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Clinical Research Foundation, Inc. (CRF) provides the administrative infrastructure to a group of dedicated Louisville VA Medical Center (LVAMC) physicians who strive to provide the highest quality of care for their patients.  These physicians value the substantial opportunities that clinical trials can provide their patients and the community at large.  The LVAMC makes available specialized hospital-based care and outpatient care to more than 150,000 Veterans residing in 35 counties in western Kentucky and southern Indiana.  CRF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to advance the research mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs, specifically the LVAMC.  CRF has an excellent track record for efficient legal and IRB review process.

Web Site: crflouva.org 


Demographic Data

  • Start year clinical research1988
  • 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 research14
  • # of investigators9
  • Number of studies last year4
  • Days openMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Extended office hoursYes
  • Overnight facilitiesYes
  • Dry iceYes
  • Blinded pharmacistYes
  • Dedicated monitoring spaceYes
  • Onsite laboratoryYes
  • Central laboratoryYes
  • Infusion capabilityYes
  • Shipping optionsFedEx, UPS, DHL, Other
  • Contact for regulatory documentsFrances Brown
  • Regulatory phone number502-287-
  • # of days to turn around regulatory documentsSix Weeks
  • Type of IRB used by this siteCentral, Local
  • How often does your local IRB meet?Monthly
  • Appropriate storage facilities for productYes
  • Able to appropriately store Schedule II drugsYes
  • # days to turn around budget and contract2-4 days