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Office of Clinical Trials (OCT)

The UW Office of Clinical Trials, established in 1988, today offers comprehensive support services to investigators conducting clinical trials (all areas of investigation except oncology) through the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

The OCT provides services on a fee-for-service basis. In general, regulatory services are provided for a fixed fee, while financial and clinical coordination services are provided at hourly rates.

OCT offers services to investigators regardless of funding source. While the majority of current studies are industry-sponsored, many federal grants, subcontracts, investigator-initiated studies, or foundation-sponsored trials are also supported.


Administrative Services

For investigators who have contracted for regulatory and coordinator services, OCT administration creates WISPER records (the routing form for applications and agreements) for potential new industry trials, and routes confidentiality agreements through RSP review and execution. Also provided is regulatory document completion and submission along with individual investigator documents.

External Sponsor Liaison

OCT provides the connecting link between external sponsors seeking a potential investigator and/or site for a sponsored trial and accomplished UW clinical investigators. Sponsors interested in identifying a UW investigator should complete a short
Sponsor Contact Request Form, and OCT will follow up.