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Clinical Study Management Services

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The Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute at Akron Children’s Hospital provides a centralized approach to meeting the needs of clinical study sponsors. As a clinical study site since 2000, we have met diverse needs of the medical research community, including those of the NIH, foundations, pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, and investigator-sponsored trials.

Our range of expertise encompasses all major drug development and approval study models, from Phase 1 to Phase 4 trials as well as post-marketing surveillance studies. We have in-depth experience complying with federal and state regulations for human subject research protection.

Our full-time staff serves inpatient and outpatient populations and includes regulatory experts, study coordinators, research nurses, bioinformatic and biostatistical support. We are committed to coordinating every aspect of research site support.

Integrated study management services

We offer study sponsors seamlessly integrated clinical research management capabilities:

  • Study design and protocol development
  • Budgeting and contract negotiation
  • IRB submission and correspondence
  • Regulatory consulting
  • Patient enrollment
  • Electronic case report forms
  • Chart review and data extraction
  • Paper and electronic case report form completion
  • Q & A regulatory compliance
  • Pharmacy and laboratory capabilities
  • Database and biostatistics expertise
  • Researcher support

Access to a broad, diverse patient population

  • Akron Children’s Hospital is northeast Ohio’s largest pediatric healthcare provider, and ranks as one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, according to Modern Healthcare.
  • Akron Children’s cares for infants, children and teens, as well as burn victims of all ages and adults with congenital, genetic and maternal/fetal conditions.
  • Akron Children’s draws patients throughout northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania, as well as from across the country. 
  • Akron Children’s is an integrated healthcare system with two pediatric hospitals, 20 primary care offices, and more than 60 other specialty care locations. Our medical staff comprises approximately 740 pediatric providers.
  • Akron Children’s Hospital in downtown Akron has 253 beds and our Mahoning Valley hospital in Boardman has 50 beds.

Contact Us

If you would like to discuss your clinical study research needs, contact us at 330-543-3193 or, or click here for more ways to contact us.

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