Mission

The mission of the Office for Clinical Research (OCR) is to facilitate operational processes that support the efforts of the clinical research team in the timely initiation, management and completion of clinical trials at Emory.

OCR has grown significantly over the past five years in size, scope, and quality to more fully recognize its mission and be responsive to the needs of the Emory research community.  We continue to explore ways to continuously improve our processes as evidenced by our facilitation of the Clinical Research Value Stream Analysis focused on streamlining the clinical trial pre-award approval process while improving customer service, increasing investigator satisfaction, enhancing patient safety, and assuring compliance with institutional policies and federal regulations.  As the research landscape continues to evolve, OCR is uniquely positioned with experienced and dedicated staff with in-depth clinical research experience to adapt quickly to meet a broad range of institutional needs and bridge the chasm between patient safety, protocol adherence, regulatory compliance and optimization of the clinical trials process.

OCR Organizational Chart