For Researchers


From start to finish, we make it easier for researchers to conduct clinical studies

The CTRU provides support for all stages of clinical research, from initial conception to final reporting. Investigators are strongly encouraged to involve the CTRU as early as possible when planning their research.

The CTRU staff is experienced with study participants of all ages and has expertise in a variety of therapeutic areas, including Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, aging (sarcopenia and mobility disability) and chronic back pain. The CTRU supports NIH-funded trials, pharmaceutical-sponsored trials (Phase I-IV) and investigator-initiated trials. The staff are well versed in FDA regulatory guidelines and Good Clinical Practice. Services provided by the CTRU are available to faculty of the Heritage College and other Ohio University faculty.

Our services

Clinical Study Discussion

Administrative services

Biospecimen collection and processing

Budget assistance

Data collection and management

Feasibility assessment

Imaging and image analysis

IRB protocol assistance


Nursing services

Obtaining informed consent

Outreach and engagement

Pharmacy and medication management

Physician oversight

Project design

Project management 


Regulatory guidance and oversight

Visit our  Facilities and Equipment  page  for more information.


Contact Us


Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine  CTRU
236 Irvine Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.566.9873 | Fax: 740.566.9874
Facebook: @OhioUniversityCTRU