Clinical Research Units (CRUs)

The Clinical Research Units (CRUs) provide resources at 3 locations throughout the medical campuses–Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and the 301 Building on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical campus.

The CRUs are the safest, most efficient way to perform clinical and translational research and offer an indispensable resource that is widely used and required by our NIH funded investigators. Through protocol review, investigator mentoring, trained nursing staff, protocols performed on the CRUs are planned, vetted, monitored and performed under a similar safety standard to clinical care. All protocols are reviewed for scientific rigor, appropriateness of resources and for patient safety by the IRB and CRU review mechanisms. The CRUs are available for investigators needing outpatient, inpatient, adult, pediatric, or neurological services.


View the slides from our July 15, 2021 Presentation at the Third Thursdays with the ICTR Lecture.