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Locations: The Clinical Research Services department provides centralized clinical research support at Midwestern University’s Arizona and Illinois campuses.  The Downers Grove campus is in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois conveniently located approximately 20 minutes from Chicago’s Midway airport and within 5 minutes of I-88 and 355 in Downers Grove. The Glendale campus is in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona and is easily accessed from anywhere in the “Valley of the Sun” off of the Loop 101 and 59th Ave.

Collaborators: The CRS works with biomedical companies, veterinary pharmaceutical companies, laboratories, and collaborative institutions on clinical trials and basic research.  Our goal is to streamline the clinical trial process while providing the highest quality of work.  Getting started with the IHI is simple, just contact us with your needs and we will assign a team member to follow up.

For projects with a protocol: Many sponsors or collaborators already have a protocol in place.  For those projects, the process is generally as follows:

1-CRS receives non-confidential summary and completes site questionnaire
2-Confidentiality Agreement (CDA) signed
3-CRS receives start-up packet (protocol, budget, informed consent form) and CTA.
4-Parallel review process starts with Legal, IRB, and other departments

For projects without a protocol: The CRS can work with sponsors and collaborators to develop the protocol, case report forms, and budget.  The process generally proceeds as follows:

1-Non-confidential discussion with collaborator on the proposed project
2-CRS generates a draft statement of work and estimated budget for review
3-Confidentiality Agreement (CDA) signed
4-CRS drafts formal plan (protocol, budget, etc.) for review
5-Protocol and budget approved by Sponsor
6-Protocol approved by IACUC or IRB
7-Research Agreement is executed
8-CRS commences with proposed work

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