About us

Cleveland Clinic’s Clinical Research Unit (CRU) provides an environment to conduct high-quality, compliant clinical research. The unit provides both inpatient and outpatient settings for research participants involved in studies by investigators. The CRU is located on the 5th floor of the M building at Desk M51 on the main campus. The 6,825 square-foot unit includes examination and procedure rooms, a processing laboratory, specialized research equipment, a conference room, and more. Our trained nursing and laboratory staff provide a safe, controlled environment for investigators to conduct state-of-the-art patient-oriented research studies.

Who we serve:
The CRU supports all levels of investigators including those in training. We encourage investigators who have research project funding from the NIH or other Federal agencies, foundations, industries or other peer-reviewed sources to apply to use the resources of the Clinical Research Unit. (Pilot projects are also considered eligible if there is a plan to seek extramural funding).

Caregiver’s Achievement:
The entire M51 CRU Team was selected as a 2013 Team Caregiver Awardee! This institution-wide recognition shows the reach we have for great research support we provide.



Publication Acknowledgement

All publications resulting from the utilization of CTSA resources are required to credit the CTSA grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgement and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy. All researchers should cite grant UL1TR000439, as follows: “" This publication was made possible by the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Clinic CTSA Grant Number UL1TR000439 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a component of the National Institutes of Health. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of NCATS or NIH."
For more information please visit http://publication.nih.gov/