How to use the CTRU

About the CTRU

The CTRU, located at the Freidenrich Center (FCTR), is Stanford's home for clinical and translational research. Facilities include:

  • 16 patient bays
  • 4 hospital beds
  • 3 pediatric study rooms
  • 2 phlebotomy rooms
  • Exercise/ exam room
  • Consultation rooms
  • Research kitchen
  • Sample collection lab
  • 2 rooms equipped for 23-hour sleep studies
Hours & Location
  • Mon - Thurs: 7 am to 5 pm
    Fri: 7 am to 3:30 pm
  • Freidenrich Center for Translational Research
    800 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA
  • FCTR map and directions
» Quick Downloads

(Click to open download page.)

  • Patient Reservation Form
  • Subsidy and Cost Recovery Policy
  • CTRU easy contact list
  • Required new study in-service at the CTRU
  • Nursing in-service template
  • Template for Lab orders/visit at the CTRU
  • Basic template for treatment orders at the CTRU

Contact CTRU Management:  email
(650) 723-6713

The CTRU supports clinical research for Adult studies (non-cancer and cancer) and Child Health Studies.

Clinical Space for Adult Studies

The CTRU utilizes space at the Freidenrich Center for Clinical and Translational Research at 800 Welch Road, along with in-patient bed capabilities at both hospitals.

Clinical Space for Child Health Studies

The CTRU Child Health Component utilizes beds at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for its inpatient activities. The facilities of the premature infant research program of the CTRU consist of the intensive care nursery and the intermediate intensive care nursery.

To Use the CTRU:

  • Enter project into Study Navigator and click “submit study” on the last intake page (the system will then open the Study Overview page)
  • On the Study Overview page, scroll down and click on “CTRU Facilities”
  • Under “Next Steps” click on “Complete CTRU Request Form”
    (the link is located in CTRU Facilities tab under the “Design Study” tab on the Overview page)
  • Complete the CTRU Request form and click “Submit CTRU Request” at the bottom of the page
  • Once Request Form is submitted, an email will be sent to the CTRU staff and to your assigned Study Facilitator
  • A pop-up box will now appear with a link to the CTRU Budget Planner. Click on this link to download the tool (this is an excel document)
  • The first tab in the excel document is instructions for completing the tool. After reviewing the instructions, click on the tab labeled “CTRU Budget Planner” and complete the worksheet
  • After completing the Budget Planner, save and then upload to the Documents tab of the Overview page in Study Navigator
Key Points
  • An approved CTRU Request Form is required in order to utilize any CTRU service or resource.
Next Steps