Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Housestaff Research Portal

Conduct Your Study

The Center for Clinical Research (CCR) is a great resource as start your study. CCR's regulatory unit works closely with Institutional Review Boards and can help you every step of the way to ensure your project meets all regulatory requirements. CCR also assists with budget preparation and study participant recruitment, operats Clinical Research Units and provides nurse and non-nurse coordinator services.

If your research is cancer-related, start by contacting the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The Data

You'll want to use these tools to help you access, compute and analyze your data:

The Location

Your mentor is the prime place to start when it's time to lock down lab space, but if you need additional help, check with Core Facilities for information on more than 60 research laboratories. Their services include instrumentation and technical support.

Plus, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago have a core research facilities partnership, which gives researchers access to even more facilities.

The Subjects

Once you set parameters for your patient population and inclusion criteria for your study, it's time to recruit and track your subjects: