The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) serves as a comprehensive resource for initiating and conducting clinical trials for physicians and other investigators on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White hospitals and research centers. The office encourages research and assists investigators and representatives of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device industries in navigating the complex research arena.
The CTO benefits new and experienced investigators by assisting them in conducting research studies, managing research operations and improving operational efficiencies. The office hires and provides administrative space for research staff and assists the research team to ensure coverage when a research staff member is on leave. The CTO staff includes the medical director, director of clinical research, research manager, research nurses, clinical research coordinators and administrative staff. And with staff experienced in financial and regulatory compliance, the CTO is able to facilitate the placement of clinical trials at Baylor and often expedite their initiation.
Investigators may conduct clinical trials through the CTO while maintaining responsibility for the project, or the CTO can provide specific services tailored to an investigator’s individual needs.