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About the Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO)

The Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO) supports investigators and clinical research study teams in departments, centers, and colleges across campus to conduct clinical research. The office aims to reduce administrative burdens, enhance compliance, and help remove barriers to enable efficiency, internal/external collaboration, cost recovery, and growth of clinical trials at the university. The CRSO involves a synergistic blend of existing CCTS services with new investment from UK Healthcare and the College of Medicine.

Mission Statement

The University of Kentucky Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO) supports investigators and clinical research study teams in conducting efficient, compliant, and high-quality clinical trials following best practices.

The following information outlines the holiday schedule for the CRSO:

November 2019

  • Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving Day) – CLOSED
  • Friday, November 29 (day after Thanksgiving) – CLOSED

December 2019

  • Monday, December 23 – Wednesday January 1 – CLOSED

Please note:

We realize this extended closure may be inconvenient for you and may affect your study schedules, if this presents a problem, please contact Jessica Heskel, (859) 323-1580,, no later than November 29, 2019.

With the cold weather coming soon, we want you to be aware, that if the University announces planned delays or closures (Plan B), the CRSO will operate on the delayed schedule or will be closed.

If you have questions, need further clarification, or if any of the above presents a problem to you or your research team, please contact Jessica Heskel.

Message from the Director

The University of Kentucky CRSO was created to assist investigators leading clinical trials and their clinical research study teams to better and more efficiently perform their work. The CRSO also seeks to increase patient access to clinical research on health conditions that affect Kentuckians the most.

As such, our team offers a range of services to support many aspects of clinical research projects, including coverage analysis, financial management, regulatory support, participant recruitment and access to clinical trial management software. We appreciate the opportunity to work with research teams to meet their needs.

The CRSO would not exist without the generous support of UK HealthCare, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the University of Kentucky Office of the Vice President for Research. We thank each of these partners for their investment in the CRSO venture.

William W. Stoops, PhD
Director, University of Kentucky CRSO

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