Clinical Research Center Frequently Asked Questions

The Clinical Research Center is available to UC Davis faculty, residents, postgraduate fellows, medical students, and nurses with an IRB-approved protocol.

Outpatient and inpatient nursing support, bionutrition, regulatory, and laboratory services are available to investigators. Nursing services include investigational drug administration, serial blood sampling, monitoring, invasive procedure assistance, EKG or cardiac monitoring, and qualitative data collection. A nurse practitioner is on-site to provide additional services to investigators, such as history and physical exams, invasive procedures (i.e., biopsies), and bedside monitoring during high risk infusions.

Services can be provided at the Clinical Research Center, the UC Davis Medical Center, other UC Davis Health locations, the UC Davis Campus, in patients’ homes, or at most other community-based locations.

The Clinical Research Center supports human-based, multi-disciplinary clinical research. Participants may be healthy controls or diagnosed with an acute or chronic condition. We currently support studies from the following departments: internal medicine, internal medicine subspecialties such as oncology, neurology, cardiology, surgery, radiology, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, pediatrics, and nursing.

Yes. Non-M.D. investigators, such as Pharm.D.s and Ph.D.s, may request our services.

All protocol modifications and renewals, once approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB), should be forwarded to the Clinical Research Center coordinator so that we can ensure protocol compliance.

No. The Clinical Research Center does not have funds to cover any clinical testing performed. The Clinical Research Center can assist investigators with the coordination for ancillary support throughout UC Davis Health.

The Clinical Research Center can support investigator-initiated (department or grant-funded) and industry-sponsored research. It is important to get an estimate for these services when you are planning your budget.

Yes. For current fees please email Christopher Kain at
You will need to include estimated fees in your budget prior to approval of CCRC support. Any questions about this rate or its justification should be directed to Christopher Kain at

Simply complete an online service request.

Appointments are made via a fax scheduling process. This process will be reviewed with you during a “Start Up” meeting after your service request has been approved.

f you still have questions, please contact Christopher Kain at