Clinical Studies

Your Clinical Connection

The Center for Industry Research Collaboration within Wake Forest Innovations connects you with the resources you need for industry-sponsored clinical research.

Your Partner in Industry-Sponsored Clinical Research

The Center supports your clinical research by providing contract, budget and project management support for your studies while marshaling other institutional resources.

From finding an industry sponsor and handling contract negotiations to coordinating study components, the Center for Industry Research Collaboration provides the elements you need to support your industry-sponsored clinical study.

Collaboration with Institutional Resources

Wake Forest Baptist provides researchers with many resources to support their clinical trials. Our goal is to streamline the process for you, making it as easy as possible for you to focus on the science and let us deal with the paperwork.

Wondering who in the institution to engage first? Contact Wake Forest Innovations at the beginning of your industry-sponsored clinical trial, and we will coordinate your point of access among other institutional resources—simplifying the process for you.

The Center partners with groups like Wake Forest Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and with departments within the School of Medicine to conduct clinical research within Wake Forest Baptist.

Industry Relationships

The Center builds bridges for scientists and clinicians to partner with industry on shared research interests. By maintaining previous relationships and building new connections, the Center can help you find the right fit for your clinical trials.


Participating in industry-sponsored clinical research provides vital—and potent—funding for laboratories and projects, bringing you closer to cutting-edge modalities. The Center can help you diversify your funding and make up for gaps in grant funding.

Internal Resources

To support your clinical trial, the Center can connect you with more than industry partners. We connect you with all the resources that Wake Forest Baptist has to offer, from a variety of core laboratories and technical support to interdisciplinary perspectives from your colleagues at the Medical Center.

Project Management

Our Alliance Management team can provide multiple levels of project management support for your clinical research studies. We can assist with contracts, protocols, budgets and other functions to facilitate the implementation of a successful study.

Industry & Regulatory Standards

Our Alliance Management team at the Center has experience working with industry on clinical research and knows the ins-and-outs of industry and regulatory expectations.


The goal at the Center is to make your clinical research experiences with industry as simple as possible. We can facilitate all the steps of your study or supplement departmental resources to complete portions of your study.  Our goal is to make your clinical research a success.

Contact Us about Clinical Research Opportunities

If you are interested in partnering with industry on a clinical trial, contact us to start a conversation about the role we can play in streamlining the process.
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For Clinical Trial Project Administrators

The Center can support you, as well as clinicians. We are here to assist you at whatever level you need for industry-sponsored studies, whether that is help with contracts or communication with sponsors or project management. By partnering with Wake Forest Innovations, we can help simplify the process for you and help your team complete even more clinical research.