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
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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
Amendments and Continuing Reviews
This course is a follow-up to Initial Project Applications and will examine the process for submitting amendments and scheduled continuing reviews to IRBMED using eResearch once a project’s initial application has been approved.
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Data and Safety Monitoring Boards and Data Safety Monitoring Plans
This course will review when studies are required to have a DSMP or DSMB and how to develop an appropriate DSMP. A DSMB is an independent group that advises the study team regarding subject safety, study conduct, and efficacy. The DSMB will also make recommendations concerning the continuation, modification, or termination of the trial. A DSMP outlines how subject safety and data integrity will be maintained to ensure the validity of collected data.
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Microscopy Core: Advanced Biological EM Methods Interest Group
Learn About Advanced Electron Microscopy (EM) Methods.
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Storage and Retention of Data
This course will review the fundamentals of maintaining confidentiality of subject data, including data encryption and protection, using secure environments and external websites, and distinguishing among anonymized, coded, and de- identified datasets.
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Bioinformatics Core Summer Workshop Series
Composed of the two companion workshops (Computational Foundations and RNA-Seq Demystified), this virtual workshop series is for researchers who would like to better understand the analysis of differential gene expression in bulk RNA-Seq data.
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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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Flow Cytometry Core FlowJo™ Software Training
Learn how to use the FlowJo™ workspace, including how to load files, evaluate sample quality, draw gates, generate tabular and graphical layouts, and perform compensation. Designed for those new to the software or need a refresher.
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Microscopy Core: Advanced Biological EM Methods Interest Group
Learn About Advanced Electron Microscopy (EM) Methods.
A close up of a microscope's eye pieces.
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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Featured Research News All Office of Research News Fun illustration in red, white, and blue, with the words "fourth of July"
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Several Cores Closed for the Holiday
In observance of the Independence Day, several cores will have a change in operations.
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New RN Pool Available to Support MCRU Overnight & Extended Hours
The Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) is excited to announce the development of an overnight RN pool to support overnight/extended hours. If you have current or upcoming studies that require overnight RN services in MCRU, contact [email protected] for more information.
FFMI fastPACE spring 2024
Office of Research
Register Today! FFMI fastPACE Spring Cohort Begins Friday, May 10
Don't miss your chance to participate in this project-based, experiential course designed to help academics launch new innovations, including medical devices/diagnostics, digital solutions, drugs, educational/training interventions, research tools, and many others.