Clinical Investigator Resource Core (CIRC) Services
CIRC Services is a part of the Department of Clinical Sciences that provides services and information for all clinical and translational investigators at UT Southwestern Medical Center and its UT-STAR Partnering Institutions.
Our purpose is to provide assistance in research protocol IRB submissions, conduct pre-reviews of regulatory documents, and support education regarding regulatory requirements.
How Can We Help You?
The following services are available through the CIRC Office. Some of our services are provided free of charge and others are offered for on a fee for service basis. You can also contact the CIRC Services Office for details (CIRC@UTSouthwestern.edu).
Basic Consultative Services
(provided free of charge)
Guidance in meeting regulatory requirements for clinical research.General information or brief consultation regarding availability of resources and services to support clinical and translational research. Connections to potential mentors, collaborators, and research resourcesPre-review of investigator-prepared regulatory documents: a review of all draft documents prior to submission to the IRB to ensure that they are complete, correct, and consistent. A Pre-Review usually takes less than 2 business days and typically results in a significant decrease in time required to attain final approval of the protocol. (please log in to the eIRB site for access to Pre-Review).
Intermediate Consultative Services
(fee for service)
Preparation of regulatory documents for submission to the IRB and the sponsor.Preparation of, or guidance concerning, budgets for research studies.
Advanced Consultative Services
(increased fee structure; time estimates vary depending upon the complexity of the protocol.)
Preparation of/comprehensive consultation regarding an IND or IDE to the FDA.Protocol development and consultation.Preparation of study initiation documents.Preparation of regulatory binders.Preparation for an audit.Other complex regulatory activities or filings.
Contact the CIRC Services Office for details at 214-648-5005 or CIRC@UTSouthwestern.edu.
CIRC Services are supported in part by a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).