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Clinical Research Unit (CRU)

The Aston Clinical Research Core and Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is a fee-for-service, institutional resource designed to support the safe and ethical conduct of research while enhancing the research experience for study participants.

Services Offered

The CRU provides a set of standard services to supplement resources provided through investigators' own departments and clinics. The unit is overseen by the Office of Clinical Research and made possible and supported by UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Services are available to investigators who have UTSW IRB-approved protocols and signed Letters of Agreement with the Clinical Research Unit.

The unit is overseen by the Office of Clinical Research.

  • Basic laboratory facilities and equipment
  • DXA Scanner
  • Facilities for outpatient and inpatient visits (with or without other services)
    • 23 exam rooms
    • 6 procedure rooms
    • 9 consultant rooms
    • 2 hospital rooms
  • Point of care services
    • Phlebotomy
    • EKGs
  • Research coordinator services
  • Research nursing services
  • Study drug infusions