The Clinical Research Center
Request Services from the CRC
The CRC, CRIT (Clinical Research IT), Research Pharmacy and the Department of Psychiatry (Behavorial Science) offers free one-hour consultations from expert staff. We can help guide and direct you if you have a research question or other general clinical research inquiry.
We can also help if you already know the services that you need from one of our cores (biostatistics, survey methodology, health economics, project management, data or study coordination or access to our patient care unit) and would like to develop a scope of work and budget.
We look forward to working with you! Please click below for either request.
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New! Behavorial Science Core
The new core is housed within the Department of Psychiatry Program in Behavioral Science and directed by Deborah Waber, Ph.D. and co-directed by Michelle Bosquet Enlow, Ph.D. The core will provide two kinds of service: behavioral science consultation for investigators who wish to include behavioral outcomes on grants, protocols and manuscripts; and psychometrician services to collect data for protocols that have neuropsychological, psychiatric, psychological or other behavioral outcomes. Click here for billing rates.
New! One-hour consultations
Now you can request a one-hour consultation from Research Pharmacy, CRIT or Behavioral Science experts. CRC one-hour consults are also available. Click on the appropriate link above.
New Billing Plans
The CRC Information Pamphlet
Click here to learn more about the Center in a this easy access guide. Learn about: Who We Are, How to Access Resources, New Billing/Charging Plans, Our Service Menu and Other Resources.
Health Economics Resource
A new Health Economics resource section was launched by the CRC in 2012 under our Design and Analysis Core pages.. The site describes the different types of economic evaluations used by economists and provides useful resources for researchers and policy makers planning to conduct economic evaluations of health care programs and interventions.
Research Practice Guidelines (RPGs)
Learn more about developing randomization procedures, writing a study protocol or useful guidelines for data collection. Click here. See what others are saying…
“I stumbled on to your website Research Practice Guidelines (the power of google). I must say I am very impressed. I have only looked closely at the Guideline for Developing Randomization Procedures, but this is the first time I have seen such a thorough guideline on this subject. Thank you!" Kathy Williams, Biostatistician & Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
The CRC Education Core
Clinical Research Database and Web Survey Technologies Tool
Check out the new Clinical Research Database and Web Survey Technologies Tool. Contact Adam C. Simmons or Jon Bickel with more questions.
The Clinical Research Center (CRC) at Boston Children's Hospital is an interdisciplinary, academic and service research center that provides assistance and education to the clinical research community at Children's.
The center directly supports one of Children's core mission areas, to be the leading source of research and discovery, and includes four primary areas of focus:
- Clinical research methodology (including biostatistics, epidemiology, and informatics);
- Collaboration or consultation on the design, conduct, and analysis of clinical research studies;
- Education in clinical research methods and practice; and
- The CTSU provides clinical research infrastructure for investigators in the design, initiation, conduct and reporting of clinical research with the goal of translating scientific knowledge into new therapies for pediatric conditions. Funding for the CTSU services is from the Harvard Catalyst which is an affiliate-wide effort to facilitate laboratory-to-bedside translational research and to encourage researcher collaboration.
Within the Clinical Research Center there are four separate but interrelated cores
- Design and Analysis Core;
- Clinical Research Education Core;
- Development and Operations Core; and
- Clinical and Translational Study Unit.
Clinical research is scientific investigation that is conducted with human subjects or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens, cognitive phenomena or other data for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects or for which material can be directly linked to an identifiable, living individual. Clinical research includes patient-oriented, community, and population-based research studies.