Clinical Trial Center (CTC)
Located at Gainesville, Florida, in the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
The CTC is available to both industry sponsors and to investigators with grant funding.
Contact us if you have any questions about our availability or capacity.
Three dedicated patient rooms equipped with blood pressure cuffs, electrocardiograpy machines, examination tables, and other general equipment needed for patient visits
Dedicated laboratory processing area
On-site laboratory accredited by CAP (College of American Pathologists) and CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments)
Three private rooms for study monitoring and site visits with access to printers and fax machines
Refrigerated- and ambient-temperature centrifuges, freezers, and refrigerators
Electronic Medical Records System
NFFRE employees utilize the VA electronic medical record (EMR) system — CPRS. CPRS is one of the top-rated EMR systems in the country and allows study coordinators to follow research participants throughout the VA medical system.
Certifications and Resources
Clinical Trial Center staff include experienced and dedicated clinical research coordinators who are well-versed in the application of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines. Our team consists of both registered nurse and non-nurse study coordinators who take part in on-going industry training. The CTC team assists investigators with day-to-day research interventions for Veteran participants in a supportive and efficient environment. Study coordinators are available to provide complete study coordination on a wide range of services, such as study feasibility, logistical consideration, study start-up, regulatory compliance, participant recruitment, data management, budgetary review, negotiation, and financial management. A dedicated team of regulatory specialists assist with submissions to the pertinent Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), and VA Research & Development Committee, Safety Committee, and Privacy and Security Officers.
Our investigators are board-certified in a wide range of specialties and are dedicated to advancing the care of Veterans. As leaders in medical research, our physicians and doctoral clinicians have research findings published in multiple journals and have well-established relationships with study sponsors and other funding agencies. Our investigators are affiliated with the North Florida/South Georgia Veteran Health System, through which they can recruit Veterans for diverse research studies. As part of continuing medical education requirements, our investigators stay up-to-date in research training and regularly participate in local and national symposia and conferences.
Our regulatory team works closely with investigators and study coordinators to complete IRB and VA submissions.
We have regulatory specialists for each stage of the clinical study life-cycle to ensure timely and accurate submissions.
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