Units and Services


The Research Office consists of units, services, offices and centers that provide services to faculty, students, and staff across the research life cycle. Our diversity of services, tools, and policies facilitate high-quality health research.

Senior Associate Dean for Research

Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Research (SADR)

Ruth O'Hara, PhD, Senior Associate Dean of Research

Cheryl Weissbart, Executive Assistant to Dr. Ruth O'Hara

Contact:  SADRmedicine@stanford.edu

Finance, Administration and Accounting

Finance, Administration and Accounting

Rajnesh Prasad, MBA, Spectrum Executive Director & Director of Finance and Administration

Contact:  Marilyn Dion, Administrative Coordinator at mdion@stanford.edu


Office of Clinical Research Quality

The Office of Clinical Research Quality (CRQ), facilitates clinical research regulatory compliance and contributes to school-wide quality and compliance improvement initiatives.

Contact: clinicalresearchquality@stanford.edu

Office of Community Engagment (OCE)

OCE's  mission is to be a national and international leader in developing innovative models of engagement, nurturing community partnerships, and designing and implementing rigorous projects that promote health equity for diverse populations.



Proposal Development Office 

School of Medicine Proposal Development Office assists medical school investigators coordinate and prepare grant applications for large multidisciplinary biomedical projects. It also helps early career scholars fund their first independent research projects.

Contact: proposaldevelopment_som@stanford.edu


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Clinical Research Management System

OnCore Enterprise is Stanford’s institution-wide clinical research management system. It helps Stanford investigators manage research operations, regulatory compliance, and the flow of study information.

Contact:  oncorerequest@lists.stanford.edu 


Clinical Research Units*

Clinical Research Units

Clinical Research Units (CRUs) are small teams of clinical research experts, embedded within divisions or departments, which provide systematic structure to engage faculty and staff in a communal effort and provide enhanced review and oversight of clinical research activities.   

Contact:  Peg Tsao, Manager, Workforce Development  at pegt@stanford.edu 

Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU)

CTRU is the institute’s largest, research focused, ambulatory care and laboratory services group offering both adult and pediatric bedside, phlebotomy, dietary, laboratory, and biobanking services across the research community.

Contact: ctru-notify@stanford.edu 


Conflict of Interest Review Program

The Conflict of Interest Review Program is responsible for reviewing faculty and clinician educator's financial disclosures of conflict of interest and commitment, that reasonably appear to be related to their research, as disclosed in the Outside Professional Activities Certification System (OPACS).

Contact:  Barbara Flynn, Director at bflynn@stanford.edu

Research Participation Team

The Research Office provides resources and tools to help Stanford research teams meet their participant engagement and retention goals, with a focus on engaging participants as partners in research.

Contact:  EngageParticipants@stanford.edu 

Research Informatics Center

Research Informatics Center offers a consultation service to Stanford University and Stanford University Medical Center researchers on topics related to clinical data access for research purposes.

Contact: https://med.stanford.edu/ric/contact.html

Scientific Service Centers

The Stanford University School of Medicine supports a number of shared research facilities housing specialized scientific instruments and services. These include 22 scientific service centers, which are open to all researchers in the University at predetermined fees.

Contact:  Bruce D. Koch, PhD, Senior Director at bkoch@stanford.edu

Stanford Biobank

The Stanford Biobank supports over 100+ faculty researchers with central resources for sample management and storage, while also helping advance Stanford into the next-generation of life science data solutions.

Contact:  https://med.stanford.edu/sbc/contact.html 

Stanford Program on Research Rigor and Reproducibility* (SPORR)

Stanford Program on Research Rigor & Reproducibility (SPORR)

SPORR is the Stanford University School of Medicine hub for promoting and implementing best practices in research reproducibility. By providing education, training, and resources in principles and tools that optimize efficiency, validity, and reproducibility, we aim to aid researchers in producing the finest quality research.

Contact:  sporr_inquiries@lists.stanford.edu

*Programs supported by the Stanford CTSA Award Number UL1TR003142 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS), a component of the National Institutes of Health.