Clinical Research Office

Director: Colleen Fitzgerald, MD

Mission Statement

Our mission is to strengthen Loyola clinical research by providing infrastructure, services, and mentorship that can assist new and established investigators through every stage of the research process, from grant submission and protocol development through data collection, analysis, and publication. 


CRO services include biostatistics, a biorepository for specimen processing and storage, sponsored clinical research support, and regulatory help with IRB submission and other compliance measures.

Please fill out this survey to request CRO services:  


The CRO recommends Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) for research data collection and management. 

Most clinical research studies should use our internal REDCap site for data collection.  Databases that feature collection of protected health information, such as retrospective chart reviews and prospective trial case report forms, should be created and maintained on this internal site.  Please contact Joe Koral to request access.

The external REDCap site may only be used for specific project types, which include: multi-center studies, projects that require external participants to complete surveys, or studies that require e-Consent.  The principal investigator for the study may complete the External REDCap Request Form here: