All sample processing requests or appointment requests to the Emory University Hospital Clinical Research Site, Grady Clinical Research Site, and Emory Midtown Clinical Research Site must be submitted through the Clinical Research-Assist (CR-Assist) system. CR-Assist complies with Emory University's HIPAA security policies and procedures.

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Why use CR-Assist?

CR-Assist is designed to help Georgia CTSA investigators/coordinators manage participants, track study visits and submit electronic appointment requests to our Clinical Research Site (CRS) schedulers, and print sample collection labels. Some of the features of the application are listed below.

  • Excel-like participant lists which allows users to add/edit/sort/lookup participants with their visit information
  • Study Calendar to help you plan your team's activities
  • Real-time CRS availability calendar
  • Electronic submission of CRS appointment requests and receipt of pager/email notification on the status of appointment
  • Generation of recruitment report
  • Data export to Excel for generating mailing labels and contact list
  • Secured access from anywhere with an Internet connection

What do I need to access CR-Assist?

Your study must be established in CR-Assist and you must be on the list of personnel who has access to the study. You also need an Emory University Network ID or Emory Healthcare ID which should be received at hire. If you are not an Emory employee, you can get a sponsored account. See this link for details. If you need access to an existing study in CR-Assist, please fill out the CR-Assist Access request form. Other than that, all that is needed is a computer that has Internet connectivity.

Starting a new study

We now use RedCap surveys for all new CR-Assist Study, Study Visit, and Study Access forms. Study teams will receive an automated survey invitation from RedCap to complete new CR-Assist Study, Study Visits, and Study Access forms after the SAC application is approved. If you need to have a CR-Assist Setup survey resent for completion, please contact

CR-Assist Training and Job Aid

The GCRC now offers a CR-Assist Training video series to help all new CR-Assist users get familiar with scheduling, tracking, and managing research participants. The videos also serve as a helpful resource for existing users who may need a refresher on using some of the CR-Assist features. We recommend all first-time CR-Assist users watch the CR-Assist Training series before accessing CR-Assist. If you require further assistance with using CR-Assist, please email CIN-SCHEDULING-SUPPORT@LISTSERV.CC.EMORY.EDU. If you prefer, you may refer to the CR-Assist Job Aid for a step-by-step guide to using CR-Assist.

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