Research at the Children’s Hospital is a critical tool for continuously improving the safety and quality medical care that we provide to our pediatric patients.

Who we are

The mission of the Pediatric Clinical Research Office is to enhance, foster and promote organized clinical research within the Penn State Health Children's Hospital.

By stimulating clinical research, the Pediatric Clinical Research Office will help Penn State Health meet its goals of patient care, teaching, service and research.

Our office is active in Penn State University investigator-initiated research through collaborations between faculty, our office and its research staff. We help investigators initiate new studies and provides recruitment, consent writing, regulatory, budgetary and data collection assistance where needed. This help may also include administrative, procedural, and case report documentation.

Help is also provided to investigators with industry-sponsored clinical trials. We promote investigator initiated research within central Pennsylvania, trains our staff to promote quality research within Penn State Health and provide guidance on the adoption of "Good Clinical Practices”.

All of your research needs can be found in one place. We support both basic and clinical science, helping researchers in the Department of Pediatrics with research related tasks that include:

  • Start-up
  • Research coordinator support
  • Registry support
  • Study finance management
  • Grant submission
  • Developing grant budgets
  • Editing grants and manuscripts
  • Biosketches
  • Project development
  • Funding searches
  • REDCap database solutions
  • IRB support
  • Project management