The services available to IU and IU Health investigators
include contract negotiation, clinical research system training
and support, coverage analysis for research billing, an analytics
program, and a statewide research network.

Please visit our Resources page to access further guidance, 
links, and helpful documents (e.g., templates, training
materials, policies, FAQs, OnCore, etc.) or contact the
OCR directly.


CDA Request Portal

To protect confidential information exchanged between Indiana University and third parties, the execution of a Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) is required.

To request the negotiation and signature of a Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) for a clinical trial, please click the Request CDA button and complete the form.

You will be notified when your request is complete.



Centralized Study Initiation

The IU Office of Clinical Research now has a tool to collect the needed information and documents for entering a new protocol into OnCore (IU’s centralized clinical research management system) and initiating the Coverage Analysis Review process. This form should be initiated as soon as a final protocol is available and can happen simultaneously with IRB submission and contract negotiation with the processes informing each other.

Centralized Coverage Analysis is mandated across the institute to ensure compliance with federal regulations and goes hand-in-hand with OnCore new protocol entry; therefore, entering accurate information is critical to ensuring that a study complies with university policies and federal requirements. IU is cultivating OnCore as a “source of truth” for information about clinical research occurring at IU and IU Health. The Coverage Analysis Team (CAT) uses information collected in this form to develop the OnCore protocol entry, communicate with the study team throughout the Coverage Analysis Review, and identify ancillary services involved in the study.

What Does the Clinical Research Study Intake Form Do?

  • Initiates process for new study entry into OnCore
  • Initiates coverage analysis review

**Please note: This form does not initiate an IRB submission


Banking Information Requests

It is becoming more common for sponsors to prefer making payment on clinical trials studies using electronic bank transfers, as opposed to sending a paper check. In order for this to happen, sponsors are requesting Indiana University provide sensitive banking information. To be in accordance with IU policy on sharing sensitive data, the Office of Clinical Research has been solely responsible for sending this information in a secure manner. This link will provide a form that includes all the information necessary to accurately send this information to the sponsors.



Indiana CTSI Clinical Research Center (CRC)

The Indiana CTSI Clinical Research Center at IUPUI conducts both adult and pediatric protocols and supports PHS-funded protocols (A studies) and Industry-funded studies (D studies). Three CRCs are located on the IUPUI campus. The 1st and only CRC with an inpatient unit is located at IU Health University Hospital. The 2nd CRC is located at Goodman Hall Neuroscience Center of Excellence. The 3rd CRC is the Children’s CRC located at IU Health Riley Hospital for Children. The CRCs on the IUPUI campus provide space and staff support [nurses and/or medical assistants] to conduct academic and industry-sponsored clinical research studies for both inpatient and outpatient visits.

The Indiana CTSI Clinical Research Center at Purdue University conducts both adult and pediatric protocols. This CRC also provides staff support (nutrition and medical assistant).

The CRC Administrative Manager provides investigators with information related to the services offered and the facilities available in the CRC, instructions for protocol submission, facilitation of the protocol review process, and for general assistance related to CRC information/processes.

For more information, please visit the CRC website or contact Laurie Trevino, Operations Manager or Sharon Cromer, Administrative Manager.

Laurie Trevino

Operations Manager
(317) 274-0952

Sharon Cromer

Administrative Manager
(317) 278-3446


IU Health Enterprise Clinical Research Operations

IU Health Enterprise Clinical Research Operations (ECRO) is the central trial coordination center for multiple IU Health  facilities. It supports the management of both administrative and clinical aspects of pharmaceutical and device research trials. For help with clinical trial coordination, from contract negotiation and IRB protocol submission to the enrollment of subjects, the collection of data, and study close out—contact Deb Broach.

(317) 962-8966

Please visit the ECRO website for additional information on the many trial coordination options available to you.


Standard Pricing Schedule

for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trial Studies


A schedule of recommended fees for industry sponsored clinical trials is available to Indiana University School of Medicine and IU Health investigators and study coordinators in IU Box. The button on the right will take you to the Box log in page. After logging in, you will be directed to the Standard Fee Schedule.

The fee schedule guides the development of budgets for industry sponsored clinical trials by:

  • Providing a consistent starting point for budget negotiations with industry sponsors.
  • Ensuring clinical trial teams more accurately estimate time/resources required for clinical trial activities.
  • Offering a fee schedule to develop a budget based on study complexity.
  • Promoting transparency of research related costs for industry sponsors.
  • Facilitating budget preparation as the current version of standard fees will be available in the OnCore® CTMS Chargemaster or from the OCR.

For more information – please contact the Office of Clinical Research at or 317-278-2546