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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Who is eligible to use the CCTS Clinical Services?
CCTS Clinical Services are available to UAB faculty and students for human subject studies that have current IRB approval.
2. What resources are available?
Low cost services are available for researchers, including inpatient beds on a limited basis, nursing, bionutrition services, research coordinator support, and sample processing.
3. What kind of research can be done on the CRU?
The CRU supports human-based translational research. Studies may involve either healthy volunteers or participants with specific diagnoses. Research is facilitated in a broad area of medical disciplines including general internal medicine, internal medicine subspecialties, radiology, nutrition, surgery, epidemiology, obstetrics, psychiatry, pediatrics, and nursing.
4. Are non-MDs allowed to conduct studies in the CRU?
Yes. However, all non-MD investigators such as PharmDs and PhDs must have an MD or Nurse Practitioner collaborator who will assume medical responsibility for the research participants.
5. Who obtains informed consent of the research participant?
It is the responsibility of the principal investigator or appropriate designee to obtain informed consent from the research participant prior to the commencement of a study.
6. How is medical care provided on the CRU?
The physician investigator, or physician for the study, is responsible for the medical care of research participants. Arrangements for emergency care must be formalized before study implementation.
7. Does the CRU have funds for ancillary testing?
No. The CRU does not have funds to cover ancillary testing performed in departments such as clinical laboratory testing or radiology.
8. Can I conduct an industry-supported study on the CRU?
Yes. Industry pays for the use of the CRU facilities and staff. Investigators who need skilled nursing, bionutrition, or other support are encouraged to refer to the
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