Clinical Trials Support Office

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Research leadership from across the University of Michigan campuses are working together to safely re-engage research in accordance with state regulations. Visit the CTSO's Human Research Reactivation website to learn the latest human subjects research reactivation information impacting studies supported by the CTSO, as well as how to get started on a COVID-19 research project.

For questions regarding Human Research Reactivation for CTSO-supported studies, email

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The Clinical Trials Support Office (CTSO) is the central hub for the seven trans-departmental Clinical Trials Support Units (CTSUs), providing enterprise-wide leadership, standards, policies, and a common infrastructure. All clinical research at Michigan Medicine that has a billing calendar is required to be supported by a CTSU, but some exceptions may apply. 

In our role as concierge for clinical research, we act as a liaison between Principal Investigators and study teams to other partners across the U-M involved in clinical research. CTSO team members, also support OnCore, our integrated and comprehensive clinical trials management system.

Easier and more timely navigation through the administrative processes of clinical research at Michigan Medicine is our goal. If you are a faculty or study team member, CLICK HERE to start the clinical research process, or connect with us at

>>Not sure if your study is a Clinical Trial? Click here to view the NIH definition of a Clinical Trial. 


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During Fiscal Year 2020, over 57,762 patients participated in active clinical research studies at the CTSO. Of those studies that were open to enrollment, 44% were funded by industry, 21% funded nationally, 14% funded externally/peer-reviewed, and 11% were funded institutionally.

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Contact us at

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MBNI Building, 205 Zina Pitcher Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

A list of CTSO-CTSU contacts are available in the Personnel Directory