Starting a Study

Research Pharmacy Services aims to provide the best service possible while maintaining patient safety. Initiation of a study involves many different departments and tasks. Include the IRB number in all correspondence with Research Pharmacy Services.

Research Pharmacy Service requires the following prior to dispensing of medication:

  • Investigational Review Board (IRB) approval
  • Pharmacy approval of eCRIS visit schedule/budget
  • Industrial Account number
  • Alias account number
  • Fiscal Authority Identification Number (FAID)
  • Site Initiation Visit
  • Protocol and pharmacy manual reviewed by a Research Pharmacist
  • Complete drug build in Epic and complete Smart set, Infusion plan, or BEACON plan
  • Communication form study coordinator with subject ID and dosing cohort

All pharmacy manual and protocol updates MUST be sent to research pharmacy once approved by the Investigational Review Board.