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General Clinical Research Center (GCRC)

The GCRC is open and has resumed visits for clinical research protocols that fall into the Stage 1 and Stage 2 categories of the campus plan.  


The General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) is the cornerstone for clinical research within the University of Maryland. The GCRC supports the full spectrum of patient-oriented research.

The GCRC is available to all University of Maryland investigators who have a need for Center resources and who will conduct clinical research of scientific merit. Studies funded by federal sources, foundations, industry and other sources are welcome. The GCRC welcomes pilot studies that may lead to future peer-reviewed clinical research.

The GCRC can provide investigators with the resources they need to conduct clinical research, including and the facilities for inpatient and outpatient data collection and patient care, as well as a state-of-the-art DEXA Facility.

Meeting Dates & Application Deadlines

The GCRC Advisory Committee (GAC) meets the third Tuesday of each month.  The deadline for submission of applications is two weeks before the meeting.

2020 GAC Meetings

GAC MeetingApplication Submission Deadline
January 21 January 7
February 18

February 4

March 17

March 3

April 21

April 7

May 19

May 5

June 16

June 2

July 21

July 7

August 18

August 4

September 15

September 1

October 20

October 6

November 17

November 3

December 15

December 1

Studies Recruiting Research Participants

Many studies recruiting participants have a link to that provides study and eligibility information and contact numbers.