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Services for Investigators

Budget development and negotiation of clinical trial agreements
The Office of Research Affairs assists investigators in developing budgets and facilitates negotiations with sponsors.

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Study initiation, patient recruitment and follow-up
The office helps investigators and sponsors with all aspects of study start-up, enrollment and retention. Our staff is available to review recruitment opportunities for specific studies. 

Study coordinator support
Our office provides one-on-one training and mentorship for research coordinators.

Services for Sponsors

The Research and Clinical Trials Administration Office at Rush in Chicago is committed to fostering industry-sponsored research. Services available for research sponsors include:
  • Identification of clinical investigators for new studies
    The Office of Research Affairs can help to identify qualified Rush investigators with expertise and interest in pursuing a trial devoted to a particular disease, intervention or assessment.

  • Institutional Review Board
    Two Rush Institutional Review Boards (IRB) meet weekly to review protocols involving human subjects. The Office of Research Affairs can assist investigators and companies in meeting the required deadlines.

  • Clinical trials agreements
    Our office will facilitate negotiations and expedite processing of sponsor clinical trial agreements. We have many master agreements already in place.

For more information, contact:

Office of Research Affairs
707 S. Wood St., Lower Level
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-5498
Fax: (312) 942-2874

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