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Research Coordination and Management

The SCTR Research Nexus provides a wide range of research coordination and management services for MUSC investigators. The research coordinator staff includes experienced, trained and VA-credentialed personnel, as well as licensed nurse coordinators. For investigators seeking assistance with management of multi-site trials or day-to-day oversight of research programs, project management services are available.


  • Study management and coordination
  • Project Management
  • Regulatory Management
  • Budget Development
  • Data Management
  • Recruitment
  • Invoicing and billing
  • Quality Assurance reviews
  • Conduct study assessments (semi-structured interviews, psychometric testing)
  • Deliver social-behavioral interventions
  • Study record and drug storage for active studies
  • Inpatient, outpatient and outlying clinics, Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration
  • Available for MUSC researchers to support full, partial, or gap (fill in), VA funded studies

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Clare Tyson

Research Nexus Contacts


“I was initially interested in RCM project management services given the time-limited nature and tight budget associated with my K23 project; however, after using the service, I can see how it would also be valuable for projects of much larger scope and budget. I was particularly impressed at the overall value and timeliness of the services rendered. My RCM project manager was available when needed, responsive, and efficient - their services came in under budget."

Jenna L. McCauley, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

"I’m very pleased with Reece’s work. He’s been updating me on a weekly basis, which not only shows that he’s been dedicated and working hard, but also that he’s professional and considerate. It’s a pleasure to work with someone like him!"

Paula Ramos, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine

"It just made my job easier having… a “team” effort approach.  Everyone from management, to nursing, to lab and front desk were focused on the clinical trial with an acute understanding of protocols needing to be followed as closely as possible.   But what was the icing on the cake was the way they made our subjects feel when they came through the door…This was my first time conducting an industry trial with Nexus and I could not have had a better experience!.. I look forward to working with Nexus in the future!”

Dana C. Rosson
Clinical Trials Coordinator
Division of Rheumatology and Immunology

"I have been very happy with the services I have received from the RCM. My clinical coordinator is very knowledgeable conducting my clinical studies, IRB submissions, budget negotiations, clinical data management, and regulatory needs."

James Thomas, MD
Associate Professor

Internal Medicine

"Everything went more smoothly than I could have hoped with Adrian's (and Sarah's) help. They were thorough, responsive to minor feedback, and very accommodating. I appreciate the help so much!”

Edith Williams, PhD
Assistant Professor
Public Health Sciences

"The Nexus RCM has provided the Division of GI Surgery with quality research coordinators for multiple clinical trials.  The RCM staff is always available to help out whether it is for regular daily operations or for the unexpected issues that inevitably arise in the conduct of clinical research.  The coordinators possess knowledge in all areas of trial management and are experts in study start up and implementation, trial conduct, regulatory affairs, and data management.  Their help has been invaluable to the success of our trials."

Katherine Morgan, MD, FACS
Division of GI and Laparoscopic Surgery



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