The Pharmaceutical Research Center (PRC) is responsible for the safe and ethical provision of investigational/study medications to research subjects enrolled in clinical drug trials within the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) and the UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC).
The PRC ensures that drug research protocols proceed optimally through UWHC’s established medication use system and in accordance with all federal, state, institutional and sponsor regulations governing clinical research. While the PRC program supports all UW investigators conducting clinical drug research, its relationship with the UWCCC is unique in its level of commitment, the breadth and depth of services provided and its expertise in handling biohazardous and gene therapy products.
The Pharmaceutical Research Center (PRC) provides detailed protocol review and feasibility assessment within the confines of an academic medical center. It ensures full compliance with federal, state, sponsor and institutional requirements through activities such as:
- Establishment of drug handling / distribution / preparation / destruction procedures
- Creation of investigational drug monographs for health care providers
- Education of health care staff regarding protocol procedures
- Creation of preprinted physician orders and prescriptions
- Drug inventory management and accountability
- Drug preparation and/or oversight
- Quality assurance audits
- Protocol amendment management
- Drug interaction screening for eligibility
PRC operates satellite pharmacy locations, optimizing ability to extend clinical research into the community. PRC services are continually refined and expanded to meet the evolving needs of UW Carbone Cancer Center research faculty, research infrastructure and the research subject.
PRC can also help you set up the pharmaceutical procurement process for laboratory research as well.
UW Health Policies
Any published research which received funding from the UWCCC Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), including the use of UWCCC Shared Resources to generate or analyze data or conduct clinical trials, must reference the UWCCC. See Acknowledging UWCCC in Publications, Posters and Presentations.