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Clinical Research Support

The Office of the Clinical Director provides administrative research support through these entities:

  1. Human Subjects Protection Unit: The HSPU ensures that adequate protections are in place for NIMH intramural inpatient research participants and other selected NIMH research participants. HSPU provides informed consent training for investigators throughout the CC.
  2. Office of Patient Safety and Quality: This office coordinates NIMH’s activities supporting patient safety and quality and interfaces with similar NIH Clinical Center efforts.
  3. Office of Regulatory Oversight :The office provides assistance with protocol navigation and ongoing monitoring of studies for regulatory compliance.
  4. Marketing and Community Relations Unit: Provides patient recruitment support, community engagement, and materials development for NIMH IRP clinical trials. Engages in initiatives to make research participation more inclusive.