Clinical Support Services


What is this service?

The Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) provides the clinical staff, resources, and infrastructure necessary to conduct adult and pediatric human clinical research protocols at the University of Michigan. The main performance site is located at Michigan Medicine within the Cardiovascular Center (CVC). The Domino's Farms extension is located in northeast Ann Arbor, approximately four miles from the hospital.

Together, the locations provide access to clinical research resources and lab personnel. In addition, the main location houses the metabolic kitchen, specimen core and processing lab, and an exercise physiology room. This Clinical Support Services offering includes space, support of clinical personnel, and supplies for each visit.

The MCRU CVC location is open from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. every other Sunday. The CVC research unit is also equipped to house after-hours research visits that require extended periods of stay.


Who can use this service?

MCRU hosts investigators funded by federal, state, and local agencies as well as those funded by the private sector. Investigators with IRB and MCRU approval can use this service. 

When should I contact MICHR about this service?

Please contact MICHR/MCRU to inquire about services before IRB submission. An initial feasibility review will provide the investigator and MCRU detailed information on how to best support the protocol. 

How much does this service cost?

Clinical Support Services (includes space, support of clinical personnel, and supplies for each visit; lab processing of collected samples is not included) cost $60 per hour.

Clinical Support Services + Lab (includes space, support of clinical personnel, supplies, and all lab support) costs $75 per hour.

The cost pricing/recharge rates for this and other MICHR services are available here.


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Clinical Support Services

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