's Hospital New Orleans Ochsner Health System