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Welcome to the Clinical Research Institute (CRI)

About the Clinical Research Institute

Promoting Patient-Orientated Research is one of the driving factors of the TTUHSC Clinical Research Institute. The Institute was established in October 2010 with the assigned mission to facilitate the conduct of clinical, epidemiological, and educational research by TTUHSC faculty.

Our vision is improve the quality of healthcare in Texas through clinical, epidemiologic, and educational research activities; provide formalized clinical research education; promote studies involving multi-school interactivity; and obtain epidemiologic information critical to understanding health problems in our region.

Want to help in the advancement of science? Learn how you can make a difference by volunteering in a clinical research study.

news and events
  • Please welcome our new CRI staff:  Rene Resendez, Regulatory Specialist (06/2015); Amanda Johnson., Clinical Research Coordinator (9/2015); Debby Conn, Clincal Research Monitor (9/2015); and Staci Brown, Administrative Assistant (9/2015) and Cari White, Clinical Research Coodinator, Permian Basin Campus (10/2015).
  • Congratulation to Drs. Alyce Ashcraft and Donna Owen on receiving a $5,000 grant from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and the National Gerontological Nursing Association for the study "Improving Nurse Physician Communication in the Nursing Home" for 2015-2016. 
  • In order to provide adequate support for your study, the CRI requires you to submit a Semi-Annual Report Form every June and December.  The study PI will receive an email and a reminder from the CRI before this report is due.
  • Deadline for the next IRB submission is: 12-07-2015.
  • Payments to Research Participants/Patient Studies - The Swift Card will allow departments to issue TTUHSC branded reward cards to their Participants/Patients at their time of their visit/consultation.  As soon as the card is activated by the departmental user, the participant will be able to spend their card wherever Visa is accepted.  Please review OP.72.19 to ensure your study is in compliance.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proposing changes to the regulations governing federally-funded research which will in practice apply to all clinical research. These are aimed at improving the protection of human subjects participating in clinical research while facilitating valuable research and reducing burden, delay and ambiguity for investigators.
  • Contributions to a study by CRI staff should be recognized using the acknowledgment and authorship criteria on the website of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.


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