The Clinical Research Administration facilitates and supports clinical research conducted at UCSD sites and Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego by the Department of Pediatrics faculty.
A Clinical Trial is defined as; the controlled, clinical testing in human subjects of investigational new drugs, devices, treatments, or diagnostics, or comparisons of approved drugs, devices, treatments, or diagnostics, to assess their safety, efficacy, benefits, costs, adverse reactions, and/or outcomes. Such studies may be conducted under an industry-developed protocol or an investigator-developed protocol.
In addition, a clinical trial is most often used in conjunction with obtaining new drug or device approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Although they can be designed with the sole purpose of collecting and analyzing data about an approved drug or device in order to contribute to medical knowledge about the treatment of a disease or medical conditions.
For Industry-Initiated Clinical Trials: Sponsor writes the protocol and pays all costs for study, click here.
CONDUCTING CLINICAL RESEARCH AT RADY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL-SAN DIEGO
At Rady Children’s, we initiate, assist, track, and support clinical research conducted at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego by the Department of Pediatrics faculty.
Ed Quigley, Research Administration Officer
Questions and requests regarding research at RCHSD can also be sent to research@RCHSD.org