Clinical Research Navigator

What is the Clinical Research Navigator?

The Clinical Research Navigator is a one stop shop to help get answers to questions you have about clinical and translational research at OHSU.

Get Help: 503-346-3540 or email navigator@ohsu.edu.


Some types of issues the Clinical Research Navigator can help with include:


  • Questions about OCTRI services or planning and implementation of studies using OCTRI resources.

  • Questions about research operations, study logistics, or study planning and implementation such as:
    • Assistance in determining what forms are required to start a study.
    • How to find out if the population for your study exists in sufficient numbers for your study.
    • How to coordinate activities needed to be conducted at study visits.
    • How to order research supplies.
    • What office(s) to work with to start your study.

  • Potential research participants looking for studies.

  • Pharmaceutical companies looking for investigators to conduct studies.

  • Investigators looking for people conducting similar research at OHSU.

  • Research staff looking for training opportunities.