New CTSO recharge rates will go into effect for all studies using the M-CTSU and/or the Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) after August 1, 2021. These rates will be included in any budgets that have not yet been finalized.
Recharge rates for O-CTSU remain unchanged. For a current list of O-CTSU fees, contact Kate Hoffmann, O-CTSU Finance Director.
M-CTSU Recharge Rates
M-CTSU rates reflect the administrative costs of providing researchers with financial support and portfolio coordination and have been reviewed and approved by the University's Financial Analysis Office. No changes have been made to CTSU study coordinator rates. For more details and a complete description of MCRU services, click here.
M-CTSU Financial Support & Portfolio Coordination Startup - $5,500 charged when the PAN is issued (consistent with current practices
M-CTSU Financial Support & Portfolio Coordination Monthly Maintenance - $155/month charged monthly, starting the month after the startup fee is invoiced until the final invoice is sent
M-CTSU Financial Support & Portfolio Coordination Closeout - $500 charged following submission of the final invoice
The fees described above will be charged to the amount negotiated with the sponsor and detailed on the internal budget.
MCRU Recharge Rates
The MCRU rates below reflect the clinical and administrative costs of providing MCRU services to researchers and their study teams and have been reviewed and approved by the University's Financial Analysis Office.
Study Startup Fee - $1,000 per study
One-time Initiation Fee
CLINIC SERVICES (Do not include lab services)
Infusions - $120 per hour (3-hour minimum)
RN administration of infusion and pre- and post-infusion monitoring
Basic Clinic Visit - $25 per visit
Scheduling, Room Fee, Space
Moderate Clinic Visit - $80 per visit
Basic Visit + Vitals, EKG, Blood Draws
Complex Clinic Visit - $160 per visit
Moderate Visit + Oral Medication Administration, Injection Administration of Biologics/Investigational Products by MCRU Staff (Non-Infusion)
MCRU2U - $115 per trip
Staff available to collect blood and urine samples and perform EKGs within the hospital campus
Extended Stay - $80 per hour
Clinic Visit - After 5:00 PM or Prior to 7:00 AM, during the week. CVC location only
MCRU will accommodate overnight, weekend, and after-hours visits with two weeks' advance notice, extended visit rates apply. Visits that are requested less than two weeks in advance will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Labs: Staff Processing Samples - $50 per sample set
1 sample set = 1 or more tubes of blood from 1 blood draw from 1 subject that requires centrifugation, aliquoting, and freezing
Labs: Batch Distribution - $49 per batch
Short-term Storage and Shipping
Labs: PBMC - $125.60 per sample set
1 sample set = 1 or more tubes of blood from 1 blood draw from 1 subject that requires density gradient centrifugation, aliquoting, and freezing
Changes to M-CTSU and MCRU rates reflect the CTSOs commitment to support our faculty and clinical research enterprise, and our continued effort to improve efficiency by adjusting the cost of our services based on effort reporting data and business models. For questions regarding M-CTSU fees, contact Tracey Naylor, Associate Director of Finance, at email@example.com. For questions regarding MCRU fees, contact MCRU-Support@med.umich.edu.