Clinical Research Support Office

Enabling innovative, high-quality research is critical to fulfilling the mission of Stanford Children’s Health (SCH). The Clinical Research Support Office, under the direction of MCHRI, provides operational, informatics, regulatory, and other needed support for the execution of studies at SCH. The CRSO supports MCHRI strategic goals by addressing critical challenges in research infrastructure and developing solutions to enhance research collaboration between the School of Medicine and Stanford Children’s Health. 

CRSO serves as a resource for physician, nurse, and allied health researchers, as well as all hospital Departments and services lines to enable efficient and compliant conduct of maternal and pediatric clinical research.  The CRSO team is available to provide strategic direction, operational support, informatics solutions and other assistance for maternal and child health clinical research projects.

For general inquires, please email the CRSO at

You may also contact Alyson Falwell, MPH, Clinical Research Operations Manager, via email at


Clinical Research Informatics

Epic Access

Request Epic access for Stanford Children's Hospital research staff and research monitors, and Stanford Health Care research staff. Click here.

Research Data Request (STARR)

Request access to STARR, formerly STRIDE. For IRB approved studies, the data requests must be made to Research Informatics Center. Click here.

Other Resources and Services

Research Personnel & Services

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research (MCHRI) Institute provides a formal infrastructure for pediatrics research that enables, facilitates, and supports the clinical and translational research efforts of children's services at Stanford. Click here.

Research Billing

Before the start of your study, be sure to review it for any financial or billing implications. If your study has financial or billing implications, please connect with Packard Financial Services (PFS). Click here.

Research Lab Services

If the research requires lab services through the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, you must provide the IRB letter of approval, a completed clinical lab study protocol form, and detailed processing instructions prior to the start of the study set-up. Click here.

Quantitative Sciences Unit

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research (MCHRI) partners with the Quantitative Sciences Unit (QSU) in the Department of Medicine to provide comprehensive biostatistics and data management support for research that is directly related to maternal and child health. Click here.

Interpreter Services

Requests for translator or interpreter services must now go through Epic. Please review the new workflow processes for the services. Click here.

Clinical Research Operations Program 

The Clinical Research Operations Program (CROP) offers classes specific to clinical research involving human subjects. The goal of the program is to raise the quality of clinical research across Stanford and to enhance the career growth of our clinical research personnel. Click here.