Request for Services

Refer to the Guide to Clinical Research Unit Services to learn more about the CRU.
Complete and submit this form (below) indicating the services and visits needed from the CRU.  Email this form with the protocol, PI Biosketch, Informed Consent (on CCF template) and Lab Manual, if applicable, to  You will be contacted if additional information is needed.

  • Request a cost for services for developing a grant proposal
  • Request services for a project to begin

Resource Letter
You will receive a letter outlining the services and their respective costs. To accept, please sign and return the letter to stating the account number to be charged.  Services can begin after a project Initiation meeting has been completed.

Project Initiation Meeting

After receiving your approval resource letter, a project initiation meeting is recommended.  This provides an opportunity for CRU staff, the investigator and study team to discuss the study procedures, lab techniques, case report forms, source documentation and supply needs for the study.  Protocol-Specific Nursing and Lab will create Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) specific to each study to ensure the procedures and processing of samples is consistent with the study protocol.

  • To arrange a project initiation meeting contact the Clinical Nurse Manager Melanie Ramos (

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."
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