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 2016 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.


2016 SAC Meeting Dates   CRC Application Due Date
January 21, 2016   December 17, 2015
March 17, 2016   February 18, 2016
May 19, 2016   April 21, 2016
July 21, 2016   June 23, 2016
September 15, 2016   August 18, 2016
November 17, 2016   October 20, 2016


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.