Research

Respiratory Care Services at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center welcomes researchers to use our facilities, technology and professional expertise.

Use of any Respiratory Care Services resources must be approved through the research office. You should involve the office early in the planning process for your grant proposal. Respiratory Care Services will provide logistical planning and protocol set-up for any required services.

Requesting assistance

To request the assistance of Respiratory Therapy Services, submit a full protocol, the Request for Assistance and the Pricing Request.

You will then receive a price quote for the study via e-mail or fax; please allow up to two weeks for evaluation and pricing. If the price quoted is unacceptable, send a letter requesting reduced pricing with an explanation of the circumstances necessitating the request to the respiratory therapy director. Include a brief synopsis of the study, along with a description of the respiratory therapy services requested. This request will be reviewed by the director and you will be notified of the decision as soon as possible, generally within two to three weeks.

Once you have agreed to the offered pricing, you will receive a formal service agreement to be signed by the principal investigator. You will also receive formal billing forms from VCU Medical Center to be completed and returned.

During the study

Please inform us of any protocol adherence problems immediately.

If you encounter any billing errors while administering your project, please notify us as soon as possible via our Billing Correction form. This form may be faxed, mailed or e-mailed.

As part of your service agreement, we request that you e-mail us a list of all patients who received respiratory therapy services through your study each quarter. We will use this Monthly Report to ensure billing accuracy. Please use a separate form for each project.

Forms

To submit your forms by e-mail or campus mail, download, complete and return the following PDF files.

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