Clinical Research Center (CRC)

Clinical Research Center (CRC)

With nursing, nutrition research, and laboratory support cores, the Clinical Research Center (CRC) staff provide Ohio State investigators with the cutting-edge tools and services needed to explore important clinical questions as well as the pathophysiology and treatment of disease.

Currently under the leadership of the Center for Clinical Research Management (CCRM), the CRC has been continuously providing clinical research services since 1960. Staff collaborate with investigators to implement around 100 active research protocols at any given time. The (CRC) is located on the second floor of Davis Outpatient Care/Dodd Hall on the Wexner Medical Center campus.

CRC nutrition services provide support in selecting appropriate research methods, design and implementation of study interventions and data collection/analysis.

Nutrition Research services include:

  • Diet assessment and analysis
  • Body composition assessment
  • Design and production of controlled meals and research foods
  • Development of study-specific nutrition materials
  • Scientific writing

The CRC Nutrition Research team consists of 3 full time employees, including a Registered Dietitian, and is available for inpatient or outpatient needs, in addition to remote data collection. Our lab has over 80 years of collective experience in clinical research, is highly skilled in dietary assessment, and has an impeccable track record of accurate and complete data collection.

CRC Nutrition Research provides a variety of services for investigators including collection of dietary records, administration of dietary assessment questionnaires, gold-standard nutrition analysis software (NDSR), a body-composition suite which includes a GE Lunar iDXA research-dedicated machine with CoreScan technology, metabolic testing, and a metabolic kitchen containing scale stations reserved solely for weighing and measuring research meals and components.

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