The Clinical Research Center (CRC) at LIMR provides support for clinical researchers who are conducting clinical trials.

Our services include:

Pre-study contract and grant services

  • Financial: Assist in preparation of study/grant budgets; review contract budgets and assist in budget negotiations; provide financial reports as required by Principal Investigator or sponsoring agencies; handle all study-related tax and financial audit requirements; and provide purchasing services for study-related activities.
  • Administrative: Serve as contract contact with study sponsors and Main Line Health Legal Department.

Study start-up services

  • Institutional Review Board (IRB): Assist in submission to Main Line Hospitals IRB of all prestudy and ongoing study submissions, as well as required documentation, reports, or forms; provide guidance and assist with compliance with IRB requirements.
  • Staffing: Provide clinical research staff to assist Principal Investigators and sub-investigators in conducting studies.
  • Administrative: Study design and review of protocols, proposed case report forms, and other study documentation and processes for feasibility and "user-friendliness."

Post-study contract services

  • Maintain financial records for required number of years
  • Assist in arranging for storage space for records
  • Assist in study termination activities

Biostatistician services

  • Give short courses and lectures in biostatistics
  • Provide consulting services on statistical input to grants
  • Collaborate on research publications
  • Provide statistical research on each LIMR grant
  • Review protocols and statistical plans for clinical trial sponsors
  • Design and analyze clinical trials as needed

Clinical outpatient center

  • Access to three private, fully equipped patient examination rooms with diagnostic equipment
  • Access to a phlebotomy station

Accounts payable/cash receipts

  • Efficiently process study invoices
  • Reconcile payment matters with sponsor agencies
  • Deposit checks
  • Efficiently process payments for study services

Contact us for more information

To learn more about services offered as well as pricing structure, please contact: John Wellenbach, Clinical Business Manager, LIMR Clinical Research Center at 484.476.3545 or email [email protected].