Clinical Research Program
To facilitate college faculty members in planning, funding and completing clinical research projects or basic science projects which require clinical resources (equipment, facilities, or technical support).
The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) would like to recognize and thank our sponsors for selecting the VTH as a research site for their product development.
If your company would like to perform clinical research at UGA, please contact:
Dr. Steve Budsberg
Director of Clinical Research
Information for Principal Investigators
If you are interested in doing clinical research there are many ways to get involved. You can either apply for research funds within the college that have been donated, or seek extramural funding from private sponsors.
All research proposals must be submitted to Dr. Steve Budsberg, Director of Clinical Research, accompanied by the Clinical Research Registration form [DOC]. Please refer to the internal proposal guidelines or external proposal guidelines as appropriate for your situation.
The Clinical Research Committee (CRC) will review each project for approval. The committee will then recommend and facilitate the necessary action steps needed to move the project forward (ie. hospital board approval, recommendation of funding if required, etc.). The principal investigator will be notified by letter from the committee once the proposal is accepted.
For intramural projects, the investigator will agree to provide quarterly updates for the CRC regarding study progress. This information will be used for annual reports and other materials used to inform donors about how the College uses their donations.
Extramurally funded research projects require a contract between the University of Georgia Research Foundation (UGARF) and the sponsor. Once you receive approval from the CRC, the proposal must be submitted to Sponsored Programs. Each proposal must be accompanied by a proposal cover letter, proposal transmittal, and appropriate budget.
If the project involves hazardous materials, the biosafety form must also be completed. Projects involving the purchase of research animals must have an approved Animal Use Proposal, which is reviewed by our Internal Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
The Grants Officer will work with UGARF legal department drafting a study agreement with the sponsor; this may take 6 to 8 weeks. Once the contract is signed, an acceptance letter is sent to the investigator, from Sponsored Programs, indicating the award amount and date of project initiation. Contracts and Grants will assign a project name and account number to the study. The PI can then expect to set up an initial site visit with the sponsor and begin enrolling clients.
At the termination of each project, a short abstract or summary of study results will be due to the CRC, with a final deliverable report due to Sponsored Programs.