Consult with a Study Facilitator
Spectrum Operations, Training and Compliance (OTC) serves faculty and clinical research personnel at Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.
- Budget & Billing Support
- Regulatory/Compliance Support
- Study Facilitators
- Training & Education
- Point of Contact for questions about clinical research
OnCore CTMS for
Operations, Training & Compliance
800 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Fax (650) 723-8552
OTC provides Study Facilitators who guide investigators and study personnel through the clinical research process, from study idea and design through close-out and publication, for clinical and translational research projects.
Study Facilitators are health professionals with extensive clinical research experience and expertise in navigating the Stanford clinical and translational research system. A Study Facilitator will advise you and consult appropriate experts regarding:
- Do I need help with my study design?
- What is a Case Report Form and how do I create one?
- Can I do my study at Stanford?
- What resources are available to support my project?
- What are FDA requirements?
- Do I need IRB approval?
- Do I need an IND or IDE for my research project?
- What does it mean to be a Sponsor-Investigator?
- What documents are essential for my research?
Budget and Billing Matters
- What is RMG and who is my RPM?
- What is Medicare Pre-authorization?
- How do I get started with my budget?
- Who do I contact for billing issues?
- What is the workbook?
- Do I need a coordinator?
- What does a coordinator do?
- How much will a coordinator cost?
Grant and Contract Processes
- When do I need a contract?
- What is the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and who is my contract officer?
- How do I finance my study?
- Do I need a contract if I am getting equipment on loan?
- Who do I contact about my grant?