Clinical Research Resources
In addition to the FREE hours of service provided by the UMB ICTR biostatistical, informatics, and community-collaboration services, UMB faculty may be eligible for voucher support to help defray the costs of the fee-for-service UMB Campus cores, such as those noted below. Visit the to learn how to apply.
General Clinical Research Center (GCRC): Located in the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), 22 S. Greene St., 10th-floor C and D wings, the GCRC is supported by the UM School of Medicine and UMMC. The GCRC is available to all UMB researchers as a fee-for-service and supports the full spectrum of patient-oriented research, including pilot studies that may lead to peer-reviewed clinical research. Services available include:
- Facilities for inpatient* and outpatient data collection
- Physical examination and monitoring
- 24-hour nursing care
- Phlebotomy and specimen processing*
- Subject teaching
- Investigational drug administration
- Special testing/procedures*
- Research subject advocate (RSA)
*Does not include University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) or University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc. (FPI) services, such as overnight admission fees, laboratory processing, X-rays, echocardiograms, MRIs, etc. If your project requires these services, please contact the Center for Clinical Trials and Corporate Contracts (CCT) at 410-706-1932.
BIORESCO (BIOmedical REsearch Supply COre): Your ONE-STOP SHOP for all lab supplies and small equipment. Some of the advantages of using BIORESCO are:
- Never pay list price again. All vendors offer the lowest prices on this campus.
- Pay no shipping/handling charges or hazardous and dry-ice charges (average cost $30-$40).
- Access more than 40 vendors and over 5000 "on-site" items.
- Access about 2 million products on the website.
- Receive free campuswide delivery.
- Purchase with a minimum amount of paperwork and inconvenience. Consolidate your purchasing.
SAVE TIME AND MONEY by contacting BIORESO first before committing to outside vendors.
Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC): The Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) is a center funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) since 2005. NORC’s mission is to foster multidisciplinary research approaches to understand the impact of nutrition on risk for chronic disease and translate this knowledge into effective clinical treatments and prevention efforts. With the obesity epidemic, associated co-morbidities now detract from the quality of life for the majority of Americans and represent a major burden to our health care system. Our NORC provides core laboratories, a pilot and feasibility program, and enrichment activities that enhance our members' research and education efforts.
The Center for Innovative Biomedical Resources (CIBR) is the administrative hub for fee-for-service cores on campus, including the School of Dentistry, School of Pharmacy, and School of Medicine. Interdisciplinary collaborations lead to scientific achievement and help researchers get the most of their research funds. Below is a sample list of Cores by category.
- Animal Model Resource
- Bioinformatics & Statistics
- Clinical Resources
- Cytometric & Bioassay
- Drug Development Resource
- Imaging Technologies
- Nucleic Acid & Genomic
- Structural Biology Facilities
Visit CIBR for a complete list of campus resources as well as important CIBR news and events.
Allowed UMMC Services
PLEASE NOTE: At this time, the ICTR support from the Vouchers Program can only be used to defray the costs of UMMC Investigational Drug Services (IDS).
Important Information About Using UMMC Services
University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Services: If you have a need for hospital services to conduct your research, such as echocardiograms, X-rays, and laboratory testing, please go to UMBiz to initiate a Clinical Research Request. UMB will advise UMMC of your study and a coverage analysis will be completed by UMMS to assist with any remaining budget negotiations and ensure billing compliance by UMMS and FPI. When the coverage analysis is complete and approved by your study team, UMMS will create an RSH record in Epic for the individual participant’s association. Noncompliance will lead to study participants getting erroneous charges for research services.