Resources & Facilities

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Clinical Research Center


# of Researchers Served Since 2007


Average Savings for Study Teams


Clinical Trial Volunteers Since 1998


CRC-Exclusive Services

The ITM’s Clinical Research Center (CRC) is your one-stop-shop for doing your study – at a fraction of the cost of doing it elsewhere. The CRC offers expert research nursing support to do the work, a lab for fast specimen processing, specialized imaging equipment and other tools, as well as a metabolic kitchen that can whip up meals measured down to the required calorie or carbohydrate for your participants. It has served university and industry-sponsored clinical trials for nearly 60 years, and our staff is drop-in friendly to discuss your project at any time. Contact Sonya Redmond-Head, Career Award Program Administrator at for more information.

CRC Offerings Include
  • Sample Processing for Microbiome Analysis
  • Clamp Procedure
  • DEXA Scanner
  • Core Laboratory Analysis Services
  • Mixed Meal Tolerance
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Capacities (12 rooms)
Hear It From Them
When I was interviewing for faculty jobs, the CRC was one of the things that UChicago could offer that other places did not have worked out as well. None of our work could be done without a CRC. We need the nutrition component and we need the technical expertise of the nursing staff.
Anna Zisman, MD
Success Stories
Core Subsidies


Dollars the ITM Has Given Investigators to Use Core Facilities


Investigators the ITM has Funded for Core Subsidies


Maximum Amount Given to Each Investigator Per Project


In Awards Given Each Year

Need help designing your study? To store tissue samples? A high-powered microscope for your research?

No need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars you don’t have on equipment, infrastructure, and manpower. The University of Chicago Core Facilities offer you a centralized location for specialized equipment – plus the experienced staff to make the magic happen at a fraction of the cost of doing it yourself.

And the ITM wants to help you take advantage of their resources, awarding up to $5,000 to offset any costs associated with using one of UChicago’s Core Facilities. Applicants are eligible for one award per year.

Scroll through the facilities to see which can best help you with your research, then apply for ITM funding here.

Hear It From Them
A grant I received from the ITM to help cover HIRO expenses has been instrumental in making my lung cancer project feasible. HIRO made the imaging process smooth and efficient, and they quickly removed patient information from the study’s CT scans to make sure they weren’t identifiable.
Mark Ferguson, MD
ITM UChicago Facilities
Big Data and Bioinformatics

The ITM is proud to support the University of Chicago Center for Research Informatics (CRI) led by our ITM’s Informatics Core Leader, Samuel Volchenboum, MD, PhD. CRI services are eligible for ITM Core Subsidy Award support.

The Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) resource offers researchers a one-stop-shop and automated tools to collect data, create standardized surveys, and export data to statistical software packages. The ITM partners with the CRI to give you free access to REDCap, as well as free expert consulting and training to help you make the most of this web-based platform that’s already used by more than 693,000 researchers worldwide. Get started.


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Custom Platform Creation
The CRI Applications Development team builds custom applications for researchers tailored to their projects’ needs. They work on projects at every level of scale and complexity, from Laboratory Information Management Systems to multi-institutional research data networks. Have a great idea but don’t know how to build it?
Get started.
Clinical Research Data Warehouse
The Clinical Research Data Warehouse (CRDW) holds University of Chicago medical data from 2006 to the present, and it’s one of the deepest and most research-ready data repositories of its kind. The CRDW team brings together data from a variety of sources – including Epic electronic medical records, Centricity billing, patient registries, and REDCap – to curate powerful datasets for research. Get started.