Clinical and translational research requires extensive regulatory knowledge, access to clinical facilities and staff, and specialized infrastructure for storing and tracking patient samples and data. These requirements place clinical and translational research out of reach for many investigators, and limit the CTR capabilities of many Oklahoma institutions. The Clinical Resources Core provides a centralized resource to efficiently meet these needs, thus enabling research into diseases that impact the health of Oklahoma’s population.

The Clinical Service Units provide study recruitment, subject visits, and sample collection in our clinical research areas at OUHSC and OMRF. In addition, our skilled personnel can travel to clinics to accommodate specialized equipment, patient requirements, or investigator needs.

The Regulatory Assistance Unit helps researchers navigate the regulatory requirements necessary for clinical research, clinical trials, dissemination/implemental research, or device studies at academic, tribal or community locations. The Regulatory Assistance Unit works with the Community Engagement and Outreach and the Administrative Core. OSCTR pilot award recipients are required to use this service.

The Registry and Repository Unit helps investigators establish new registries, repositories, and collections, and provides access to existing collections. The available resources include both cross-sectional collections and longitudinal studies with extensive data from clinical encounters, biospecimens, and associated laboratory and experimental data. The Registry and Repository Unit also provides central repository services for NIH-funded and investigator-initiated trials. These services are possible through the skilled personnel and specialized infrastructure of the CAP-certified OMRF Biorepository. With this resource, the OSCTR is the IDeA program associated with a CAP-accredited repository.