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Office of Clinical Research

The Office of Clinical Research (OCR) is dedicated to improving financial and operational performance of clinical research studies at MUSC by partnering with Principal Investigators, Study Teams, Research Administration Offices, Compliance Offices, Revenue and Billing Offices, Epic, and SPARCRequest Teams across the MUSC enterprise.

The OCR can assist study teams with clinical trials by:

  • Disseminating new study opportunities. 
  • Offering study feasibility support and pre-site visit assistance.
  • Guiding investigators to meet federal research billing compliance regulations with comprehensive protocol reviews and Coverage Analysis (CA) development.
  • Reducing study staff burden by leveraging the experienced corporate clinical research budgeting and negotiations fee for service team.
  • Maximizing revenue collection with centralized fee for service invoicing expertise for corporate clinical research.
  • Streamlining financial management and study tracking with the institutionally mandated OnCore Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS).
  • Offering a secure way to disburse payments to research patients in real time with ClinCard reloadable debit cards.
  • Collaborating with study teams to ensure compliance with federal registration, record maintenance, and results-reporting requirements.

MUSC Research Staff

Get more information about our teams and services, or explore our research training materials and resources (login required).