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Clinical Research Resources Spotlight

Tulane Center for Clinical Research (TCCR)

Tulane Clinical Trial Unit

Tulane Center for Clinical Research (TCCR) is part of the LA CaTS Center's Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) network. The TCCR is located in New Orleans and is a Louisiana leader in academic research. Its purpose is to provide a multifaceted platform for clinical research management. They develop, lead and complete innovative Investigator-initiated single-site and multi-center trials. Their primary objective is always supporting clinical advancements in health sciences and overall patient care. Their commitment was proven throughout the global pandemic, when TCCR was the only research center in the United States that remained consistently operational during COVID-19 pandemic.

Their potential participant population is culturally diverse, unique, and vulnerable. Through years of working in the field, TCCR has established trust within New Orleans community. They prioritize safety, transparency, and respect for every person. About 1500 Louisiana Residents trusted TCCR and joined their centralized database  - Volunteer Research Registry (VRR).

  • matches participants with the TCCR managed trials and studies
  • fosters sense of community among the participants enhancing experience of being part of forefront of research innovation

  • Attractive, well equipped clinic space for many types of research visits including minor invasive procedures.
  • A mobile clinic to accommodate community outreach projects.
  • Two negative pressure rooms to accommodate studies involving infectious diseases requiring isolation.
  • Established in 2020 Tulane CTU COVID Research Center (CCRC) managed by TCCR
  • Capabilities to conduct bone density and body composition analysis via a DXA Lunar Prodigy Advance
  • Full-service lab that includes refrigerated centrifuge as well -80oC and -20 oC freezers on site
  • Highly skilled nurses (all ACLS credentialed) and coordinators, many who hold certifications through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (CCRC) and the Society of Clinical Research Associates (CCRP)
  • In-house Data Management and Statistical Analysis services
  • EPIC, Veeva Systems, REDCap integration
  • Quality management/Quality Assurance program to assure research compliance and data integrity; and
  • Proactive financial experts available on-site to design and manage research budgets.

  • reimbursement of the cost of CCRC and CCRP certifications.
  • LEVEL 1, 2 and 3 Coordinator Training offered yearly

If you are a researcher interested in using this LA CaTS Center resource or want to learn more, please contact: 

Cynthia Moreau, RN (LA CaTS CTU Facilitator)
Tulane University School of Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 1700
New Orleans, LA  70112-2715