Long Outpatient (LOP) Adult and Pediatric Clinical Research Services

This service is provided by the Clinical Research Resource (CRR)


Long outpatient adult and pediatric clinical research services are offered on the Irving Institute's Inpatient Clinical Research Unit

Long outpatient clinical research services are suitable for studies that involve:

  • Research protocols involving study drug infusions
  • Frequent blood sampling
  • Data collection beyond the Outpatient Clinical Research Unit hours
  • Private rooms for participants and study team members
  • Remote telemetry monitoring


To conduct long outpatient clinical research visits, physicians, NPs, and PAs must have admitting privileges to New York-Presbyterian Hospital and be credentialed in the procedures that they will be performing.

In order to request long outpatient clinical research visits, the following documents need to be submitted by email at LOPforms@columbia.edu and confirmed with the front desk at 212-305-6632:

  • A completed LOP Request Form (please see the LOP Guidelines document)
  • A copy of the signed participant's consent
  • A one-page request form
  • Signed Participant’s consent (2 copies)
  • Signed HIPAA consent
  • Recent history and physical (H&P) which is required to be on the electronic chart – no exceptions
  • Clinician’s orders: Orders need to be properly entered in Epic. A direct admit order and visit orders must be signed before the visit.

Additional requirements include:

  • A daily progress note is required as per hospital policy.
  • You are responsible for the participant and must be on site during the day, in the event of an emergency. If you delegate this responsibility to someone else, this information should be communicated to the nursing staff.
  • When referring to your protocol, please use your project title and assigned CRR number.
  • Study teams are responsible for providing all necessary tubes for blood draws. A limited supply of tubes are available on the unit for emergency back up only.

Pediatric Inpatient Research Beds

Research beds for pediatric inpatient clinical research are available in the Inpatient Clinical Research Unit. Following approval of the protocol by the CRR Clinical Advisory Committee (ClinAC), beds are available by request. Pediatric participants must be 12 to 17 years of age and weigh at least 40kg/88 lbs in order to be admitted to the inpatient unit.


Long outpatient clinical research services can be completed for visits requiring no more than 24 hours of observation.


Note: NIH K awards are granted a $5,000 annual subsidy, capped at $25K per protocol.



FY24 Industry Initiated Studies* Charged by NYPH Directly

FY24 Prices for all studies regardless of funding

Long Outpatient Room (billed in 15 minute intervals) 


$141.55 per hour (price includes nursing)

Startup Fee (in effect from 01/01/2024) $2650.00 per protocol  

*All prices include salary plus fringe. No additional charges will be applied. Prices are reviewed on an annual basis and are subject to change. Studies will be charged the price in place at the time service is rendered.

For FY25 and beyond pricing on a future project, please look here.

To request a Project Cost Estimate (CE) on a non-industry funded study, please contact Associate Director for Finance & Administration, Ms. Helena Rincón, hr2016@cumc.columbia.edu, at the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

Cite it, Submit it, Share it!

If your research has benefited from one or more Irving Institute resources, please remember to:

  • Cite our CTSA grant, UL1 TR001873, in any relevant publications, abstracts, chapters, and/or posters.
  • Submit your publications to PubMed Central (PMC) for compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.
  • Share your research updates with us by sending an email to: irving_institute@cumc.columbia.edu


Inpatient Clinical Research Unit
Harkness Pavilion, 180 Fort Washington Avenue
Floor 10
New York, NY 10032
United States