Clinical Research Services

Clinical Research Services (CRS) offers infrastructure and research services at multiple clinical units in San Francisco and Oakland. These units are available to UCSF investigators and provide specialized research services, including skilled nursing for a wide variety of multidisciplinary clinical research protocols conducted in both inpatient and outpatient settings. CRS provides services to approximately 200 clinical investigators on an annual basis, translating clinical research ideas into successful protocols and results.

Major Services


Nursing Services

CRS nurses are highly trained researched nurses that administer patient care for research protocols, perform precise specimen collection, collect data, and document treatment. Learn more about CRS Nursing Services


Sample Processing Labs

Labs process, store, and ship clinical samples collected as part of a research study. Learn more about Sample Processing Laboratories


Body Composition and Exercise Laboratories

Exercise testing and body composition measurements (DXA) are offered in partnership with the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. Learn more about Body Composition and Exercise Laboratories


Neonatal Clinical Research Center (NCRC)

Study coordinators perform eligibility screening, consenting and follow-up with the families of participants. Learn more about the Neonatal Clinical Research Center (NCRC)