Welcome Investigators and Study Coordinators!

Premier resource to help you achieve and exceed your research goals

Welcome to the Office of Clinical Research (OCR) premier resource for clinical trial information for investigators and study coordinators at Indiana University, its strategic partner, IU Health, and its other research collaborators.

The OCR reviews and negotiates contracts to

  • Protect IU’s and the investigator’s rights for all industry sponsored clinical trials, and
  • Ensure provisions are consistent with applicable laws/regulations, as well as, various policies, procedures, and guidelines (i.e., publication, intellectual property, indemnification)
  • Indiana University
  • Attn: Office of Clinical Research
  • 410 W. 10th Street, Suite 1020
  • Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • Email:
  • Phone: (317) 278-2546

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

Let the OCR help you achieve your goals!


OCR Staff


   Centralized Study Activation Resource

The Centralized Study Activation Resource (CSTAR) is a data and document collection tool that is used to initiate study activities within the IU Office of Clinical Research. The information collected assists with determining coverage analysis needs along with requirements for entry into Indiana University’s centralized clinical research management system, OnCore. CSTAR also provides a mechanism to collect basic administrative study data that can be used to create a record for your project in OnCore allowing for easy management of protocol and subject data throughout the life of your project. Information recorded should be accurate and complete to ensure compliance with university policies and federal regulations and to provide Indiana University and IU Health leadership with the most accurate representation of clinical research available.


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). There are three CRCs located on the IUPUI campus. The first and only CRC with an inpatient unit is located at IU Health -University Hospital. The second CRC is located at Goodman Hall – Neuroscience Center of Excellence. The third CRC is the Children’s CRC located at IU Health – Riley Hospital for Children. The CRCs on the IUPUI campus provides 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 is available to provide 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 Methodist Research Institute (MRI)

IU Health Methodist Research Institute (MRI) 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 the clinical research facilitators at MRI:

Tessa Oakes, RN, BSN, CCRC
(317) 962-5396

Ronda McNamee, RN, BSN, CCRC
(317) 962-0816

Please visit the MRI 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.

The fee schedule serves as a guidance to assist in 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