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Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO)

Welcome to

The Clinical Research Support Office


The Clinical Research Support Office serves as a central resource to support investigators and research teams that conduct clinical research across campus. The CRSO aims to provide exceptional service, reduce administrative burdens, enhance compliance, and remove barriers to enable efficiency, collaboration, cost recovery, and growth of clinical trials at the university.

The CRSO offers a variety of services including:

  • OnCore Training & Support
  • Reg Training & Support
  • Participant Payments Training & Support
  • Monitoring & Quality Assurance
  • IND/IDE Support    

Services and support are made available to all investigators and coordinators to promote smooth, efficient conduct of their research at the University of Utah.


OnCore CTMS (along with its imbedded modules: Insights, eReg, Payments, and EDC) will provide a centralized electronic infrastructure to support the management of budgets, study participants, financial processes, and regulatory documentation. In addition, it will enhance research billing capabilities, transparency and planning opportunities.



IND/IDE Support

Provides high-level expertise, guidance, and support to investigators, reviewing, developing, and submitting applications to the FDA to support sponsor-investigator INDs and IDEs.

Monitoring & QA

Provides independent monitoring support & guidance to for investigators and study teams, and to ensure studies are conducted in compliance with the protocol, ICH-GCP guidelines, and applicable Federal, State, and University policies and procedures.

Design Studios

The CTSI’s Design Studios are a venue for clinical research investigators to solicit expert recommendations for developing or optimizing their research project, clinical research protocol, grant application, and/or other opportunities. The goal is to increase the quality and efficiency of clinical research on campus through expert design and leveraging of resources. The studios will connect investigators with expert recommendations and jumpstart consultations with appropriate research services.

Clinical Research Staff Foundations (CRSF)

CRSF is a new centralized training program housed in the Utah Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and available to entry-level clinical research staff across campus. This program is intended to provide a basic education in core clinical research concepts, how those concepts relate to clinical research on campus, and how they relate to the research coordinator role. CRSF will be taught via multiple modalities, including: synchronous classroom lectures taught by an experienced clinical research manager, subject-matter expert guest lecturers, group work, and simulated research scenarios.