At Stephens Family Clinical Research Institute, we constantly move beyond the expected and reach for exceptional. To ensure our reputation as a leader in community-based research, Carle fosters an environment that encourages investigator-initiated research and clinical trials. In this way, Carle is able to support, nurture, test and apply new discoveries that address today’s critical healthcare challenges.
We provide a full range of staff-supported services to our investigators, demonstrating our commitment to innovation and advancing healthcare through an extraordinary environment for research.
The Stephens Family Clinical Research Institute provides front-end assistance to investigators to ensure the use of sound scientific research techniques for the creation of new therapies and discoveries.
We're happy to provide research consultation services on a range of research topics including:
A successful clinical study begins with framing the research question, choosing the right methods and identifying the resources needed to achieve the goals and aims of the study. We offer support in:
A good study protocol provides a roadmap so the study can be repeated by others. The protocol is the document the IRB will review. We offer support in:
The healthcare industry and the clinical environment are highly regulated. We have specialists to help you navigate:
IRB REVIEW and CONTRACTS
The research protocol, including all study documents and materials, must be approved by the IRB. Our consultants can offer pre-IRB feedback, as well as advice and support on Material Transfer Agreements, Data Use Agreements, Reliance Agreements, etc.
After the planning and IRB approval, it’s time to recruit and enroll participants. We offer support in:
When the data are collected, our team offers support in:
Publication can enhance clinical practice, inform patients, influence future research and prevent duplication of effort. We help with:
Projects are supported based on assessment of feasibility such as availability of infrastructure, expertise and viability. To begin your research journey, your first step is to complete one of the following intake forms: