Office of the Vice President for Research - Research Administration

Clinical Trials Office

Welcome to the Clinical Trials Office, part of Research Administration.      


The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) serves as a central resource for investigators, study staff and departments involved in clinical trials research and for sponsors seeking to conduct clinical trials at UTHSCSA by:

  • Serving as the point of contact for questions or issues related to clinical trials
  • Assisting Principal Investigators with:
    • assessing the feasibility of conducting a clinical trial
    • developing a budget
    • reviewing and negotiating the budget section of contracts or other agreements with private industry and other entities
  • Developing and providing education and training on the Velos eResearch (Clinical Trials Management System)
  • Determine whether a study represents a billing risk, performing a coverage analysis and initiating the HSC’s tracking process to ensure accurate billing practices
  • Developing and implementing programs and initiatives, based on monitoring and assessment, to support compliance with applicable billing regulations
  • Administering the Participant Payment program, including the use of the ClinCard payment system