Clinical Research Unit (CRU)

Our clinical research unit (CRU) provides an on-campus comprehensive support center for outpatient, observational and extended stay clinical research space, research nursing, and specialized equipment. CRU supports the full spectrum of patient-oriented research, available to all Washington University investigators who need Center resources.

We welcome studies funded by federal, foundations, industry and other sources, including pilot studies. The CRU provide investigators with the resources they need to conduct clinical research, including a state-of-the-art Clinical Nursing, Processing, DEXA, Bodpod and Peapod, Exercise Testing, and Sleep Study Facilities and Testing, along with Bionutritional support and Metabolic Research Kitchen.

Please view CRU Sleep Study Request form (pdf) for more information.

24 hours/day, beginning at 6 am Monday-Thursday. Closed at 7 pm on Fridays.
Open one designated weekend a month.

For more information

Main phone: 314-362-7594
Main email:

Elizabeth Fear
Nurse Manager