Research Nurses

Price: Starts at $40,000/year

Research nurses balance standard of care and protocol-specific requirements in order to provide and ensure the highest level of care

University of Southern California (USC)
Goal: Access Outpatient Clinical Trials Unit
Phase: Conduct A Study

Service description

For studies that are administered through the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) at USC, registered clinical/research nurses are available on-site through the CTU. Research nurses and nurse practitioners balance standard of care and protocol-specific requirements in order to provide and ensure the highest level of care.

CTU research nurses are chemotherapy certified, and are prepared to manage acute side effects and adverse events as required by our institution. 

Benefits for users

  • Flexibility: Departments can utilize our registered clinical/research nurses and phlebotomists on a study-to-study basis at the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) at USC.
  • High quality: Our highly-qualified team of nurses are chemotherapy certified and are prepared to manage adverse events. They are uniquely trained to carry out research protocols with an emphasis on efficiency, research quality, and patient safety.


CTU nursing hourly rates and clinical time fees are dependent upon the type of sponsored project and level of staff support needed. Please review the most current CTU Chargemaster prior to developing your project budget.

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Contact information

Yolanda Gutierrez
Assistant Director for Clinical Research Operations


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NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.