Research Finance

A Coverage Analysis Review (CAR) is required for all clinical research studies (device and drug) in which tests, procedures and interventions associated with a clinical trial can potentially be billed to third party payors, or when research procedures are paid for by sponsors.

OCR Finance can assist with any billing discrepancies including any professional or hospital charge(s) erroneously billed to the patient’s personal family account (i.e., insurance company).  Send a copy of the patient’s bill to OCR Finance at for immediate resolution.

OCR Finance offers a range of services to assist investigators and research personnel with the pre-award submission process and the post-award management of industry-funded clinical trials.

This page provides information related to the financial management of an active clinical research study.

The University of Pennsylvania accepts payments for sponsored projects in the form of checks or electronic fund transfers via ACH or wire.