Thank you for your interest in Penn State's Clinical Research Center (CRC). Our center is one of 76 NIH-supported CRC facilities throughout the United States. Although the primary purpose of the GCRC is to provide clinical research infrastructure to investigators performing NIH-sponsored research, all investigators are encouraged to apply for use of our facilities.
There are many benefits to conducting research on our unit. The resources listed in Our Services are available at no charge to Penn State scientists conducting independent hypothesis-driven research. Note that mechanisms are also in place to allow use of facilities for industry-sponsored research assuming costs are borne by sponsors.
NIH guidelines require that the Penn State CRC Advisory Committee review all applications for CRC research. To submit an application, please complete the protocol submission file and forward to Rebecca Jenkins or on diskette (to mail code H147)
Prior to submitting your proposal, you are encouraged to meet with the CRC staff to clarify any questions and ensure you will obtain maximum use of the GCRC facilities.