ITS Clinical Research Center (CRC)
The ITS Clinical Research Center (CRC) is part of a national network of centers usually located within hospitals of academic medical centers. The primary mission of the CRC is to provide a research infrastructure for clinical investigators who receive grant support from other NIH components or from other Federal agencies. The CRC is equipped to handle many types of studies involving research with human subjects. It accords highest priority to studies that are sponsored by NIH. In addition, those studies that are supported by other external funding and those who propose to obtain funding in the future are also highly valued.
The ITS CRC provides:
- An optimal setting for controlled studies by both basic and clinical investigators
- Bi-directional and multidisciplinary interactions among those involved in basic and clinical research on both children and adults
- Environment and resources for developing future physician-scientists in the clinical research arena
- Technological and therapeutic approaches to ensure rapid translation of new, basic scientific knowledge into effective patient care
To contact us:
John Sealy Hospital
5th floor, A & B unit
Voice: 409-772-1950 (Fax: -8097)
Investigators who have research project funding from NIH and other peer-reviewed sources (e.g. DHHS agencies, research foundations and societies and industry) may use the CRC. The UTMB CRC also supports 1-3 pilot studies each year for unfunded investigators who are seeking preliminary data for research funding applications. Because we support a broad spectrum of patient-oriented scientific inquiry, researchers who use the CRC can benefit from collaborative, multidisciplinary research opportunities.
The Main CRC is located on the 5th floor of John Sealy Towers. Here we are easily accessible to investigators and research subjects. The CRC has inpatient and outpatient rooms, administrative offices, Metabolic Kitchen, Sleep Laboratory, Core Laboratory, Special Procedures Room, support rooms, Informatics Core offices, private dining and waiting rooms, and two conference rooms for CRC staff meetings. Please visit our virtual tour.
The CRC also has two satellite units, one is funded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) via the NCRR. The CRC Satellite Flight Analog Research Unit is located in the Children's Hospital on the 6th floor South. It is a 10-bed inpatient unit specific to the conduct of NASA bedrest studies.