Supporting research visits in dedicated inpatient and outpatient research facilities as well as limited mobile services to conduct research visits within the Children's Hospital Colorado.
The CTRC supports both investigator-initiated studies, including multi-center NIH studies, and industry-initiated protocols. All services are provided as fee-for-service resources with federally-funded studies receiving subsidized rates.
Provides expert research nursing support for protocol implementation and data collection in adult populations, pediatric, and perinatal at:
All services are provided as fee-for-service resources. Only IRB-approved protocols can request CTRC services.
For additional information, please contact Nursing Services.
CTRC Core Laboratory Services support IRB-approved protocols with a wide range of analytical testing including chemical, hormone, metabolite, and immunological assays. CTRC Core Laboratories are CAP- and CLIA-accredited and provide trained personnel, reagents, equipment, and QC capabilities to conduct assays
for research studies.
All services are provided as fee-for-service resources.
For additional information, please contact Core Lab Services.
Providing nutrition research expertise and assistance for clinical research protocols. We have two groups of professionals:
For additional information, please contact Nutrition Services.
Methods, Techniques, and Materials
Diet Pick‐ups must be scheduled seven or more business days in advance. Please see scheduling instructions for more information.
|Day||Business Hours||Pickup Location|
|Monday - Friday||7:00 am - 5:00 pm||Leprino Office Building, third floor, room 339|
|Saturday||Closed||Children's Hospital Colorado, first floor cafeteria*|
|Sunday||Closed||Children's Hospital, first floor cafeteria*|
|Campus Closure Days||Closed|
*Weekend pick‐ups at CHCO require vouchers and prior approval by Nutrition staff
**The CTRC Nutrition Core is closed on all UCD Holidays and between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day
Important NotesIt is important that subjects are able to get in contact with their study PRA/coordinator whenever there is a scheduled diet pick‐up. Without this contact information, problems cannot be resolved as they arise. In this situation, subjects will be instructed to leave a message for the study PRA/coordinator who will reschedule the subject. Under these circumstances, we cannot reschedule the subject without the standard notice (greater than seven business days).
|Nutrition Holiday Closures|
|Labor Day||September 7, 2020||September 8, 2020|
|Thanksgiving||November 26 - November 27, 2020||November 30, 2019|
|Christmas/New Year Closure||December 20, 2020 - January 3, 2021||January 4, 2021|
|Martin Luther King Jr Day||January 20, 2020||January 21, 2020|
|President's Day||February 17, 2020||February 18, 2020|
|Memorial Day||May 25, 2020||May 26, 2020|
|Independence Day||July 3, 2020||July 6, 2020|
Before scheduling with the Nutrition Core, please keep in mind the following:
To ensure compliance to the metabolic meal plan, research subjects must be willing to eat all of the foods provided for them. Therefore, each diet plan contains food items specific to the preferences of the individual. The CTRC Nutrition Services uses an online survey in REDCap to collect this information from the research subject.
Food Preference Surveys
Gluten Free Information and Resources
The universal treatment for celiac disease, and the only known cure, is a strict exclusion of all wheat, barley, and rye from the diet. Adherence to a gluten free diet helps children grow and maintain a healthy weight, as well as increasing their quality of life. A lot of the complaints about following a gluten free diet stems from a desire to have normal bakery goods. The fact is that even though it is possible to make gluten free breads and cakes, they may never have the same texture as those products which contain gluten. However, it is possible to have a delicious gluten free diet! In this section you will find a number of different recipes and other helpful resources.
The Cardiovascular BioImaging Core offers imaging techniques in vascular and cardiac ultrasound to provide a
comprehensive assessment of cardiovascular health in children and adults:
Provides a pool of experienced study coordinators and regulatory staff to assist with clinical research study start-up, implementation, and closeout. This resource alleviates the administrative burden associated with training and managing research staff and allows investigators to pay only for the amount of effort required.
See the CReST website for more information and pricing.
|UCH Nursing Services
|CHCO and Perinatal Nursing Services
|UCH CTRC Core Lab
|CHCO CTRC Core Lab
|National Jewish Health CTRC
|University of Colorado Boulder CTRC
|Clinical Research Support Team (CReST)