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Experience and Expertise

The Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO) staff has unique expertise in all areas of pharmaceutical, medical device, and investigator-initiated studies. See the CTO's organizational chart for a variety of available staff to meet the needs of your study.

With 10 years of clinical research experience, the CRSO facilitates innovative and novel clinical research consistent with the mission of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The CRSO provides the following resources and support to sponsors and investigators:

  • Expertise in all phases of drug trials, device trials, data collection studies, and interview-based studies
  • Supports clinical research funded by various sponsors, including but not limited to industry, investigator, National Institutes of Health, foundation, and division/department supported clinical research
  • Clinical research and regulatory expertise in investigator initiated and industry sponsored studies that may require an Investigational New Drug or Investigational Device Exemption application
  • Institutional Review Board, interdepartmental scientific review, and regulatory document submission support
  • Protocol development assistance
  • Potential investigator identification
  • Budget preparation
  • Recruitment planning
  • Consistent achievement of accrual goals
  • Quality review and audit preparation
  • Liaison for initial consultations with pharmaceutical companies
  • Comprehensive training for new and seasoned coordinators

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