Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Clinical Research Shared Resource Core

The Clinical Research Shared Resource (CRSS) Core provides central management and oversight of the coordination, facilitation and reporting of VCU Massey Cancer Center's clinical trials, and also offers support for quality assurance mechanisms. This shared resource coordinates closely with the Biostatistics Shared Resource Core, Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee, Data and Safety Monitoring Board, Cancer Informatics Core and Administration Shared Resource.

The Clinical Research Shared Resource Core has four components:

  • Director
  • Clinical Trials Office
  • 10 research teams (nine discipline-oriented and one geographic)
  • Database management

These components assist investigators by providing the following services:

  • Development and management of sponsor relations (grants, contracts, compliance)
  • Compliance with internal and external regulatory authorities (PRMC, IRB, NIH, CTEP, FDA, etc.)
  • Communications
  • Continuing education with regard to evolving practice and regulatory standards in clinical research
  • Research nursing and data management oversight
  • Protocol-specific research nursing and data management
  • Development and maintenance of databases for clinical research (a collaborative effort with the Cancer Research Informatics and Services Core, the Biostatistics Shared Resource Core and Administration and Business Services) y


All publications that include results, services or products generated by the VCU Massey Cancer Center Shared Resources must include the following acknowledgement in the manuscript:

"Services in support of the research project were provided by the VCU Clinical Research Shared Resource, supported, in part, with the funding from NIH-NCI Cancer Center Support Grant 5 P30 CA016059."

PubMed Central (PMC) ID numbers are required for those publications that use CCSG-supported shared resources. All of Massey Cancer Center's shared resources are supported by the CCSG. Information to assist you with this process can be found here