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Clinical Research

From study start up through implementation and reporting to close out, our Clinical Research Support Program (CRSP) unit offers flexible, cost-effective services to research teams across the lifecycle of a clinical study. Our goal is to provide a "Best Clinical Practice" environment, facilitating the highest quality clinical research and ensuring rigor and transparency. We offer expertise in NIH, industry, and investigator-initiated trials. 

CRSP Services

  • Start Up: Feasibility, regulatory requirements, budgeting, contract negotiation
  • Implementation: Coordination; recruitment (from screening through consenting, enrollment, and scheduling visits to follow up); monitoring; data collection, entry, QC; specimen collection; helpful tools (sample logs, SOPs, checklists), and IND-IDE, Regulatory support, Coordination (skilled nurse and non-nurse)
  • Reporting: ClinicalTrials.gov expertise, FDA and internal audit support
  • Training: Our CRSP team comprises certified and highly experienced clinical research nurses, non-nurse coordinators, and regulatory and data personnel who provide guidance via educational workshops, drop-in clinics, and seminars. CRSP staff are also available as consultants or mentors on a per-hour, fee-for-service basis.

To find out about the latest learning opportunities as soon as they are announced, subscribe to CCTS Digest and check our Events and Upcoming Office Hours web pages.


Access a list of CRSP fees here (BlazerID & login required). 


To register for a CRSP service, please complete the CBR-CCTS-OCS Submission Form.

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  • "I am impressed with CRSP's ability to maintain several active projects at once involving different research themes and PIs."

    — Michael Seifert, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Nephrology and Pediatrics, UAB

  • "I have had an excellent working relationship with the nurse coordinator assigned to my project.  She is enthusiastic, self-motivated, and has helped increase my enrollment numbers faster than I ever could on my own. I was extremely pleased with the ease of finding someone to fill this role, and the CRSP made this a quick process."

    — Anna Hurst, MD, Assistant Professor, Medical Genetics, UAB

  • "I have been pleased with the ability of CRSP coordinators to operate almost independently of my input on a week-to-week basis, which is very helpful to me since my study is being performed at a different site on campus from where I am located."

    — Michael Seifert, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Nephrology and Pediatrics, UAB

  • “CRSP has contributed to our recruitment and enrollment goals for our research. The staff’s positive attitude and strong, good character make working with them an absolute joy.”

    — Haydeh Payami, PhD, Professor of Neurology, UAB

At a Glance:
Clinical Trials Initiative

Poster CTI 2019


Fee Sheet


Meredith Fitz-Gerald, MSN, RN
Director, Clinical Research Support Program