Clinical Research Units

The CTSC Clinical Research Units facilitate timely completion of human studies.

Our clinical research units aim to facilitate timely and responsible completion of human studies from conception through completion and effectively disseminate key findings through responsible and reproducible research.

Investigators at each of our partner institutions have access to:

  • diverse study populations and experienced research personnel
  • dedicated and standardized research facilities and environments
  • continuous and purposeful quality improvement processes for research studies
Cleveland Clinic’s Clinical Research Unit (CRU) provides an environment to conduct high-quality, compliant clinical research.
Cleveland Clinic Clinical Research Unit

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.

The Dahms Clinical Research Unit (DCRU) provides research-dedicated facilities for clinical and translational research.
University Hospitals Dahms Clinical Research Unit

The Dahms Clinical Research Unit (DCRU) provides research-dedicated facilities and staff to create capacity, opportunity and a supportive environment for clinical and translational research at the academic medical center and in the community. The Dahms Clinical Research Unit team partners with investigators from all disciplines to support pediatric and adult clinical research visits, and will work with you to plan your study budget and implement your protocol from recruitment to study visit.

The front desk at MetroHealth Clinical Research Unit
MetroHealth Clinical Research Unit

The Metrohealth Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is an environment for multidisciplinary, patient-centered research across the life spectrum.  Located within the MetroHealth Main Campus, our 5,822 square foot facility includes patient care rooms, interview rooms, a research laboratory, metabolic laboratory, conference room and state-of-the-art specialized research equipment.   The CRU is staffed with highly trained clinical research nurses providing research patient care visits in a controlled, welcoming and culturally sensitive environment.  The CRU research laboratory offers protocol-specific and specialty sample processing, research point-of-care testing and shipping of biospecimens.


Joan Booth, Director, Research Operations, Cleveland Clinic

June Cassano, Administrative Director, Center for Clinical Research, Cleveland Clinic

Carrie O’Neill, Manager, Research Integration and Education, University Hospitals

Noreen Roman, MT(ASCP), MBA, Manager, Dahms Clinical Research Unit, University Hospitals

S. Afua Cannon, PhDOperations Manager, Clinical Research Unit, MetroHealth Medical Center