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Protocol Support Unit

The Protocol Support Unit (PSU) serves as a comprehensive and centralized resource for Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC) investigators interested in developing and conducting investigator-initiated trials (IITs). Current PSU services include:

  • Consultation on Letters of Intent and clinical trial design
  • Protocol development and writing
  • Coordination with SCC Departments
  • Project management
  • Management of protocol revisions and amendments
  • Support for IND and IDE submissions to FDA
  • Assistance with implementing operational processes related to the trial
  • Serving as the primary point of contact between investigators and the FDA and/or drug companies
  • Providing regulatory expertise in managing sites and clinical monitoring practices
  • Coordinating data cleaning activities
  • Budget and contract assistance

The PSU currently employs four fulltime research program coordinators who manage multiple oncology IITs from initial concept and study start-up to study close out, and three fulltime medical writers. The PSU also collaborates with the Clinical Trials Office’s regulatory specialists, IIT data managers, and clinical trial monitors.

The PSU has grown substantially since its inception in 2016 and now supports a large and growing portfolio of active and pending IITs, including both single- and multi-site trials.

Contact Information

For more information about the PSU and its services, please contact Kristal Black:E: kristal-black@ouhsc.edu
P: 405-271-8001 x48959