Our mission in Clinical Trials is to support Connecticut Children’s Research Institute investigators in advancing pediatric health care by partnering with external Sponsors to conduct high quality multi-center and investigator-initiated trials.  We provide a highly skilled, multi-specialty team to ensure the successful execution of phase I-IV clinical trials and observational studies for neonates, children, and adolescents through 18 years of age.

Our vision is to promote and provide equitable access to clinical research opportunities for families and children; to inspire innovation in clinical research in support of the development of a top-tier Research Institute; and to champion and expand clinical research as in an integral part of our pediatric health care system.

  • ACRP/SOCRA certified Clinical Research Nurse Coordinators and Clinical Research Associates with experience in multi-specialties including Gastroenterology, Neonatology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, Pulmonary, Rheumatology and Nephrology
  • A dedicated team of Clinical Research Associates specializing in the coordination of front-line, cutting edge Hematology and Oncology Consortium clinical trials including Children’s Oncology Group (COG), Beat Childhood Cancer (BCC) and Moffitt Cancer Center (MCC)
  • A dedicated Clinical Research Lab Coordinator for processing, bio-banking, shipping and transporting bio-specimens
  • A dedicated Regulatory Specialist for coordinating study start-up and regulatory management
  • A dedicated Investigational Drug Pharmacy Team
  • Study coordination from study start-up to study closure for externally funded research studies
  • Coordination and collaboration with ancillary services that are a scheduled part of the trial
  • A dedicated multi-specialty Clinical Trials Unit
  • Clinical research lab support
  • Regulatory/IRB support
  • Protocol development support and study coordination for investigator-initiated trials
  • Clinical Research Feasibility Review
  • Administration and support for Expanded Access Treatment Programs (compassionate use)
  • Education and consultation in clinical trial operations

Participating in a Clinical Trial

The treatments you and your child benefit from today exist because of clinical trials.

Clinical trials study whether an investigational treatment, such as a medication or gene therapy, is safe and effective for your child’s condition. They provide access to investigational treatments before they’re approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and help us to better understand different diseases, which treatments are most effective, and contribute to improving children’s health care.

While participating in a clinical trial, your child will be monitored very closely by a physician (also known as the investigator) who is an expert in that field of study, the study team (Clinical Research Nurses and Study Coordinators) and other external regulatory bodies that oversee the study to ensure continued safety.

Your child’s participation in a clinical trial is voluntary, and for some trials, requires your permission as well as your child’s assent to participate. It’s important to talk it through with your child’s doctor and thoroughly review the consent form document that describes the details of the study before making a decision.

Contact Us

If you’re a sponsor, investigator or collaborator and you’re interested in partnering with us, please call 860.837.5870 or click the link below to reach out to us via email. 

- Allison Oville, Director, Clinical Trials