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 2014 are as follows:


2014 SAC Meeting Dates   CRC Application Due Date
January 9, 2014   December 6, 2013
March 6, 2014   February 3, 2014
May 1, 2014   April 1, 2014
July 10, 2014   June 6, 2014
September 4, 2014   August 4, 2014
November 6, 2014   October 6, 2014


CRC Application

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 Lisreina Toro at 832-824-1551 or ltoro@bcm.edu.