Clinical Research Unit (CRU)

The CRU, formerly known as the CTRC, is a consolidated and centralized institutional investigational resource. It assists investigators in all stages of protocol development and implementation. 

The CRU is an institutional resource for clinical and translational research available to UT Southwestern faculty physicians, residents, and fellows; medical and graduate students; and faculty and students from the Center for Translational Medicine's partnering institutions who wish to perform clinical research that requires a controlled environment for their investigations while supporting the safe and ethical conduct of clinical research and enhancing the quality of the research experience for study participants.

The Inpatient Clinic represents the facility that previously was the GCRC. Because of increased outpatient research at UT Southwestern, multiple outpatient clinics are now available to translational researchers.