Clinical Trials Support Office

Clinical Researcher with Patient


The U-M COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan applies in its entirety to research. As public health conditions change, researchers should refer to the U-M COVID-19 Preparedness and Response plan to guide when changes to their current mitigation strategies are allowable. The policies apply to research in all settings, both on and off campus. 

CLICK HERE for information regarding Human Research Reactivation from the Clinical Trials Support Office, and visit the UMOR Research Re-engagement website for the latest updates. 

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Icon representing the CTSO Site ProfileThe 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 2021, over 66,511 patients participated in active clinical research studies at the CTSO. Of those studies that were open to enrollment, 41% were funded by industry, 15% funded nationally, 14% funded externally/peer-reviewed, and 17% were funded institutionally.

Icon of 3,234 CTSO supported studies
Icon representing 727 Principal Investigators
Icon representing 91,433 Study Subjects


Contact us at

Click here to provide feedback on your CTSO experience. 

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

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