Learn how to request a CRC Core quote

Clinical Research Center Costs

The CRC Facility is a fee-for-service core and resources billed are subject to indirect costs. Investigator-initiated visits supporting sponsored studies (federal, foundation, etc.) should budget the subsidized CRC fees in your study budget. Industry-sponsored should budget the full rate. For additional information on VICTR subsidy availability, please contact the Scientific Review Committee Administration Team at 615-322-8629 or VICTR.Resource.Request@vumc.org.

CRC Core Services

The rates below apply to both the Adult CRC Facility and the Pediatric CRC Facility core services. Rates are billed based on time reserved in 1/2 hour increments on the unit with a minimum of one hour charged.

FY20 Hourly Rates (7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020)
Study Type Cost VICTR Subsidy Total
Industry sponsored $100 $0 $100
Investigator-initiated $35 $65 $100

For future planning, the Investigator-initiated cost is estimated to increase to $45/hr on July 1, 2020.

All quotes will be provided at the full $100/hr CRC rate regardless of subsidy. The subsidy should be requested through the VICTR Resource Request application and is subject to approval and funding.

Please note: all VUMC CORES pricing is provided for budgetary purposes. Vanderbilt Office of Research CORES rates are reviewed annually and subject to change. Investigators will be billed at the actual rates in effect at the time that the work is performed, and in accordance with the actual amount of work performed.

Obtain a CRC Core Quote

  1. Download the CRC Core Quote Request template
  2. Fill out quote request and email to CRCQuoteRequest@vumc.org and include you schedule of events for review.
  3. Quote request will include a box to inform us of the type of meal you will need for each visit. Outpatient VUH Boxed Meals or Inpatient VUH Trays are included in the standard price for these regular meals needed. Please keep in mind that Inpatient VUH Meals are delivered at 0800-1200-1700 and if you have needs for your participant to eat at other times due to protocol timing, then you will need to request VNDAC meals. VNDAC core can provide meals at any specific study time points as well as provide specialized nutrient control meals as required for the study protocol. VNDAC meals will require a quote from Heidi Silver, PH.D. at Diet, Body Composition, and Human Metabolism Core under Forms and Policies.
  4. Quote request will also include a box to list any medications needed from our electronic medication dispensing machine (AcuDose). These items are not included in the standard price and will need to be a part of your eStar billing plan to get the appropriate cost, however we do want to be aware of the need to be sure we stock the appropriate medications needed.
  5. Please Allow 7 business days to finalize your quote and then upload into your StarBRITE application.