To request services from the Investigational Drug Service (IDS), please start by emailing your protocol to the clinical research budget analysts. If you have a particular question about IDS services or need a consultation, email the IDS manager, Susan Jacob.
Fees are based on the type of services provided.
For site pharmacy tasks, IDS core fees are broken out into IDS Administrative Fees and Dispensing Fees.
The IDS Administrative Fee for a study covers:
- Protocol review and IRB protocol/application information
- Meetings in which IDS staff and Seattle Children’s research staff decide on internal procedures
- Time to set up written procedures necessary for safe and efficient drug ordering, receiving, storage, compounding and distribution
- Creation and maintenance of a blind, if necessary
- Time to set up a study-drug notebook with a procedure section, accountability section and the protocol
- Assistance in creating drug information sheets and medication order forms
- Time to meet with clinical research associates (study monitors) and funding agency research personnel prior to study initiation, at study initiation, during the study and to close out the study
- Setting up a pharmacy staff inservice for each new study and presenting part of the inservice
- Staff attendance at any off-site/out-of-town meetings as required (funding for travel and time is required)
- Inventory control and temperature-monitoring systems
The Dispensing Fees for a study cover:
- Time for the IDS staff to order, receive and stock the study drug
- Time for a pharmacist to review the order, check the study medication and educate the subject and/or family
- Technician time for preparing medication
- Delivery time
- Use of disposable and nondisposable pharmacy equipment not provided by the study
- Cost of any medications not provided by the study that the study is funding
- Periodic monitoring of study medication stock and accountability records
Fee structure is based on protocol requirements.