Delaware Clinical Research Unit (DCRU)
The Delaware Clinical Research Unit (DCRU) is an outpatient research facility for adults and children.
“Space-only” facility, managed by Research Building Management Services (RBMS).
DCRU is only available to investigators on a “space-only” basis, meaning that investigators must bring their own staff to assist with the protocols.
Existing budgets will be honored. The DCRU facility rate is $45.00 per hour and applies to new studies and/or "new arms" or extensions of existing studies that involve re-budgeting. Facility charges have not been finalized for all clinical research locations.
RBMS Clinic Coordinator: Manages the daily functional operations of DCRU, the facilities access, and equipment, to meet the needs of the study teams.
Scheduling: Study teams submit requests for service and schedule rooms through the CTR Portal scheduling system.
Staff and supplies: Investigators must bring their own staff and study supplies to assist with the protocols. Supply storage is available on-site and can be arranged through the Clinic Coordinator.
Oversight: Studies will be responsible for medical oversight of their studies.
Lab and equipment: The lab (centrifuges, pipettes, etc.) and EKG machine will be available for study teams to use. Research staff training on EKG/ECG will be facilitated.
Freezers: Short-term freezers will be available in the DCRU lab. Samples must be signed in and out.
Reception: Reception/check-in desk greets participants and informs study coordinators of their arrivial.
Parking: The parking process—including free parking for participants—can be requested through the CTR Portal and mananaged by the RBMS Clinic Coordinator.
- 10 exam rooms
- 1 pediatric exam room
- 4 consultation rooms
- 2 specialized rooms
- Specimen collection room
- Processing laboratory
- Large conference room for group classes or interventions
- Investigator/study staff work space
For tests of vascular structure (i.e., intima-media thickness, etc.) and function (flow-mediated dilation, compliance, etc.), heart rate variability, and exercise testing needs, please contact Dr. Don Dengel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-626-9701.
For the use of the Non-Invasive Neuromodulation Lab (NNL) and equipment , please contact Dr. Mo Chen, Manager, Non-invasive Neuromodulation Laboratory, MnDRIVE Brain Conditions, at email@example.com or 612-624-5220.
For the use of iDXA and PQCT equipment, please contact Cameron Naughton, Associate Director of the Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine at, firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-625-3623.