The goal of the Emergency Care Research Core (ECRC) is to provide a centralized infrastructure to support investigators conducting clinical or translational research in the area of emergency care. Many challenges exist in efficiently conducting research in emergency care including the unpredictable nature of acute illness and injury, time-dependent diagnoses and interventions, and the unique emergency environment. By offering resources ranging from consultation on project design to recruitment and enrollment of study patients, the ECRC will enhance the ability of individual investigators across medical disciplines to conduct studies in emergency care. Special areas on interest and expertise of the ECRC include:
- Acute illness and exacerbation of chronic illness
- Acute injury
- Acute diagnostics and evidence-based algorithms in diagnostic strategies
- Interventional clinical trials requiring time-sensitive interventions
- Pre- and post-hospital coordination of care
- Patient safety and quality in emergency diagnosis and treatment
- Underserved populations
The ECRC offers multiple services tailored to the needs of the individual clinical investigation. Visit Emergency Care Research Core: Core Services for a listing of the current services available.
Service available to Washington University only.
Priority service for No distinctions.
- Feasibility Analysis – The ECRC offers consultation services as well as IT resources regarding the feasibility of the proposed research and execution in the emergency environment.
- Recruitment Services – The ECRC provides electronic or personnel resources to optimize study patient identification.
- Enrollment Services – The ECRC provides electronic or personnel resources to optimize study patient identification.
Please contact this core directly for pricing information.
Department of Emergency Medicine