Industry Sponsored Research

Collaboration Information for Clinical Research Sponsors & Contract Research Organizations (CROs) 

The Office of Clinical Research (OCR) seeks to establish and foster strategic relationships with research sponsors to attract high-impact trials to the Medical University of South Carolina to offer potential solutions and hope to MUSC patients and their families. OCR's Research Opportunities & Collaborations (ROC) program is designed to partner with industry sponsors, contract research organizations (CROs), government agencies, health care institutions, and other potential research partners to pair clinical research study opportunities with MUSC Investigators.

Why Choose MUSC as a Research Site?

As one of the top research universities in the United States, MUSC and its Investigators are dedicated to:

  • Advancing basic and clinical research through innovation and knowledge sharing
  • Meeting the requirements of its research partners in an efficient manner

MUSC offers a comprehensive array of clinical (Phase I-IV) and translational research services in nearly every major therapeutic area:

Why Contact MUSC Research Opportunities & Collaborations (ROC)? 

  • Central point of contact for sponsors, CROs and research partners wishing to identify qualified MUSC Investigators
  • Feasibility requests
  • Dissemination of new sponsored research opportunities
  • Facilitate successful initiation and execution of research protocols
  • Long-term relationships with sponsors, CROs and other research collaborators 


Signe Denmark, MS, CCRP
Associate Director, Research Opportunities & Collaborations

Heather Hopmeier, BS
Research Opportunities and Collaborations Program Coordinator

Kristen Clasen DeHart, M.Ed.
Research Opportunities and Collaborations Metrics & Evaluation Program Manager