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The CTRU is a fee-based, service unit that acts as a centralized resource to support research with human subjects for OHIO’s faculty and students. The mission of the CTRU is to provide research services for all stages of clinical research, from idea development to final reporting. The CTRU has the expertise to provide qualitative and quantitative, study physician, minimal-high intensity nursing support, research assistant, recruitment, and project management services.  Additional services and training may be available.  Investigators are strongly encouraged to involve the CTRU as early as possible when planning their research.

Researcher Services

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  • Venipuncture
  • Biometric Screening (Height, Weight, BMI, Vital Signs, Hemoglobin A1C, Lipid Panel)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Biospecimen collection (e.g. urine, hair, saliva, etc.)
  • IV placement
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Testing
  • Study Medication Dispensing, Administration, & Accountability
  • Cardiac Assessments (EKG, Holter Monitor)
  • Spirometry
  • 6-Minute Walk Test
  • Stress Test
  • Sterile Procedure Assist
  • Drug administration
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Project Management 

  • Regulatory (IRB) Assistance
  • REDCap and Qualtrics Database Creation & Management
  • Survey Creation & Distribution (REDCap and Qualtrics)
  • Budget Development
  • Multi-site Study Management
  • Interviews and focus groups
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Research Assistant 

  • Visit Scheduling
  • Human Subjects Payment
  • Blood sample processing, storage & shipment coordination
  • Physical Function Testing
  • Interviews and focus groups
  • Coding and data entry
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Recruitment & Outreach 

  • Design of study specific branding
  • Recruitment material (flyers, postcards, etc.) creation
  • Recruitment campaign coordination
  • School, business, and community partner connections
  • Newsletter and print media creation
  • Radio, TV and social media recruitment
  • Address and database acquisition
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Study Physician

  • Site PI for industry or clinical studies
  • Protocol specific medical procedures
  • Lab or imaging resulting
  • Study protocol development
  • Participant safety oversight
  • AE or SAE management
  • Medical Monitoring

Contact Us

Clinical & Translational Research Unit
230 Irvine Hall
Athens, OH 45701


Phone: 740.566.9873 | Fax: 740.566.9874

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