Outpatient Clinical Research Units

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

Overview

The Outpatient Clinical Research Units on Presbyterian Hospital 10th Floor (PH-10) and Vanderbilt Clinical 3rd Floor (VC-3) offer a highly personalized and professional environment for clinical investigators and adult and pediatric research participants. Nearly 6,000 research visits from more than 100 protocols take place in the Outpatient Clinical Research Units each year. The Outpatient Clinical Research Units feature:

  • Eight fully-equipped physical examination rooms 
  • Dental operatory
  • Four interview/consultation rooms
  • Two phlebotomy stations
  • Specimen processing area (includes three refrigerated centrifuges)
  • Reception areas and participant waiting rooms
  • Nursing assistance, skilled phlebotomy services, some specimen processing, EKGs, and vital signs

Additionally, Irving Institute-funded research coordinators support adult and pediatric clinical research activities in the pediatric emergency department, neurological intensive care unit, neurosurgical intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, and obstetrics and gynecology. These experienced research coordinators are available to support protocol development, assist with IRB submissions and regulatory documentation, recruit participants and collect research data in these clinical areas.

Eligibility

This service is available to researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).

  • Protocols must be IRB and CRR approved (simultaneous submission to the CRR can be completed)
  • Budget must include all applicable CRR fees
  • Available medical coverage (MD, NP, or PA) during patient visits
  • Principal investigators must ensure that trained staff, with protocol specific competencies, are available to complete protocol needs.
  • Ability to provide specific equipment to complete protocol requirements

Hours

Monday-Friday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Additional hours and Saturdays available by arrangement.

The Integrated Model for Patient Care and Clinical Trials (IMPACT) scheduling system can be used to book space in the Outpatient Clinical Research Units. 

Costs

Service

Industry Initiated Studies

ACTIVE Investigator-Initiated Studies (grant submission deadlines of 10/4/2016 or earlier)

FUTURE Investigator-Initiated Studies (grant submission deadlines of 10/5/2016 or later)

Outpatient Exam/Interview Room (billed in 15 minute intervals)

$25.00
per hour

$6.25 per hour

$18.75 per hour

Blood Draw (per needle stick)

$13.50

$3.50

$10.25

Blood Processing: Simple (< 15 min.)

$16.75

$4.25

$12.50

Blood Processing: Basic (16-30 min.)

$27.75

$7.00

$20.75

Vitals (Height, Weight, HR, BP & RR)

$13.50

$3.50

$10.25

EKG (Interpretation not included)

$16.75

$4.25

$12.50

Nursing (billed in 15 minute intervals)

$87.50 per hour

$22.00

$65.50

 

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

 

Contact

Outpatient Clinical Research Units
622 West 168th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10032
United States

212-305-8355