Clinical Research Institute | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Clinical Research Institute Mission Statement

The mission of the CRI is to promote and facilitate the conduct of clinical research for faculty and trainees while upholding the highest standards of excellence by assuring human subject investigation be performed ethically, responsibly, and professionally to contribute to the health sciences’ body of knowledge.

Patient-Oriented Research

One of the driving factors of the TTUHSC Clinical Research Institute is promoting patient-orientated research. Our office is experienced in conducting Phase I through Phase IV pharmaceutical and device, industry-sponsored, as well as investigator-initiated research protocols. 

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Education and Training

Conducting research requires knowledge and understanding of the process and the federal regulations involved. The CRI offers a variety of educational programs at multiple experience levels. Some are formally approved courses and electives; others award certificates, however, most include practical application of learned skills. MORE

Services of the Clinical Research Institute

  • Study design: based on statistical considerations from the beginning
  • Data analysis: by a biostatistics/epidemiology group
  • IRB submissions: IRB submission preparation for human study approval
  • Study conduct for in-patient and out-patient projects: recruiting subjects, scheduling appointments, performing procedures (i.e., blood draws), BMD tests, EKGs, etc. and collecting data
  • Dissemination of results

Proposal Review Standards

  • Feasible: adequate subjects and expertise, affordable in terms of time, money and manageable in scope
  • Novel: confirms, refutes or extends previous findings
  • Ethical: acceptable and confidential treatment of subjects
  • Relevant: related to advancing scientific knowledge, clinical and health policy or future research