R-CENTER Services

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R-CENTER Services

MSM offers multiple core and program services to support and enhance researchers

Morehouse School of Medicine Clinical Research Mobile Unit

The mobile research vehicle is a 30 ft. self-contained, handicap accessible, mobile research facility that can e used to conduct clinical research.

The vehicle makes it easier for MSM Investigators to include community members in research and reach more diverse populations.

Biomedical Informatics Unit

The Biomedical Informatics Unit (BIU) of the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) RCMI Center of Excellence for Clinical and Translational Research (R- CENTER) focuses on integration of MSM and affiliated health information systems -- electronic medical and personal health records, patient databases, and other research databases (basic, translational, clinical and population-based) -- into an interpretable repository

Click here for Service Request Form 


Statistical Services

Statistical Services provides many resources for researchers such as statistical analysis strategies, sample size and power calculations, study design, software options, and faculty and staff expertise.  We have also streamlined the assistance request process by developing a web-based research assistance request form. The automated process captures more specifically the type of requests by faculty, staff, and students and allows these "customers" throughout MSM's campus and off site locations easier access the SDBDMC. 

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Research Subject Advocate Services (RSA)

The RSA serves as an unbiased observer during the informed consent process. Develops and guides implementation of policies and procedures for timely and appropriate reporting of adverse events. Assists Investigators to formulate Data and Safety monitoring Plans.

Click here for Adverse Event Reporting Form

Click here for Data and Safety Monitoring Plan (DSMP)


Regulatory Core Services

Regulatory is the day-to-day management of policy and support provided to ensure that clinical trials and protocols are appropriately evaluated, investigated and submitted.

The following forms should be used to conduct a study at Grady.

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Administration Core Services

The Program Director and Associate Directors are assisted by the Research Administrator and Administrative Assistant in providing program and fiscal management, as well as coordination of internal and external collaborations and faculty development efforts.


Recruitment Core Services

The recruitment core facility assists with educating the community on clinical trials, providing information on health disparities issues, and increasing the number of participants enrolled in clinical research trials at Morehouse School of Medicine. It introduces and enhances the awareness of human subject’s rights with regards to participation in clinical trials, through community outreach.

Click here for "Request for Waiver of HIPAA Privacy Authorization for Research" Form

Click here to submit a "Recruitment Request or Services (Project)" Form

Chick here to submit a "Community Recruitment Services " Form


CRC Application

The CRC application and privileging packet is a compliance tool requesting the use of the center, its resources and the cores of the R-CTR and CRN.


Bionutrition Core Services

The Bionutrition Core is committed to reducing health disparities in at risk ethnic minority populations and the underserved through the pursuit of excellence in nutrition research in both clinical and community settings.


Nursing Core Services

The CRC's functional capacity is dependent on the nursing/coordinator core group. These individuals include nurses, research coordinators, research assistants and medical technicians. This core group of personnel is cross-trained to work in both inpatient and outpatient areas.


Analytical Core

Provides analytical consultation.The primary focus of the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory is to provide reliable and comprehensive analytical services to basic and clinical researchers.


Ultrasound Core Laboratory

The cardiovascular ultrasound-imaging core is a key component of the cardiovascular research infrastructure in evaluating the mechanisms of heart muscle and blood vessels changes in hypertension and its complications.


Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Unit (PCTRU)

The Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Unit (PCTRU) is a Morehouse based clinical research team which works to improve the health and well-being of underserved children in Georgia, the U.S., and worldwide. 


National Research Mentoring Network - NRMN

The NRMN is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professional and  institutions collaborating to provide all trainees across the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences with evidence-based mementorshp and professional development programming.


RCMI Translational Research Network - RTRN

A groundbreaking consortium of biomedical, behavioral and clinical researchers working with healthcare providers and the community to address health disparities through collaboration


Investigational Drug Services (IDS)

The Investigational Drug Service serves as the management unit for the storage, dispensing and disposal of study medication for many clinical trials. It ensures standardization of procedures within each protocol, and further protects human subjects who participate in research protocols, through improved drug safety and accountability measures.