Clinical Research Center (CRC)

The Clinical Research Center (CRC) provides a clinical research infrastructure for investigators who want to conduct patient-oriented clinical research at Texas Children’s Hospital. The facility is located on the 7th Floor of the Abercrombie Building. The CRC admits adults as well as children to the unit and provides coverage 24 hours a day. The facility consists of outpatient clinical research space, three inpatient/swing research rooms, five clinical bed spaces, a room for patient interviews and consultations, a sample preparation laboratory, blood draw room, waiting area, playroom and kitchen.

The CRC offers use of its facilities and resources for clinical studies that have been approved by the BCM IRB and the CRC Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC).  A CRC application is required and must be submitted electronically using the link below. Meeting dates and CRC Application submission deadlines for 2015 are as follows. The principal investigator and/or co-investigator must be present at the protocol's assigned review meeting to provide a short verbal summary of the protocol and respond to any committee questions.


2015 SAC Meeting Dates   CRC Application Due Date
January 15, 2015   December 12, 2014
March 5, 2015   February 6, 2015
May 7, 2015   April 7, 2015
July 9, 2015   June 9, 2015
September 3, 2015   August 4, 2015
November 5, 2015   October 5, 2015


CRC Application


CRC Protocols and SOPs

CRC Contact Information

  Clinical Research Center
Texas Children's Hospital
Abercrombie 7N, 6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030

(832) 824-3715


For immediate assistance with the CRC application, please contact Ann McMeans at 713-798-0397 or amcmeans@bcm.edu.