Pediatrics Research Guide

Facilities and Resources


John Whitin PhD

Director of Laboratory Research Development


Pediatrics Shared Equipment (Link to Google Sheet)

Stanford Core Research Facilities: The Stanford School of Medicine supports a number of shared research facilities housing specialized scientific instruments and services. These include 20 scientific Service Centers, which are open to all researchers in the University.

Pre-Award Resources

Research Management Group (RMG): Stanford School of Medicine’s institutional official for proposal submission and award acceptance ensures compliance with federal regulations, sponsor requirements, and University policies.

Office of Sponsored Research (OSR): Negotiates contracts for the School of Medicine. The Contracts team handles subcontracts (agreements from other institutions), subawards (agreements from Stanford to another institution) and clinical trials. 

Quantitative Sciences Unit (QSU): Provides expertise in biostatistics and informatics, mentors and educates investigators in research methods. MCHRI members and trainees may request free collaboration and consultation for their research projects related to maternal and child health from the QSU (click here to submit a request to the QSU).  

Institutional Facts: Find Stanford facts that must be entered in all proposals. 


Research Related Resources

Center for Innovative Study Design (CISD): Focuses on methodological research for innovative clinical trial design to enable translational medicine. 

Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU): Stanford’s ambulatory and laboratory services research center provides multi-disciplinary clinical and translational research support to accelerate novel bedside diagnostics and treatments. CTRU is capable of offering both adult and pediatric bedside, phlebotomy, dietary, laboratory, and biobanking services. 

DoResearch: Supported by the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, provides Stanford resources for managing research and scholarly inquiry. 

Human Subjects Research and IRB: Forms and templates for Human-involved research studies. Determination of Human Subjects Research Form.

Industrial Contacts Office (ICO): Negotiates and signs agreements on behalf of the University, if your research involves interactions with, or funding from, industry, or if you need research materials from labs outside Stanford.

Laboratory Animal Care (APLAC): Forms and templates for Animal-involved research studies.

Lane Medical Library: Enable biomedical discovery by connecting people with knowledge. 

MCHRI Clinical Research Support Office (CTSO): Enables innovative, high-quality research to fulfill the mission of Stanford Children’s Health (SCH), by providing operational, informatics, regulatory, and other needed support. 

Office of STEM Outreach (OSO): Encourages and assists Stanford faculty and students to engage in science outreach targeted at our nation's youth, school teachers, and general public.

Office of Technology Licensing (OTL): Evaluates invention disclosures for commercial possibilities, and when possible license them to industry. If the inventions are successfully licensed, cash royalties collected by OTL provide funding to the inventors' departments and schools, as well as personal shares for the inventors themselves.

Spectrum: The Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education aims to catalyze the development of training, services, methods, and process innovations that lead to a more efficient translation of biomedical discoveries into interventions that improve health.

Stanford Biobank: Supports researchers with central resources for sample management and storage, while also helping advance Stanford into the next-generation of life science data solutions.

Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics: Interdisciplinary hub for research, teaching, and service on topics in bioethics and medical humanities. Pioneering new approaches to studying the ethical issues presented by new technologies in biomedicine.

Stanford University Occupational Health Center (SUOHC): Established to care for the occupational health needs of Stanford University faculty and staff. 

Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO): Oversees the protection of human participants in research and overseeing scientific and ethical considerations for human stem cell research.

Quality Improvement Program: Facilitates clinical research regulatory compliance by developing operating procedures, policies, and best practices within the School of Medicine; tracking FDA, GCP, and compliance; and educating and training researchers. 

Need help preparing grants?

Pediatrics Research Development Office offers free experienced grant writing and pre-award strategic planning 

Grant Writing Academy for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Route To Getting Grants (R2G2) for Junior Faculty

Office of Faculty Development an Diversity (OFDD)