The Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO) supports investigators and clinical research study teams in departments, centers, and colleges across campus to conduct clinical research. The office aims to reduce administrative burdens, enhance compliance, and help remove barriers to enable efficiency, internal/external collaboration, cost recovery, and growth of clinical trials at the university. The CRSO is supported by UK HealthCare, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the University of Kentucky Office of the Vice President for Research.
We review all clinical research studies to determine if a coverage analysis is needed and if the study is required to be tracked in the CTMS. The CRSO will provide clinical research study teams with a qualifying clinical trial assessment and Medicare coverage analysis. This process takes no more than three to four weeks, depending on complexity, but often takes less time.
Effective March 1, 2019, all clinical research studies and amendments must be submitted to the CRSO for coverage analysis prior to budget finalization.