Office of Clinical Research

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UT Southwestern seeks to harness the ground breaking discoveries in basic research to improve the health and well-being of the population of the DFW area and beyond. As a premier academic medical center with faculty having deep expertise in clinical care and clinical research across a wide array of disease states in patients of all ages, UT Southwestern provides opportunities for research participants and investigators at the UT Southwestern hospitals and clinics and at our affiliates Children’s Health Systems of Texas (CHST) and Parkland Health Hospital Systems (PHHS). The Office of Clinical Research (OCR) at UT Southwestern provides the infrastructure to support and promote clinical research, helping UT Southwestern advance the future of medicine.

Goals of OCR

  • Strengthen the institutional infrastructure and address the operational impediments to the conduct of clinical research through team building.
  • Create high functioning matrix organizations to address different research-related challenges.
  • Strengthen communication between UT Southwestern and its affiliates.
  • Strengthen connections between investigators, community practitioners and the lay public, with community health clinics, and with community stakeholders throughout DFW.
  • Expand clinical trial and clinical research activities at UT Southwestern.
  • Educate and empower the various members of the clinical research teams.
  • Promote collaborations with practitioners at Texas Health Resources, at other academic institutions, and with industry sponsors.

The OCR works closely with Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA), Academic Information Systems (AIS), UT Southwestern Investigational Review Board, and the Offices of Research Administration at PHHS and CHST.

Join a Research Study

Find the Right Clinical Trial. For You. For a Loved One.
StudyFinder is an online tool for volunteers looking to join a research study at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Users can search studies that are recruiting participants by specific medical conditions or by typing in terms to find studies that match their needs.

IND/IDE Regulatory Support Office

The IND/IDE Regulatory Support Office can provide assistance in the submission of IND and IDE applications to the FDA. The FDA has a new submission portal for all research INDs and IDEs. The NextGen portal is to be used for submissions in digital file format. All submissions to the FDA from UT Southwestern will be handled by the IND/IDE Regulatory Support Office. Please Ganapathy Varadarja to set up an Investigator account.

Regulatory Support Contacts:
Phone: 214-648-0306

Embedded in OCR

Office of Clinical Research Personnel  
Office of Clinical Trial Management  
Clinical Research Unit  
Investigational Drug Services  
Office of Community Engagement, Participant Recruitment, & Retention