Research Credentialing

The UH Research Credentialing Process Provides Non-UH Personnel Proper Access To UH Patients’ Protected Health Information (UH PHI) Under Institutional Review Board (IRB)-Approved Research Studies

Effective September 1, 2017, the UH Clinical Research Center (UHCRC) will charge a processing fee for Research Credentialing applications. Case Medical Students are exempt from this fee.

Initial Applications: $150
Renewal Applications: $100

This fee is non-refundable. If you have questions regarding if you need to be credentialed, or if you qualify to be credentialed, please contact BEFORE submitting an application.

University Hospitals has developed a UH Research Credentialing Process for non-UH personnel, primarily emanating from: Case Western Reserve University, The MetroHealth System, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Ursuline College, and UH Volunteers.

The UH Research Credentialing process provides:

  • Access to UH PHI for IRB-approved research studies
  • Grants a UH-based title:
    • Research Faculty for MDs and/or PhD’s
    • Research Associate for all others
  • A UH e-mail address and IT access
  • Access to UH-sponsored research training programs

For detailed information about how to submit your Research Credentialing application please read the Research Credentialing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). This SOP is a step-by-step guide explaining the process. For more information regarding UH's Research Credentialing process please read our frequently asked questions.

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