Welcome to The Office of Clinical Research (OCR) and
The Center of Research Excellence (CORE)

The Office of Clinical Research (OCR) is a centralized clinical research enterprise within Tampa General Hospital (TGH). TGH is the only Level I Trauma Center in the Tampa Bay region. Additionally, TGH is one of the top organ transplant centers in the country and it’s recognized nationally as a comprehensive stroke center. Affiliated with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, TGH is the region’s first and largest teaching hospital. TGH is distinguished for transplant, cardiovascular, internal medicine, orthopedic, obstetrics, urology, endocrinology, and pediatric research, and cancer, parathyroid and thyroid, and trauma research are growing to prominence.

Services Offered


  • Submissions to centralized institutional review boards
  • Credentialing
  • Document retention


  • Randomization
  • Investigational drug maintenance and storage
  • Drug dispensation


Internal compliance is overseen by the Office of Research Compliance.


  • Coverage analysis
  • Budget development
  • Financial management
  • Billing
  • Contracts

Clinical Services: Center of Research Excellence

  • Pre-site selection facilitation
  • Site initiation visits
  • Research coordination
  • Study coordination services from site initiation to close-out visit. Coordinator services include recruitment, screening, subject enrollment, study visits/procedures, packaging, and shipping, source documentation, case report form completion, and long-term record storage.
  • Research activities/study visits (case report forms, physical exams, labs, etc.)
  • Specimen banking and shipment
  • Serious/ adverse events reporting and tracking
  • Investigational drug services (randomization, maintenance, drug storage, dispensation)
  • Dedicated outpatient facilities include fully equipped exam rooms for extended outpatient visits/IV infusions.
  • Our clinical research team consists of research nurses, research coordinators, research specialists and research assistants who work with the research participants!

Additional Support:

  • Risk and feasibility analysis
  • Grant application
  • Budget development
  • Protocol development
  • Biostatistical support
  • Manuscript editing