There are many resources available for the comfort and care of study participants in the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). Both researchers and subjects can expect care, attention, and state-of-the-art services for the duration of their time at the CRU.


Our facility provides private rooms, including quiet spaces for interviews. Telemetry monitoring is available for subjects. For participant comfort, we have private televisions and wifi access.  


The nursing team of the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) has expertise in all aspects of research nursing and clinical care. Our staff includes nurse practitioners (NPs), nurses, and medical technicians who have extensive experience in research-related nursing services. NPs are able to assist with study-related medical evaluations of research participants, such as physical examinations.

Nursing services include:

  • Outpatient care
  • Performing physical examinations
  • Administering study medications
  • Specimen sampling and processing
  • Monitoring
  • Performing electrocardiograms
  • Others related participant care duties

Our nursing team is also available to assist in reviewing of order forms, flow sheets, specific materials, and procedures to ensure that all of the elements are in place to safely and effectively proceed with studies.

Sample Processing and Storage

Research nurses and medical technicians usually perform specimen processing and temporary specimen storage.

Overview of Using the CRU

The Introduction to the Clinical Research Unit reviews the resources available and procedures for using the CRU.