ITS Clinical Research Center (CRC)

About Us

The ITS Clinical Research Center (CRC) is part of a national network of NIH-supported centers usually located within academic medical centers. The primary mission of the CRC is to provide a research infrastructure for clinical investigators with grant support from NIH or other Federal agencies. The CRC is equipped to handle many types of studies involving human subjects. It accords highest priority to studies that are sponsored by NIH. Studies that are supported by other external funding or from investigators proposing to obtain funding in the future (pilot studies) are also highly valued.


The ITS CRC provides:


To contact us:

John Sealy Hospital
5th floor, A & B unit
Route 0264
Voice: 409-772-1950 (Fax: 409-772-8097)


Investigators who have research project funding from NIH and other peer-reviewed sources (e.g. DHHS agencies, research foundations and societies and industry) may use the CRC. Because we support a broad spectrum of patient-oriented scientific inquiry, researchers who use the CRC can benefit from collaborative, multidisciplinary research opportunities. We also support industry sponsored clinical trials.

The Main CRC is located on the 5th floor of John Sealy Towers. Here we are easily accessible to investigators and research subjects. The CRC has inpatient and outpatient rooms, administrative offices, Metabolic Kitchen, Core Laboratory, Special Procedures Room, support rooms, Informatics Core offices, private dining and waiting rooms, and two conference rooms for CRC staff meetings.Please visit our virtual tour.


The CRC also has a satellite unit, the Flight Analog Research Unit (FARU) funded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) via a supplement to the CTSA from NCATS (need to insert link to FARU website). The FARU is located in Research Building 6 on the 6th floor South. It is a 10-bed inpatient unit specific to the conduct of NASA bedrest studies. Bedrest is an analogue to microgravity, which casues physiologic changes in astronauts during space flight.