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Office of Clinical Research

The Office of Clinical Research (OCR) provides tools and services to help URMC faculty and staff with the administration of clinical trials. By streamlining the processes behind clinical research, we hope to empower our clinical research teams to do more high-impact clinical trials that can advance clinical discovery and offer patients and community members more options and opportunities. We also make it easier for researchers to comply with clinical trial rules and regulations to produce successful outcomes.

The OCR has many services to assist with your clinical trials

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Ashlee Lang, MPH
Phone: (585) 275-8370


Please email the with any questions related to OCR services and support.

Ashlee Lang

Ashlee Lang, MPH, Joins UR CTSI as Director of the Office of Clinical Research

Ashlee Lang, MPH, joined the UR CTSI as the new director of the Office of Clinical Research at the beginning of December, 2023. Lang has more than 15 years of experience in the clinical research field, with expertise in global clinical trials, regulatory compliance, clinical laboratory science, program management, operations, and more.


The OCR maintains a set of resources related to key aspects of clinical trials that departments involved in clinical trials can utilize. URMC research coordinators, administrators, and faculty can access and download tip sheets, memos, directions, and other important documentation to help them with various stages and aspects of clinical trials.

New! URMC Clinical Research Study Start-Up Manual

The purpose of the URMC Clinical Research Study Start-Up Manual is to review best practices concerning Study Start-Up within the University of Rochester (UR) and is to be used as an overall guideline for individuals within Study Teams to use as applicable. Access the URMC Clinical Research Study Start-Up Manual.