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Mobile Research Unit for the Research Community

Advancing Innovations Closer to Home

University Hospitals Clinical Research Center launched the UH Mobile Research Unit to expand access to our clinical research studies and trials to underserved areas across the region.

A goal of our discovery mission is to expand the number of people who have an opportunity to participate in clinical research studies and clinical trials, particularly in rural areas, underrepresented racial and ethnic communities, and to those unable to travel such as senior patients, students on college campuses, hospitalized patients in our regional hospitals, or nursing home residents.

With the first-of-its-kind in Northeast Ohio, the new 39-foot Mobile Research Unit achieves this goal by bringing a fully equipped clinic and laboratory to the regions we serve, at public events, and to UH’s community hospitals and practices.

Physician-scientists can rent this Mobile Research Unit to increase accessibility to clinical research opportunities and improve participant recruitment and retention. It will also expand research services to investigators who do not otherwise have the space or resources to engage in clinical research.

The new unit supports industry, foundation, and NIH-sponsored clinical trials, UH CRC’s Biospecimen Core, and the CRC’s initiative for providing 24/7/365 coverage for clinical research across Northeast Ohio.


Request Mobile Research Unit

The mobile unit allows you to bring new advances to the community with the opportunity to explore clinical research studies as part of routine healthcare.

For more information or to request the Mobile Research Unit for your research study or community event please complete the form below.

The Mobile Research Unit offers:

Two Private Exam Rooms

Standard clinical equipment including a full-size clinical exam table and extra-large procedure chair, Welch Allyn Wall Kits, and clinical equipment

Laboratory Processing Center

Support for time-sensitive sample processing with a full-size ambient/refrigerated centrifuge as well as refrigerator and freezer (-20 degrees through -80 degrees)

Half Bathroom

Conveniently located on the unit to support research activities at any location; Supports sample collection for protocols requiring frequent collection or that have narrow sample collection windows


Wheelchair Lift available

Additional Features

Continuous power available through diesel generator or shore power hookups; private and secure WiFi Network and Ethernet hookups; Running water for sinks and toilet