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Core Offices

Clinical Research Development

The Clinical Research Development Office builds and maintains relationships with sponsors, UH departments, and researchers; connects PIs with new study opportunities; establishes and maintains researcher interest profiles, and provides concierge support for research staff. The office manages TriNetX queries, biostatistical support, and are the administrators of Velos eResearch.

The office also includes Research Integration & Education (RIE) services. Among their services, RIE presents required Clinical Research Orientation, provides UH Investigator Training, and holds consultations for new Principal Investigators. RIE also assists PI's and study teams with developing recruitment & community outreach strategies; standing up new investigative sites; building system wide awareness of research; and integrating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion practices into clinical research activities.

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Pre-Award Grants & Contracts

The Pre-Award Grants & Contracts office provides departmental support to all UH departments involved in clinical research. The office’s primary role is to review, negotiate, and execute clinical trial agreements and any other research-related agreements necessary to conduct clinical research. The office is also responsible for reviewing and negotiating clinical trial budgets and reviewing, approving, and submitting grants to foundations and local, state, and federal agencies.

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Research Finance Services

The Research Finance Specialist (RFS) team works with study teams to create a coverage analysis, which determines what research-related clinical items and services can be billed to insurance. Through this process, we build an effective study budget containing approved discounted research pricing and assist in sponsor budget negotiation. The RFS team completes research patient billing involving a participant’s claims, sponsor invoicing for patient care, and the collection of those funds owed by the sponsor.

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Post-Award Grants Accounting

The Post-Award Grants Accounting Team is responsible for all aspects of post-award grants management activities from grant account setup to close out (except research patient billing). The Post-Award team is responsible for creating grant accounts, review and approval of grant expenditures, reconciliation of grant awards including cash application and grant closeout, labor distribution and financial reporting. The team also works with the investigators, grant administrators, department administrators, finance, law department, corporate finance and Case Western Reserve University in the management of grants and contracts.

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Human Research Protection Program

The UH Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) includes the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administration Office, UH Research Compliance, Research Credentialing, Reliant Review, the Data Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC), Research Conflicts of Interests, and ClinicalTrials.gov Administration.

The HRPP is responsible for ensuring compliance with requirements and ethical standards, identifying and communicating the best practices for the execution of research, and are committed to promoting that all research involving human subjects is in accordance with federal & state regulations as well as institutional policies.

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Seidman Clinical Trials Unit

The mission of the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Clinical Trials Unit is to provide the highest quality nursing, data, regulatory, financial and quality assurance services to our clinical investigators in an effort to provide an array of innovative clinical trials for the benefit of our patients.

Our vision is to be a comprehensive CTU, designed to be a one-stop-shop for investigators, sponsors and contract research organizations. The CTU is divided into functional teams (clinical, regulatory, data, finance and quality) grouped across the 12 disease teams, such that each team has a dedicated research nurse/research specialist partnership, regulatory, data and budget specialists.

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Research Support Core

The Research Support Core supports all phases of clinical research with expertise in every aspect of the clinical research process. As a fee-for-service team, this Core can provide flexible services based on the individual needs of each department or investigator and can begin at any point in the research trial.

Our services include study coordinator and research nurse staffing, recruitment support, community engagement, FDA support, and regulatory support.

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Dahms Clinical Research Unit

The Dahms Clinical Research Unit (DCRU) provides research-dedicated facilities and staff to create capacity, opportunity and a supportive environment for clinical and translational research at the academic medical center and in the community.

The DCRU team partners with investigators from all disciplines to support pediatric and adult clinical research visits and will work with investigators to plan study budget and implement protocol’s study visits.

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