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Welcome to the Investigators section of the Clinical Trials Office Web site. This site provides documents and links to most of the materials investigators and coordinators need to complete the proposal submission process. This office fulfills its mission by providing comprehensive assistance and knowledgeable support for every aspect of the clinical trials application submission process and beyond.

Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials Submission Processnow online!
National Institutes of Health (NIH) & Foundation Proposals Submission Process
BRANY: Biomedical Research Alliance of New York
IRB Submission Assistance
Pre-Award Report
Post-Award Fund Report
Investigator-Initiated Program Sponsorship
Spanish Translation Center (STC)
Columbia University Charters and Statutes

The Clinical Trials Submission Process for industry-sponsored proposals is now simplified, and can be completed online, or downloaded, from this Web site.
Click here to submit industry-sponsored proposals to the CTO online or download the CTO Submission Package in Microsoft Word.
Please note! You will need a valid UNI and password to submit and complete the online forms.

My Trials.  Click here to view industry-sponsored trials that you have submitted online.

The Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY), an initiative founded by the New York Academy of Medicine, provides investigators with a listing of pharmaceutically-sponsored clinical research initiatives, and provides central IRB and IBC services. To find out about currently recruiting clinical research trials that may be of interest to you, visit the BRANY Web site at
Due to the CTO’s pre-existing contract agreements, investigators must contact the CTO first regarding trial interest.

The CTO’s Medical Director can provide you with assistance in the IRB submission process to assure successful IRB submission. Contact to request assistance. Please include your contact information and a description of your proposed trial, as well as your RASCAL Proposal ID #, if available.

Access current post-award distribution of funds reports: Investigators may access this information online. Please contact Accounts Receivable at to report discrepancies or other concerns.
Please note! You will need a valid UNI and password to access post-award information.

The CTO is committed to helping you recruit a diverse patient population as volunteers for your study. The Spanish Translation Center (STC), for example, provides services designed to remove language and cultural barriers to participation in clinical trials, enabling your study to reach traditionally underrepresented populations in clinical research. To find out more about these services, contact the STC at
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