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Common Questions

  • What are the benefits of conducting a study at a major academic medical center?

    • Access to world-class scientists and clinicians.
    • Key opinion leaders in many clinical disciplines.
    • Full range of clinical skills and expertise with 25 clinical and basic science departments.
    • Tertiary care facility that provides both general care and clinical expertise in rare and difficult to recruit diseases.
  • Why choose UCI?

    • Member of the University of California system with collaborations on a statewide level.
    • Leading academic medical center and home to the only medical school in Orange County, CA.
    • Orange County has ~ 3.2 million people and is the third-largest county in the state of California and the sixth-largest county in the U.S.
    • Very diverse population by age, race, ethnicity, and social-economic status; Orange County has global representation.
    • Borders both Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego Counties, and can draw participants from these areas. 
  • How will partnering with UCI Center for Clinical Research (CCR) result in a positive experience?

    • CCR is the product of the re-engineering of the way clinical trials are conducted at UCI
    • CCR is run as a business focused on delivering on time, on budget, high-quality service
    • CCR’s large integrated staff includes nurses, medical assistants and technicians, clinical research coordinators, finance and regulatory coordinators assembled from across the medical school and medical center.
    • All CCR staff is dedicated to clinical research.
    • CCR staff is well trained and certified in all key elements applicable to the conduct of clinical research.
    • A focused study startup team will ensure quick responses to study queries and is benchmarked against the goal of activating new studies in no more than 90 days from selection.
    • Because of UCI’s strong commitment to clinical research, the CCR serves as the nucleus for clinical research at UCI with strong ties to the Office of Research, Beall Applied Innovation, IRB, Inpatient Pharmacy in Orange, and all other units that support or oversee research.
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