Institutional Centers for Clinical and Translational Research (ICCTR)

ICCTR| Collaborating Programs | Experimental Therapeutics Unit

What is the Experimental Therapeutics Unit? 

The Experimental Therapeutics Unit (ETU) provides a dedicated and friendly environment for the care of pediatric clinical research volunteers. The ETU provides inpatient beds, outpatient exam and consult rooms, fast-track phlebotomy, skilled clinical research nurses, dietitians, and a dedicated lab technician to support specimen processing. For additional information, please contact Cindy Williams.

Apply to use the resources of the ETU: Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center (HCCRC) Resource Request (select "Request CRC Services").

For additional information and an estimated timeline on the Scientific Review process, download the HCCRC Protocol Review Process.


E-mail your scheduling request for an ETU ambulatory visit or inpatient stay to

ETU hours

Mon, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tues, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thurs, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (2nd Saturday of the month)

For more information or to discuss the specific needs of your study, contact Cindy Williams, Nursing Director, ETU.

ETU location

300 Longwood Avenue
Pavilion Building, 6th floor
Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 617-355-7861

Building on our extraordinary leadership in pediatric science at Boston Children’s, we translate our findings — and those of others — to fundamentally change how disease is treated and cured.

David A. Williams, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer