KU Wichita Center for Clinical Research
1010 N. Kansas
Wichita, KS 67214
Interested in joining a clinical trial?
Welcome to the Center for Clinical Research (CCR) at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. We are pleased you want to learn about the work we do to benefit patients and practitioners in all areas of medicine. If you are a patient interested in participating in a clinical trial or a physician wishing to refer, please review the participant pages of our website and feel free to call us to discuss your interest. If you are a sponsor wishing to conduct a clinical trial with the CCR, please refer to the sponsor information section of the website. We look forward to providing the best service for our participants, referring providers and sponsors.
The Center for Clinical Research is dedicated to conducting trials in a safe, professional and respectful manner in order to contribute to the discovery of new treatments in all areas of medicine.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The Center for Clinical Research conducts clinical trials in order to further the knowledge of clinicians about disorders and potential treatments, so the best care can be determined for patients.
The most important task of the Center for Clinical Research is to monitor all research participants for safety throughout the entirety of their participation by performing lab tests, procedures and receiving feedback from participants.
We strive to deliver a pleasant experience for all participants enrolled in a clinical trial by interacting in a professional manner and treating all participants with respect.
INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS
Clinical trials are performed to test the safety and efficacy for investigational medications. All investigational medications must prove they are safe in the laboratory before being used on humans. Clinical trials are monitored by Institutional Review Boards (IRB) to protect the safety of all participants. The Center for Clinical Research currently does outpatient trials only.
Participating in research is different from getting standard medical care. The main purpose of research is to create new knowledge for the benefit of future patients and society in general. Research studies may or may not benefit the people who participate. Research is voluntary, and participants may change their mind at any time. There is no penalty if participants decide not to participate, or if they start the study and decide to stop early. Either way, it will not affect medical care or services provided to the participants. Some studies offer participant payments to help cover travel expenses. Payments are issued on a ClinCard, which is similar to a debit card.