Services for Investigators and Sponsors

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Services for investigators

The Office of Research Affairs supports investigators in the following ways:

  • Budget development and negotiation of clinical trial agreements with sponsors
  • Study initiation, patient recruitment and follow-up
  • Study coordinator support through one-on-one training and mentorship for research coordinators

The Office of Mentoring Programs enables the success of early career faculty through the following:

  • Providing resources and training in critical areas such as grant writing coaching, statistical analysis, and manuscript editing
  • Facilitating clinical and laboratory monthly track meetings to provide feedback on extramural submissions
  • Providing competitive fellowships to program members and enhance their extramural funding success  

Services for sponsors

The Office of Research Affairs is committed to fostering industry-sponsored research. Services available for research sponsors include the following:

  • Identification of clinical investigators at Rush who have the expertise and interest to pursue a trial devoted to a particular disease, intervention or assessment
  • Assistance in meeting the required deadlines necessary for Rush’s institutional review boards to review protocols involving human subjects
  • Clinical trial agreement negotiation and facilitiation to expedite processing

Contact us

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