Calendar Review & Analysis Office

Our analysts and support specialists are here to assist investigators and study teams conducting clinical research. 

Frequently Asked Questions
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The Clinical Research Calendar Review & Analysis Office (CRAO) assists principal investigators and study teams conducting clinical research by providing analysts and support specialists who facilitate the building and completion of the billing grid (calendar) that interfaces with MiChart, review required core documents for alignment with Medicare and University policies and provide clinical research billing analysts who will audit and work to have clinical research billing errors corrected. 

How the Calendar Review & Analysis Office Supports Research
Partnership with the Clinical Trials Support Office

We are a strategic partner with the Clinical Trials Support Office and Support Units. CRAO creates billing calendars for all Human Subject clinical trials that have billable items and services to ensure consistency across the protocol, informed consent, billing calendar, budget, and contract, and to allow for the appropriate adjudication of charges.

Clinical Research Billing Guidance

The Clinical Research Billing (CRB) process ensures that services provided as part of a clinical study are correctly billed to the sponsor or third-party payor. CRAO team members act as concierges throughout this process, which involves many organizations and requires institutional, state, and federal compliance.

Billing Calendar & Study Applications

Faculty and Staff initiating clinical research must submit a billing calendar as part of the IRB application. CRAO will review all of the study-related documents (protocol, informed consent, billing calendar, budgets, grants/contracts) and complete a Medicare Coverage Analysis in addition to a billing calendar review in order for CRAO to review and approve.

Clinical Research Tools

OnCore is Michigan Medicine's clinical trials management system (CTMS), providing complete subject and financial management. It allows for automated standard interfaces with MiChart, which helps reduce duplicate data entry and integrates clinical research billing for increased efficiency and accuracy.

Contact Us
Calendar Review & Analysis Office
Medical School Office of Research
North Campus Research Complex, Building 520
2800 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone Number: 734-998-6880
Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) Phone Number: 734-936-8000
About Us

The Calendar Review & Analysis Office is part of the Office of Research, where our mission is to foster an environment of innovation and efficiency that serves the U-M Medical School community and supports biomedical science from insight to impact.

For Clinical Research Billing and Coding concerns, contact [email protected]

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Advancing Behavioral Science through AI and Digital Health (a joint event with MIDAS, e-HAIL, and MICHR's BRISP)
The conference is designed for Behavioral and Social Science Research (BSSR) scientists to learn about AI and applications to their research. It brings together several AI experts on campus and features Keynote Speaker Amy Bucher, PhD, Chief Behavioral Officer at Lirio.
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Introduction to sIRBs
This course will identify the Single IRB model for Multi-Site research, show the regulatory requirements of sIRB review and the exceptions to sIRB requirements, and explain sIRB requests of IRBMED as sIRB (accepting oversight), External IRB as sIRB (ceding oversight), and UofM as the Coordinating Center.
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FDA Research Involving Drugs and Devices
This course will review what research is subject to FDA oversight, highlight the differences between OHRP and FDA regulations, learn the responsibilities of sponsors, investigators, and the IRB when conducting and reviewing research involving drugs and devices, and examine the requirements for conducting research with a drug or biologic/medical device.
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Subparts B, C, and D - Special Populations
This course will examine the additional regulatory requirements for conducting research involving pregnant women, fetuses, neonates, children, and prisoners, including the requirements for these populations in a research project and obtaining informed consent.
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Opportunities for AI in Mental Health: e-HAIL In-Person Roundtable Conversation
Join e-HAIL for a discussion on AI-powered approaches and tools to improve mental health for individuals and at scale. At this interactive session, U-M researchers will briefly present some current “mental health & AI” projects, focusing on new collaborations and ways to utilize additional data sources as they become available. This will be followed by table discussions focused on different topics, including topics from the showcase and other topics/problems/innovations that participants are interested in exploring.
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Federal and Institutional Requirements for Human Subject Research
This course will introduce the basics of conducting human subject research in compliance with federal regulations and institutional practices.
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BRCF Bioinformatics Workshop: Reproducible Computing at the University of Michigan
This multi-day, virtual workshop is for researchers who manage lots of data and/or execute compute-intensive analyses.
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Elements of Informed Consent
This course offers an overview of informed consent in human subject research. The course will examine IRBMED’s standard consent template and focus on how it reflects federal requirements.
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Advanced Genomics Core and Singular Genomics: G4 Sequencing Platform and G4XTM Spatial Sequencer
Learn about the G4, a bench-top sequencer with novel high-performance chemistry and advanced engineering, optimized to deliver unmatched power, speed, and flexibility, and the G4XTM Spatial Sequencer, a high-throughput in situ spatial sequencer for transcriptomic and proteomic analysis from FFPE samples at subcellular resolution.
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