Clinical Trials Support Office

The Clinical Trials Support Office (CTSO) is the central hub for the trans-departmental Clinical Trials Support Units (CTSUs), providing enterprise-wide leadership, standards, policies, and a common infrastructure. 

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Michigan Medicine Site Profile

View the Michigan Medicine Clinical Research Site Profile for an overview of the resources we offer to support clinical research.

How We Serve Your Research Needs

Our goal is easier and more timely navigation through the clinical research administrative process at Michigan Medicine.

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Clinical Trials Support Units (CTSUs)

Clinical Trials Support Units (CTSUs) are business units that partner with investigators and their teams to ensure the timely and efficient activation and execution of clinical trials at Michigan Medicine.

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Study Coordinator Support

Principal Investigators can ultimately find a smoother process and save time by taking advantage of our study coordinator pool, which can provide investigators with team members who are already on staff and fully trained.

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Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU)

The Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) provides clinical staff, resources, and infrastructure that are necessary to conduct adult and pediatric human clinical research protocols at the University of Michigan.

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Training, Education, and Resources

The Clinical Trials Support Office provides a structured and formalized path for developing faculty and study teams early in their career or new to clinical trial research.

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The Clinical Trials Support Office and CTSU team members are here to help faculty and study teams easily and efficiently navigate the clinical research process, with greater support and increased satisfaction.

With this strong institutional backing of clinical research, Michigan Medicine is able to retain and recruit top-tier clinical scientists, improve our national visibility, and demonstrate the value of clinical trials to patients, families, and society.

Anna Lok, MD
Assistant Dean for Clinical Research
Anna Lok
CTSO FY22 At a Glance
1,541
Studies
453
Principal Investigators
43,276
Study Subjects
Clinical Trials at Michigan Medicine
Contact Us
Clinical Trials Support Office
Medical School Office of Research
M-CTSU: North Campus Research Complex, Building 520
O-CTSU: North Campus Research Complex, Building 300
2800 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
About Us

The Clinical Trials Support Office is a unit of the Medical School Office of Research, where our mission is to foster an environment of innovation and efficiency that serves the Michigan Medicine research community and supports biomedical science from insight to impact.

Upcoming Research Events All Office of Research Events
Not Regulated, Secondary Use, Umbrella Applications
This course will review the Not Regulated, Secondary Use, and Umbrella application types in eResearch and when these application types are applicable.
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.
Michigan Clinical Research Unit Open House
Over the past year, the Michigan Clinical Research Unit has undergone an expansive construction project to accommodate the required corridor for the new patient tower. The team is now thrilled to share the results at an upcoming Open House to tour the new space.
Principal Investigator: Understanding Your Role as a Manager
Learn the essentials of managing a research team from Dr. Anna Kratz of the University of Michigan's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Investment Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
Kenneth Nelson, Partner at MedTech Advantage Fund, will discuss Investment trends in cardiovascular medicine.
Research Foundations for Investigators: Designing Strong Pilot & Feasibility Studies
Presented by the Clinical Trials Support Office, a unit of the Medical School Office of Research, the Research Foundations for Investigators series is for early-career investigators and their teams that are looking to develop their skills and grow their research portfolio. Session 1 focuses on the basics of designing strong pilot and feasibility studies.
FDA Regulation of Cardiovascular Medical Devices
This webinar will discuss FDA regulation of cardiovascular medical devices.
Research Foundations for Investigators: The What, Why, and How of Protocol Documents
Presented by the Clinical Trials Support Office, a unit of the Medical School Office of Research, the Research Foundations for Investigators series is for early-career investigators and their teams that are looking to develop their skills and grow their research portfolio. Session 2 focuses on writing protocol documents.
2024 Frankel Cardiovascular Center Innovation Challenge
This annual competition offers up to $100K to test and implement cardiovascular innovations.
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Fast Forward Medical Innovation Fellowship Program
The Fast Forward Medical Innovation Fellowship Program is a 6-12 month, part-time, action-based training program that educates U-M doctoral students and postdocs on the business elements of commercializing biomedical technologies.
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Apply Today! 2024 Frankel Cardiovascular Center Innovation Challenge Open for Submissions
Now in its eighth year, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) Innovation Challenge is an annual pitch competition where teams can win funds for ideas impacting cardiovascular care.
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Fast Forward Medical Innovation Releases 2023 Annual Report
Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI) recently released their 2023 Annual Report, reflecting FY23 activity across the U-M Medical School. The highlights included 249 invention reports (up from 188 last year), 165 U-M Medical School faculty, staff, and trainee participants in 2023 education programs, and 16 startups funded (1 exited) by the Michigan Biomedical Venture Fund since launch.