Clinical Research Division (CRD)

Stimulation and support of research efforts by Bassett clinicians is a key component of the Research Institute mission. With the demands upon people delivering health care in the current environment, additional commitments to research can prove daunting. The Research Institute’s Clinical Research Division is designed to maximize investigator efficiency and support every step of the research process.

The research nurses on the CRD team have years of experience in study coordination and  ACRP certification. The CRD provides support to investigators in the areas  of:

  • research question formulation
  • protocol design
  • scheduling meetings with biostatisticians on sample size and optimal study design
  • preparation of IRB documents
  • ongoing documentation with 
  • performing initial screening to identify the most suitable subjects
  • recruiting and consenting study subjects
  • documenting the study’s progress
  • specimen collection, processing, storage, & shipping
  • Administration of study related questionnaires
  • data collection & entry
  • administration & management of study drug
  • follow up visits with subjects


Some of the areas where projects have been supported include:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Rheumatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Obesity / Bariatric Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
  • Additionally the Clinical Research group assists clinicians who participate in NIH or industry-sponsored multicenter trials.                                                           
                         CRD TEAM 2-22-17.JPG

CRD Team Members (L to R): Jennifer Amsden, Catherine Gilmore, Jennifer Victory, Bonnie Snyder, Julie Tirrell, (not pictured: Merle Myerson)


 Investigator Guides

The CRD can assist with the planning and implementation of investigator initiated studies, both locally & externally funded,  as well as multicenter studies.  The links and guides below will help the investigator start navigating the research process at Bassett.

  • If you are interested in participating in a multicenter study, please review the links below to get started:

Bassett Research Institute Checklist for Multi-Center Studies.doc

Start Up Worksheet for Multicenter Study.doc


  •  If you are interested in starting your own investigator initiated study, please review the links below to get started:

Bassett Research Institute Checklist for Investigator-Initiated Studies.doc

Start up Worksheet for Investigator initiated studies.docx


Contact for more information:

Jennifer Victory, RN, CCRC

Clinical Research Nurse Supervisor
Clinical Research Division
Bassett Healthcare Network
One Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607) 547-6965 or 1-800-BASSETT

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