Clinical Trials Office

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The Clinical Trials Office is the principal point of contact for establishing industry-sponsored research agreements at Boston Children's Hospital. The CTO is the coordinating liaison among our principal investigators, sponsors, Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and budget development. Interfacing among the various departments ensures that all the pieces necessary to proceed with research are in place.

CTO's primary activities include:

  • Negotiating and managing agreements for clinical trials and basic science research

  • Working with principal investigators to develop budgets for presentation to sponsors

  • Establishing study funds with Research Finance

  • Negotiating sub-contracts with sister institutions where the primary sponsor is industrial

  • Negotiating and managing material transfer agreements (MTA's) on behalf of interested investigators

  • Negotiating confidential disclosure agreements on behalf of investigators

  • Negotiating collaboration agreements

The Clinical Trials Office is located 1 Autumn St., 2nd floor
Phone: 617-919-2739 (4-2739 internally)
Fax: 617-919-2737


Fernando VallesContracts Associate
Lianne Cleary, Contracts Associate
Abbey Coffin, Contracts Specialist

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