Clinical Research Center (CRC)

About Us

Our Clinical Research Center (CRC) is dedicated to efficient, reliable and high-quality study support for UMass clinical investigators. For a reasonable cost, investigators can utilize the following services as needed:

  • Accessible and comfortable space for participants, just off the main lobby of the Ambulatory Care Center 
  • Nine (9) exams rooms for study visits (exam tables or recliners for lengthy visits)
  • Touchdown space with clinical computers for visiting researchers, their support staff and external monitors
  • Conference room for start-up meetings, sponsor visits and research staff use
  • In-unit BSL-2 laboratory equipped with centrifuges, refrigerated centrifuge, -20degree C freezer, -80 degree C freezer, 4 degree C refrigerator (short term storage), dry ice
  • Prep area for processing, packaging and shipping central lab specimens, daily FedEx pickup
  • Pneumatic tube system to hospital Rapid Response Lab
  • Separate phlebotomy room

Services Available to Support your Studies

  • Staff: 3 full-time experienced research nurse coordinators and 1 full-time regulatory coordinator
  • Full or partial coordination of studies
  • Nursing procedures such as study drug administration, EKGs, IVs, phlebotomy
  • Lab processing and shipping
  • PK studies
  • Pediatric studies
  • Regulatory support for IRB submissions (with or without coordinator services)
  • Room only (no CRC staff required)

Location and Hours

  • Location: Ambulatory Care Center - 1st Floor AC1-044
  • Hours: Standard hours of operation are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm weekdays. Additional and extended hours by arrangement.

Fees

  • To obtain pricing for clinical trial support services, please complete the Initial Request for CRC Services Form and send to clinicaltrialsunit@umassmed.edu
  • Service charges will be determined after protocol review.
  • Please note that investigators are responsible for any costs incurred for use of the unit or staff. Investigators should contact us before submitting grant applications to make sure budgets are appropriate to cover costs.

Basic Charges

 

Funding Source

Service Type

Industry 

Other Non-Profit
         (e.g. Foundation)        

 Department or Investigator 

Federal 

Start-up 

  Variable starting at  
$3,000+OH

Variable

Variable

None

Nursing

$100/hr

$75/hr

$75/hr

$75/hr

IRB Submission 

$1250

$50/hr

($600 max)

$50/hr

($600 max)

$50/hr

  ($600 max)  

 Ongoing Regulatory  

$75/hr

$50/hr

$50/hr

$50/hr

Room Charge 

$60/hr

$40/hr

None

None

Dry Ice 

$20/use

None

None

None


Forms

Service Agreement Form will be completed upon agreement of terms. Please complete top portion only.

 

 Contact the CRC at:          CRC Manager 
 clinicaltrialsunit@umassmed.edu           Celia Hartigan, RN, MPH 
 Phone: 508-856-2800          celia.hartigan@umassmed.edu 
           Phone: 508-856-3676