Multisite Clinical Trial Support

Research Opportunities & Collaborations

The focus of the Research Opportunities & Collaborations (ROC) program is to work with the Trial Innovation Network, industry sponsors, contract research organizations (CROs) and other potential research collaborators to pair clinical research opportunities with MUSC investigators. Support to the MUSC research community includes:

• Dissemination of new research opportunities
• Assistance with feasibility and site selection assessments
• Coordination of site visits/teleconferences
• Comprehensive research support service matching
• Communication of collaborative opportunities with other institutions

To learn more or to request a consultation visit, please contact the ROC team at

Trial Innovation Network

What is a Trial Innovation Network?

The Trial Innovation Network (TIN) is a collaborative initiative of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program to innovatively address crucial roadblocks in multisite clinical trials and accelerate the translation of novel interventions into lifesaving therapies.

The TIN leverages clinical trial expertise, skills, and knowledge from the 50+ participating academic medical centers to provide high quality operational support and evidence-based approaches to participant recruitment, engagement, and retention.

Learn more about the National Trial Innovation Network.

Why Contact the MUSC TIN Liaison Team?

The TIN liaison team is designed to support MUSC investigators by streamlining the multisite study process, allowing investigators to focus on the research question. The MUSC TIN liaison team assists investigators and study teams throughout the multisite study submission and implementation process by leveraging a broad range of local and national CTSA expertise and resources to coordinate and develop action plans best suited for our researchers.

How Do I Contact the MUSC TIN Liaison Team?

Contact the TIN liaison team to see what we can do for your research study. Visit SPARCRequest and select “Trial Innovation Network” from the SCTR service catalog. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Clasen DeHart –

Clinical Trialist Training

The Clinical Trialist Training Program is an initiative focused on engaging and developing predoctoral students interested in becoming future leaders in multisite clinical and translational research. This one-year mentored program offers didactic training and hands-on clinical trial experience to eligible candidates.


Dr. Kevin Gray

Kevin Gray, M.D.

Program Director

Andrew Goodwin 

Andrew Goodwin, M.D., MSCR

Associate Program Director

Royce Sampson 

Royce Sampson, MSN, RN, CRA

Administrator / Project Manager


Liaison Team Contacts

Signe Denmark 

Signe Denmark, MS, CCRP

Point of Contact

Matthew Carpenter 

Matt Carpenter, Ph.D.

Remote Trials

Mauney Toni 

Toni Mauney, BA, CCRP



Kristen Clasen 

Kristen Clasen DeHart, M.Ed.

Point of Contact

Jennifer Dahne 

Jennifer Dahne, Ph.D.

Remote Trials