CRU Grant Materials

Planning to use the CRU?  Here are some sections that you may need to help you prepare your grant submission:

  • Pre-Proposal CRU Consultation - Early Project Planning
    How can the Clinical Research Unit assist your next research project? Utilize the experience of the CRU staff by meeting with them as you start to plan a new grant proposal. Ideas about study logistics to enhance implementation feasibility can be helpful to planning a successful study. Request a CRU Consultation meeting by emailing

  • Letter of Support The Clinical Research Unit can provide a letter of support for investigators to include with their grant applications.  Investigators requesting a letter of support should include a short summary about their project, the name of the funding opportunity to which they are applying, and how the CRU resources will complement their study. Requests should be sent to

  • Description of environment/CRU Grant-Ready Text The Cleveland Clinic Clinical Research Unit is supported by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). This funding created a local consortium, the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) that includes Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center, and University Hospital Case Medical Center. The CTSC makes available a highly specialized group of clinical research units providing medical scientists with opportunities for careful study of diseases. These facilities are governed by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  This local consortium, tied to a State-wide and national consortium, allows timely collaboration and shared resources, ultimately enabling researchers to provide new treatments more quickly to patients with the goal of transforming clinical and translational research.  Clinical research resources available include skilled protocol nurses, who implement IRB-approved study visits, cross-trained research coordinators, skilled laboratory staff, research dieticians, and Research Subject Advocate support.

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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