The CTRC at Cedars-Sinai offers patients a chance to be part of research studies that can lead to medical breakthroughs, making a big difference in people's lives. We are committed to your safety and comfort. Whether you are in an inpatient or outpatient setting, our dedicated CTRC staff will ensure you receive optimal care in our state-of-the-art facilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have dedicated, highly skilled staff to provide education, care and comfort for all research participants. Depending on the research study, you may meet:
- Specially trained nurses with research certification
- A dietician (RD) with research certification
- Research coordinators with research certification
- Front office staff and other coordinators
The research coordinator who contacted you about the study will provide you with everything you need to know about your visit—from fasting, study preparation and length of stay, to maps, directions and parking. Please contact them for further details.
No, not all Cedars-Sinai research participants are seen at the CTRC. Please confirm with your research coordinator where your visit will take place.
Yes, you are welcome to bring a friend or family member with you. Visitors can wait in our waiting area or in the procedure room with you. We often have more than one research study being conducted, so please respect the privacy of your fellow research participants.
The best way to find out if your doctor conducts research at the CTRC is to contact your research coordinator.
Your visit length depends on the research protocol you have consented to and what is being done during your visit. Please contact your research coordinator for specific information.
Find Us Here
Locate us or contact us if you have questions or wish to learn more about the CTRC.
8723 Alden Drive, Room 280
Los Angeles, CA 90048