The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is a 24/7 unit located on D6/6 in UW Hospital. The CRU serves both investigator-initiated and industry studies, in subject populations ages 13 and above. [If your subjects are under 13 years old, contact CRU Nurse Manager Mary Jane Williams prior to submitting an application or consult, to determine whether subjects can be seen on the CRU. (Contact information can be found below.)]
The CRU has an RN research staff, a nurse practitioner, a bionutritionist, and a sample processing lab. All nursing staff are Advanced Cardiac Life Support and chemotherapy certified. As a hospital unit, the CRU must follow hospital policies and Joint Commission requirements.
The CRU has 15 inpatient-outpatient rooms, two outpatient rooms, and a four-bay outpatient treatment area. For federal and other investigator-initiated studies, nursing services and rooms are provided at no cost to ICTR members. The CRU also welcomes industry studies, for which the sponsor pays hospital-based research charges.
For more information about the CRU, contact Protocol Manager Danielle Gale at (608) 262-3005 or email dgaleuwhealth [dot] org. For nursing-related questions, contact Mary Jane Williams, DNP, MPH, RN at (608) 263-0201 or email MWilliams2uwhealth [dot] org.
Additional information about the CRU:
- CRU Consult Request
- Budgeting Tool Kit for Industry Studies
- CRU Guidance for Study Implementation
- Change of Protocol Intake Form (PDF)(new 3/13/15)
- Scope of Services
- CRU Protocol Application Process
- Research Subject Advocate
- CRU Contacts
- Directions to the CRU
- CRU FAQ