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The University of Pennsylvania is a premier research institution and we are proud of the collaborations that we have developed with researchers, medical communities, and industry affiliates around the world. Our research faculty, in their pursuit of scientific advancement, is often interested in forming new collaborative relationships in order to create a mutually beneficial environment for scientific advancement.

Whether you are a researcher at another academic institution, a funding agency, or a pharmaceutical company, the Office of Clinical Research (OCR) is designed to assist you in navigating the research environment at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Office of Clinical Research (OCR) is your resource for identifying research collaboration opportunities, identifying investigators for research projects, and obtaining information about PENN Medicine.

Contact the OCR

Phone:  (215) 662-4616

Also visit us at: Clinical Research @ Penn



Data/ IT Information


Contracting and Finance

PSoM Education

Clinical Research Experience

Facilities Information





  • Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Cardiovascular Institute
  • Heart and Vascular Center 
  • Neurosurgery
  • Reproduction and Women’s Health                                                                                       Top

Clinical Trials Experience: 

  • # of Clinical Trials ~ 1300
  • # of PI s ~ 1,000
  • # of Phase I Trials~250
  • # of Phase II Trials ~ 520
  • # of Phase III Trials-~ 450
  • # of Phase IV~ 65 
  • # of Researches ~ 3,000
  • Publications in the last year — 1,967                                                                                        Top


  • Penn has 8 IRB boards (7 Biomedical, 1 Social Behavioral and 1 Executive Board Member)
  • Each board meets monthly, with executive board meetings as needed
  • Typical start up time from receipt of full board study to approval ~ 35 days
  • Amendment turn around time:
    • Full board ~ 20 days
    • Expedited ~ 2-3 days
  • Central IRB Review (maybe used for any)
    • Phase II as appropriate (maybe considered)
    • Phase III and IV                                                                                                             Top

Contracting and Finance:

  • 58 Existing Master Clinical Trial Agreements
  • 416 Clinical Research CDAs executed in FY2015

* In order for Penn faculty to conduct industry sponsored research (including investigator initiated industry funded research) at the University of Pennsylvania, the required indirect (F&A) rate is 35%


Facilities Information:

  • Dedicated inpatient and outpatient research space
  • Clinical and Translational Science Award Recipient
    • Center for Human Phenomic Science (CHPS)
    • Investigational Drug Services (IDS)
    • Research Nurse Core (RNC)
  • State of the art imaging services
  • Precision Medicine
  • Biobanking
  • Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility (CVPF)
    • GMP accredited facility supporting INDs in cell and gene therapy
  • Penn Genomic Analysis Core
    • Consolidated genomic services including:
      • Molecular Profiling
      • Sequencing
      • Target Vector Construction
  • Stem Cell and Xenograft Core                                                                                                      Top

Data/ IT Information:

  • Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS)- Velos
  • Document Management System (DMS)- Veeva Vault 
  • Electronic Medical Record System (EMR)-PennChart (EPIC)
  • Electronic Data Capture System (EDC)- Oracle Clinical RDC, Velos, RedCap
  • Recruitment IT Platforms- iConnect and Emerging Med
  • Feasibility/Cohort Identification Tools
    • PennOmics
    • Penn DataStore
    • Oracle HSN
    • TriNetX                                                                                                                          Top

Perelman School of Medicine Education:

  • Top 5 Nationally Ranked Medical School, Graduate Medical Education, Medical Scientist Training Program and Graduate Training Programs
    • Over 2,000 full-time faculty members
    • 791 medical students
    • More than 1,100 residents and fellows
    • 621 PhD students
    • 184 MD-PhD students,
    • 309 masters students
    • 768 post-doctoral fellows                                                                                               Top