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Clinical Research Center

Improving Patient Care Through Research & Innovation

Grace McComsey, MD, FIDSA
Vice President, Research & Associate Chief Scientific Officer

Research & Clinical Trials

Our mission is to responsibly grow research and scientific innovation to improve patient care. Engaging in research provides a unique opportunity to have substantial impact. We strive to advance and change the standard of care and we do this by leveraging discovery and innovation.

The UH Clinical Research Center provides support across all aspects of clinical and translational research and is the centralized infrastructure that supports our investigators across the University Hospitals health system. Support is available at the main UH campus in Cleveland or at any of our system hospitals or practices. Our center is available to help you with all of your research activities.

Starting a New Study?

1. Getting Started

2. Reviews & Approvals

3. Study Start-Up

4. Study Conduct

5. Study Close

UH Mobile Research Unit

University Hospitals Clinical Research Center advances innovations closer to home with a 39-foot Mobile Research Unit (MRU), the first-of-its-kind in Northeast Ohio. The MRU brings a fully-equipped clinic and laboratory to underrepresented racial and ethnic communities. Learn more about what the MRU offers, technical specifications and rental opportunities.

Looking for help with a current study?

The following are quick links to resources you may need while conducting a research study at UH:

COVID-19 and Your Research [DWP]

Research Credentialing

IRB Specialist Support

SOPs, Policies & Procedures


CRC Research Study Database for Trial Finder

Education & Training

Clinical Research Recruitment & Community Outreach Strategy Consultations

Frequently Asked Questions

Research Concierge

Have issues, questions or concerns about a new or ongoing study?

Research Career Development

Students, new researcher staff, investigators and research ambassadors - build your research career, or support science and discovery in your current role.

Covid-19 Research
UH and the biomedical industry are coming together to treat Covid-19. View Covid-19 Research