Research Support Services

Georgetown University Medical Center provides its researchers with services and resources to support their work, including regulatory affairs, an accredited vivarium, sponsored research expertise, and clinical trial services. We encourage faculty to work with our Office of Technology Commercialization to protect intellectual property.

Each office listed here maintains policies in accordance with the guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health, government agencies, and best practices within the research community.

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Clinical Research Operations Office

The Clinical Research Operations Office provides patients with current information about ongoing clinical studies at GUMC, helps sponsors identify Georgetown investigators to participate in their research, and assists Georgetown researchers with study start-up and administration in pre- and post-award.

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Institutional Review Board

The IRB is responsible for the review and approval of all research involving human subjects, as well as scientific validity and ethical review.

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Office of Research Oversight

The Office of Research Oversight’s activities are primarily concentrated in the areas of conflict of interest; export controls; research misconduct; and responsible conduct of research.

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Office of Sponsored Research

The Office of Sponsored Research is responsible for reviewing grant and contract applications for compliance with sponsor and University policies, in cooperation with other University administrative offices.

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Office of Technology Commercialization

Office of Technology Commercialization manages Georgetown invention disclosures, patenting and licensing activities, copyright, agreements surrounding research activities, intellectual property agreements and assists University entrepreneurs in starting their own companies.

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Research Development Services

Research Development Services, GUMC’s pre-award sponsored research office, assists researchers and students with proposal development and submission for sponsored research opportunities across a variety of funding types.

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Environmental Health & Safety

The Environmental Health & Safety Department is primarily responsible for implementing, developing and maintaining environmental health and safety programs and performing various periodic inspections.

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Division of Comparative Medicine

The Division of Comparative Medicine oversees the Research Resource Facility, which supports animal research and teaching activities at Georgetown.

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Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee

The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee ensures the proper care and humane treatment of animals at Georgetown.

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