Our Services for Healthcare Professionals

Clinical Trials

The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) provides support for clinical research by providing tools and services for the compliance, education, and operation of clinical studies. The Reading Hospital Clinical Trials Office works with industry sponsors and clinical investigators to offer patients opportunities to participate in studies of investigational medicines, devices, procedures, and therapies. The CTO works across disciplines to help researchers conduct innovative trials that will advance the art and science of medicine for future generations.

Clinical investigators involved in human research are responsible for ensuring that an investigation is conducted according to the signed investigator statement, the investigational plan, and all applicable regulations. Investigators are also responsible for protecting the rights, safety, and welfare of subjects under the investigator's care and for the control of drugs under investigation. The Clinical Trials Office assists investigators in meeting these obligations by providing services which will facilitate the conduct of clinical trials and foster the development of clinical investigators here at The Reading Hospital.

The Reading Hospital requires all researchers complete training in human subject protection and provide a signed and dated CV and license to verify that they are qualified by experience and training to conduct medical research. The CTO provides investigators a support team to assist in streamlining the regulatory, contractual, and financial aspects of conducting research, as well as providing operational support for the conduct of industry sponsored clinical trials at the Hospital. The Clinical Trials Office staff are trained and experienced in conducting clinical trials. They provide assistance with all clinical trials functions including:

  • Budget development & negotiation
  • Regulatory (IRB) submission
  • Informed Consent Form development
  • Study start up
  • Subject recruitment
  • Liaison with study sponsor
  • Clinical Research Nurse Study Coordinators
  • Development of study specific materials
  • Training for study personnel
  • Research record keeping
  • Data collection and entry

Professionals who are interested in conducting industry sponsored clinical research should contact the Clinical Trials Office Director at ClinicalTrialsOffice@readinghealth.org or 484-628-8318 for further details.