The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) was established in 2006 and supports the clinical research in the AMC. The CRU aims to improve the quality of clinical research and ultimately, patient care.
The CRU operates according to the Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and in compliance with current regulatory requirements. Services cover:
- methodological and statistical support to improve the design, conduct, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of clinical research;
- methodological support to grant proposals within clinical research;
- quality control (monitoring) according to national and international regulatory requirements;
- data management, including randomization applications, web questionnaires and electronic Case Report Forms (eCRFs) development. CRU supports OpenClinica. This open source software allows researchers to build their own eCRF.