Office of Clinical and Community Trials

Clinical and community trials researchers at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago translate the meaningful discoveries of basic science into promising clinical applications through evaluation of new diagnostic tests and drugs, behavioral treatments, and other interventions to determine their effects on pediatric health.  Multidisciplinary teams of researchers collaborate to study complex childhood health issues in areas such as critical care, oncology, transplant medicine, and neonatology. Our research generates innovation in the diagnoses, treatment, and prevention of diseases and disorders in the pediatric population. 

The Office of Clinical and Community Trials (OCCT) mission is to promote and facilitate excellence in pediatric clinical research.  The OCCT provides centralized support and subject matter expertise in clinical research services, clinical research finance, and research operations and conduct. Through OCCT’s commitment to excellence and collaboration with our investigators and study teams, we are a central resource applying integrated tools to accelerate the study activation process and provide best practices related to clinical trial activities, thus driving high-quality research throughout the institution.

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The Clinical Research Service line encompasses a new research support structure called Clinical Research Support Units (CRSUs). Along with CRSUs, the Clinical Research Service line also includes ancillary research services such as the Clinical Research Unit (CRU), Investigational Drug Services (IDS) Pharmacy and more. 

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The Clinical Research Finance (CRF) service line handles all financial services that includes pre-award budget and contract development, post-award financial reconcilitation and reporting, and management of study accounts payable and receivable transactions. 

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The Research Operations and Conduct (ROC) service line manages medicare coverage analysis, synchronization and billing grid creation, and is responsible for ongoing monitoring and review of workflows and policies that impact billing compliance. The ROC service line also oversees the research technologies and platforms used in the management and conduct of clinical and behaviorial research. 

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