The Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI) – Center for Clinical Translational Research (CCTR) – Pediatric Clinical Research Center (PCRC) is a core resource within the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) Clinical Research Center Network.
The Pediatric Clinical Research Center (PCRC) at Seattle Children’s provides an environment and resources for the multidisciplinary conduct of clinical research in children less than 21 years of age. The facility enables the study of a broad spectrum of human pathophysiology and diseases as well as commonly encountered clinical disorders. In addition to providing outpatient services, PCRC nurses can conduct research activities in other hospital areas including inpatient units, ER, OR, and ambulatory clinics.
PCRC research nurses are trained in Good Clinical Practice for Research and are PALS-certified. A primary nurse, assigned to each study, serves as the main point of contact. The primary nurse also develops the CRC protocol notebook (the standard reference guide for implementing your study in the PCRC) and conducts the protocol implementation meeting (PIM).
We require Seattle Children’s IRB approval for all studies. All investigators must be a credentialed Seattle Children’s provider or collaborate with a credentialed investigator.
The PCRC has many active studies from a broad range of departments/specialties including: Anesthesiology, Adolescent Medicine, Cardiology, Craniofacial, Critical/intensive Care, Emergency, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics, Genetics & Developmental Medicine, Hematology/oncology, Infectious Disease/immunology/Rheumatology, Nephrology, Pulmonary, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Rehabilitation Medicine/Occupational Therapy/Prosthetics and Orthotics, General Surgery, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Human Health and Community Medicine-Epidemiology, Social Work.
The PCRC is located on the 8th floor of the Ambulatory Care Building (ACB) at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
|Facility Type||Total||Usage Notes|
|Dedicated outpatient exam rooms||8||All rooms have blood draw chairs, bed, Vital sign monitors, TV, VCR, DVD players|
|Sleep Study room||1||Includes video-taping equipment|
|Psychological and neuropsychological testing room||1||Includes video-taping equipment|
|Weights/Measurements Room||1||Stand up scale for wheelchair use, infant scales, Stadiometer, infant length boards, vital sign monitors, blanket warmer|
|Nourishment room||1||Provide snacks and drinks for research participants|
|Secured Medication room||1|
|Drop in Computer workstations for study teams||3||4 computers and telephones|
|Conference room||1||Seats 20, includes computer and overhead projector|
The PCRC Medical Assistant (MA) is trained to perform the following procedures.
The PCRC nurses are trained to perform the following procedures.
The Seattle Children’s Research Coordinator Core is a team of experienced clinical research staff available to collaborate with investigators and their research teams in all phases of clinical research. Staff possess expertise in protocol management, study implementation, and study coordination, and are well-versed in federal regulations, good clinical practice (GCP), and Seattle Children’s institutional requirements and policies.