Clinical Research Support Core
The Clinical Research Support Core (CRSC) formerly the Office of Clinical Research (OCR) is part of the MSU Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Research Support Core and was created in the fall of 2006 to serve the need for enhanced support of clinical and translational research. The mission of the office is to assist researchers across the different colleges with development, implementation, management, and completion of government and industry-funded clinical research (i.e., clinical trials, investigator-initiated research, etc.) conducted through MSU and its community partners, to expedite the research administration process, and to facilitate research compliance. CRSC is staffed by seasoned clinical research professionals representing the University’s investment in clinical research and trials management, who have extensive knowledge in the intricacies of both internal and external clinical research processes and requirements for both federally and industry-sponsored research projects. CRSC currently supplements research offices and support units that do not have support resources, acting as a point of connection for the currently-decentralized research support system; they offer support to MSU investigators on a case-by-case basis, and directs MSU researchers to support services available through MSU, these resources being available to MSU researchers regardless of the project size or experience of the investigator.
CRSC offers services to investigators regardless of funding source. Services include but not limited to:
Regulatory support – development of initial submission to MSU IRB or Western IRB etc.
Budgetary Services – development of budget, negotiate and manage contracts
Coordinator Services – Qualified research coordinators specifically trained to provide comprehensive protocol implementation. Coordinators work closely with the PI, industry sponsor (if applicable), to ensure an efficient study start up and smooth implementation throughout the study
Administration Services – Feasibility analysis, study budget development, source documentation and recruitment material, training new study coordinators and ancillary departments for study related activity
Subject related services – Subject prescreening/eligibility, obtaining informed consent, completing study visits along with performing or assisting with required procedures, completing required visit documentation and billing, AE and SAE reporting