Research Development Services


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Research Development Services (RDS) works with researchers and staff to set-up clinical and translational research studies that utilize hospital services and resources.

Hospital Services include:

  • clinical research pharmacy
  • emergency department access for research
  • radiology, pathology, and other ancillary services
  • patient accounting to bill insurance for routine care in a study
  • Children's Research Unit (CRU)

Hospital Resources include:

  • patients and their derived human material including tissue and blood
  • patient data
  • facilities and clinic space

Hospital prices and professional fees can be obtained by contacting our office. RDS performs the Medicare and Hospital Cost analysis for studies.

RDS obtains access to and provides training on hospital databases and online systems for research purposes.

Hospital online programs and databases include:

  • Electronic Health Record (EHR), also called PowerChart
  • PowerTrials, the EHR research module
  • PowerTrials Screener to identify potential study subjects
  • i2b2, the hospital clinical data warehouse 
  • OTTR, the kidney transplant database
  • Hospital Financial Databases and Programs

Additional RDS Services:

  • Study Feasibility
  • Study Protocol Development
  • Finding a Sponsor
  • Connecting with Industry
  • Investigational New Drug (IND) and Investigational Device (IDE) applications and exemption requests to the FDA
  • Coordinating Site Responsibilities
  • Study Monitoring