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CERV Foundation

Serving our Veterans, their Families and our Communities at the Cincinnati, Columbus & Chillicothe, Ohio VA Medical Centers

CERV Foundation

Our role at the VA is to facilitate Research and Educational Programming with other Government Agencies and the private sector, including the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health. CERV negotiates and contracts for Clinical and Basic Research Studies with numerous Clinical Research Organizations, private and public sector corporations investigating pharmaceutical, and therapeutic and Medical Device investigations.

CERV was formed in 1991 and incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) in 1998 in the State of Ohio. CERV is one of the more than 75 non-profit corporations authorized by Congress under 38 USC §§7361-7366 to provide flexible funding mechanisms for the conduct of research and education at VA facilities nationwide. 

Web Site: www.cervf.org 


Demographic Data

  • Start year clinical research1991
  • Phases of clinical studiesPhase II, Phase III, Phase IV
  • Types of studiesBiologics, Drugs, Medical Devices, Vaccines
  • PopulationsAdult 18-64 yrs, Senior 65 yrs and over
  • Type of siteHospital
  • # of employees involved in research80
  • # of investigators20
  • Number of studies last year10
  • Days openMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Extended office hoursYes
  • Overnight facilitiesYes
  • Dry iceYes
  • Blinded pharmacistYes
  • Dedicated monitoring spaceYes
  • Internet access for the monitorYes
  • Onsite laboratoryYes
  • Central laboratoryYes
  • Infusion capabilityYes
  • Shipping optionsFedEx, UPS
  • Contact for regulatory documentsErin Reinhart, JD
  • Regulatory phone number513-861-3100 ext. 4711
  • # of days to turn around regulatory documents60-120
  • Type of IRB used by this siteCentral, Local
  • How often does your local IRB meet?Every other week
  • Appropriate storage facilities for productYes
  • Able to appropriately store Schedule II drugsYes
  • # days to turn around budget and contract10-30