Clinical Research Navigator

What is the Clinical Research Navigator?

The Clinical Research Navigator is a one stop shop to help get answers to questions you have about clinical and translational research at OHSU.

Get Help: 503-418-9790 or email

Some types of issues the Clinical Research Navigator can help with include:

  • Questions about OCTRI services or planning and implementation of studies using OCTRI resources.

  • Questions about research operations, study logistics, or study planning and implementation such as:
    • Assistance in determining what forms are required to start a study.
    • How to find out if the population for your study exists in sufficient numbers for your study.
    • How to coordinate activities needed to be conducted at study visits.
    • How to order research supplies.
    • What office(s) to work with to start your study.

  • Investigators looking for people conducting similar research at OHSU.

  • Research staff looking for training opportunities.


  • New investigators at OHSU who would like a general orientation to available research resources.