Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute - Clinical Trials Unit (CTU)

Data Repository

Qualified investigators from the Departments of Cardiology or Cardiothoracic Surgery may request data from a variety of databases managed by the Clinical Trials Unit. Below, find information about requesting data from our databases. Note: The CTU is currently unavailable to provide support for basic science research.

Requesting Data

Project Description

A description of the project must be included with the Service Request Form. The description should include at a minimum: Background, Objectives, Methods/ Analysis, and References sections.  In addition, the following points should be addressed:

To request data or other services, please submit an online Service Request Form.

All requests are reviewed by the CTU to determine scientific merit, clinical significance, statistical validity and feasibility of completing the study in a timely manner. For approved requests, specimens will be distributed only after receiving a copy of the investigator's IRB approval letter (if applicable).