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Clinical Research Opportunities for Physicians


The Yale School of Medicine has an expanding clinical research program with hundreds of clinical research trials across a wide variety of disease areas.  Our robust infrastructure affords multiple opportunities for physicians unaffiliated with Yale (as well as those who are) to get involved in clinical research.  Whether you want to simply refer patients to research studies or be a PI of your own study, Yale’s Center for Clinical Investigation has the resources to guide you every step of the way, with support provided at no cost.

No Special Training Is Needed

If you are a referring physician, you have already received the training you need to carry out this role. If you would like to serve as a screening and recruitment site, sub-investigator and trial site or PI, YCCI provides online and face to face training opportunities for human subjects protection and Good Clinical Practice.  These online or in-person training sessions are designed to conveniently meet your needs and are provided at no cost.

How YCCI Can Support Your Clinical Research

As a community physician, you have full access to YCCI’s comprehensive services and expertise to facilitate clinical research.  YCCI supports all aspects of clinical research, including:

  • Study Initiation: Study design, grants and contracts; IRB approval
  • Conducting Research: Protocol development, support staff, study marketing and recruitment, biospecimen management
  • Finance: Budget preparation, invoicing, payment of research subjects
  • Regulatory Support: Data and safety monitoring., preparation for FDA audits

Yale also oversees OnCore, Yale’s electronic research management system.  OnCore reduces the administrative burden on investigators by providing seamless integration of all components of clinical research, including subject administration, calendar and financials functionality, quality assurance monitoring, pre-screening of subjects, and case report forms.  OnCare is integrated with Epic to allow investigators to access clinical data to support their research.

If you are interesting in incorporating clinical research into your practice, we are here to help.

Contact Kelly Anastasio, Associate Director of Clinical Trial Resources at 203/737-6846 (

To view a full listing of available studies and learn more about clinical research at Yale, visit