• Research Nursing Core

    The Research Nursing Core provides investigators with skilled staff and state-of-the-art facilities to implement a clinical research study. Our research protocol nurses and research nurses are all trained for complex, detailed research observations and precise collection and storage of specimens.

    Our Staff and Services

    Once the IRB and the Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC) Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) have approved an investigator’s protocol, a research nurse is assigned to facilitate study implementation.

    This includes:

    • Serving as a liaison between the investigator’s study team and the CTRC clinic staff, as well as all service providers (investigational pharmacy, research and clinical labs, radiology, and many others)
    • Preparing data collection flow sheets and study-specific physician orders, which describe in precise detail the steps to properly implement the study
    • Maintaining contact with the investigator and study coordinator throughout the study to ensure a smooth process for them and their study participants
    • Monitoring the research study until its completion

    Research nurse support is also available for study participants located outside the CTRC in other areas of the hospital, via the use of “scatter” beds (i.e. the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the psychiatric unit).

    Facilities and Equipment

    The CTRC clinic is designed with clinical research in mind: our exam, triage and phlebotomy rooms are fully equipped for data and specimen collection, as well as safety and comfort for the study participant. The clinic also houses areas for monitoring exercise and play activities, as well as rooms to accommodate special populations.

    Learn more about our body body composition imaging equipment located in the Schubert Research Clinic.

  • Use our Services

    Research Nurses
    To use the services of the Research Nursing Core, investigators must submit a protocol through ePas. For more information, please follow the instructions for CTRC Services on the Protocol Submission page in the Schubert Research Clinic.
  • Sample Processing Lab

    The CTRC provides a Sample Processing Laboratory to accommodate investigators’ immediate processing needs. Samples of blood, urine, stool, bile, etc. can be processed 24 hours a day and are stored according to protocol.

    Learn more
  • Contact Us

    For questions, or to arrange a consultation, contact:
    Becca Harper, RN, MSN
    513-636-8750
    rebecca.harper@cchmc.org
    ctrcinfo@cchmc.org