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A clinical trial is a research study to answer specific questions about vaccines, new therapies or new ways of using known treatments. Clinical trials (also called medical research and research studies) are used to determine whether new drugs or treatments are both safe and effective. Carefully... Read More

The Georgetown Clinical Research Unit (GU-CRU) is located on 7th floor East Wing of the Main Building, Georgetown University Hospital (GUH). This location is central to the medical center, and is convenient for investigators, clinicians, staff, patients and families. The GU-CRU is equipped to... Read More

The Howard Clinical Research Unit (HU-CRU) provides outpatient and inpatient clinical research support to both pediatric and adult research subjects.  They are located on 4 West at the 4th Floor of the Main Hospital Building. Read More

Informed consent is the process of learning the key facts about a clinical trial before deciding whether or not to participate. It is also a continuing process throughout the study to provide information for participants. To help someone decide whether or not to participate, the doctors and nurses... Read More

What facilities are available on the MedStar Health Research Institute Clinical Research Unit (CRU)?
KL2 Scholar, Clinical Research Unit (CRU), Researchers, Community Researchers, Pilot Grants, Practice-Based Research Network, Clinical Trial Participants

The MedStar Health Research Institute Clinical Research Unit (MHRI-CRU) provides several resources that include facilities, laboratory services and equipment to investigators. Click here to see the available resources.  Read More

Can you help me recruit research participants/subjects for my study?
Community Researchers, Clinical Trial Participants, Researchers

While the CER does not provide staff to conduct recruitment activities, we can help investigators develop recruitment and retention plans.&spamp;nbsp; CER uses a comprehensive approach that begins during the study development phase and continues through to dissemination of findings to... Read More

What questions should I ask before I agree to participate in research
Regulatory and Ethics, Clinical Trial Participants, Community

We provide a information for participants on what questions to ask and what our advocates can do for you. For more information, please see the Participant Advocate Program brochure. Read More

What is a Research Participant Advocate?
Clinical Trial Participants, Researchers, Regulatory and Ethics

The Research Participants Advocate---Resource for Investigators and Study Coordinators

Help investigators and study coordinators comply with the ethical guidelines and regulatory requirements related to the engagement and protection of study participants. Areas of... Read More

What are my rights as a research subject/participant?
Community, Clinical Research Unit (CRU), Clinical Trial Participants, Researchers, Regulatory and Ethics

Please click on the Rights & Responsibilities for a list.  Read More

What is a research participant?
Community, Clinical Trial Participants

A research participant is someone who participates in a research study. Research involving human participants (often referred to as 'subjects') may take place in many places in and around the community. The majority of GHUCCTS-related research will take place in the Washington, DC metro area at... Read More

Our research subject advocates help ensure the rights, safety, and well-being of participants in GHUCCTS-supported research studies. Research subject advocates enhance the standard protections available for participants in clinical research through advocacy for study participants, through... Read More

A CTSA Navigator is available at Howard University and an Outreach Program Coordinator is available at Georgetown University to&spamp;nbsp;assist&spamp;nbsp;Investigators in discovering the available resources under GHUCCTS.&spamp;nbsp;

&spamp;nbsp;For more information regarding our... Read More