ECDOI Clinical Research Core

Clinical research is a major focus of ECDOI. For faculty, we understand working with human patients and adhering to all the requirements is a daunting task. To lower this barrier to starting up a clinical project, we have set up a system with our dedicated staff to assist you. If you are interested in a new project or just want to collect some preliminary data, they can help you get started.

The image depicts two men, one laying down on a bed and the other standing. The standing man is testing what appears to be a medical device on the man who is laying on the bed.

  • Ensuring compliance with recruiting, evaluating, and instructing clinical research volunteers including all facets of informed consent
  • Developing IRB protocols, applications, and amendments
  • Assisting preparation of grant budgets
  • Ensuring research projects adhere to all HIPAA regulations
  • Coordinating subject recruitment, scheduling, and execution of clinical trials
  • Oversight of tissue and blood collection, processing, and analysis

Beyond preliminary consultations or hourly procedures, investigators can buy out a percentage of their time to complete a study. Currently, about 40% of their time has been bought out by ECDOI investigators.


You will not need to worry about purchasing most clinical supplies upfront for a new or ongoing study. All common supplies will be stocked. All users of the facility are required to schedule time and procedures on the BookIt Lab site; more info is below. PIs/Labs will be billed each month by procedure to recover the cost of supplies. For small and/or pilot projects, assistance with tissue and blood collection by ECDOI staff is available at an hourly rate. Our goal is to make it easier to get started on a project, maximize the resources available, and provide a fair and easy-to-use system to cover the cost of clinical supplies and services.

For general questions or information about BookIt Lab, please contact ECDOI. For more details on the services offered and supplies, please contact Angela and Patty.

We keep supplies in stock for a variety of procedures listed below, so you don’t have to buy in bulk every time. This list will continue to expand over time.

ProcedureCost of Supplies (per patient)Procedure Time (hours)BookIT Reservation Rate (per hour)
Blood Draw$3.100.5$6.2
IV Placement with Blood Draw$6.720.5$13.44
Muscle Biopsy$23.751$23.75
Adipose Tissue Biopsy$12.941$12.94
12 Lead Exercise EKG Testing$18.251$18.25
Resting EKG Testing$7.650.5$15.30

*All supplies will be kept in stock
**Cost does not include nurse or technical
***Reservation rate is for billing purposes. Book each procedure for the specified time per patient.

12 lead exercise EKG Interpretation$30.00
Resting EKG Interpretation$10.00
StaffRate (per hour)

BookitLab Equipment Link