This page contains websites and documents that will give you more information about the quality assurance of the CRU.
Information for the starting researcher (for VUmc-employees only)
Requirements for site facilities according to GCP
Storage of documentation
All study specific documents have to be kept in a locked cabinet in a locked room, which is available in the CRU office. It is also possible to use the locked cabinet in room ZH 4A72 (please contact the manager of the CRU).
Storage of body material
Freezers for storage of body material are in the centrifuge room. In addition, the CRU uses these facilities for biobanks VUmc.
Website Biobanken >
Office for research assistants and monitors
Study coordinators and research assistants have their own Central office, located at ZH 4A72. When it is necessary to schedule a monitoring visit for an external study, a suitable place has to be found. This may be one of the test room and when it is not available, an office room. If necessary, please contact the secretary of internal medicine.
The CRU has 7 test rooms, exclusively intended for conducting clinical scientific research. Researchers can make an appointment by contacting the research assistants or directly with the physician researchers.
The CRU does not have its own research laboratory. For all laboratory tests provisions we utilize the KCL VUmc. If necessary, we will make use of certified external laboratories for multi centre studies.
The CRU has a service contract renewal (DVO) with the FMT of VUmc. This contract allows for clear agreements on medical equipment used at the CRU. The degree of maintainance of medical equipment, the so-called maintenance regime, depends on the researcher's demands. As a researcher you need to estimate the risk for the use of the medical devices and you need to describe it in your research protocol.
Electronic data capturing
For every scientific research it is recommended to use the Central clinical trial management system, Open Clinica in the VUmc.
Support Open Clinica > https://intranet.vumc.nl/afdelingen/thema/crb/6784830/6784837/