Overview of CTRU Services

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
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  • 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 Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU)* is the major clinical research facility for Stanford University School of Medicine. It provides an optimal facility for the conduct of patient-oriented research, to translate basic scientific knowledge into a better understanding and treatment of human diseases, and to train health professionals in clinical research.

Stanford investigators with IRB-approved active adult and child health protocols may utilize CTRU facilities and services.

The CTRU supports studies (including cancer studies) that are conducted in the:

  • Stanford Hospital & Clinics (main hospital)
  • Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
  • Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Services include:

  • in- and outpatient clinical space
  • research nursing services
  • clinical laboratory services
  • bionutrition services

* The CTRU was formerly the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC).