The Pediatric Clinical Research Center (PCRC) provides the resources and infrastructure needed to conduct exceptional patient-oriented clinical research at Seattle Children’s. The PCRC encompasses more than 5,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research space.

To request PCRC facilities and/or services, please visit the ITHS website.


  • Outpatient exam rooms equipped with oxygen and suction, blood draw chairs, vital sign monitors, TV and VCR/DVD players
  • Patient procedures/sleep study room with videotaping equipment
  • Weights and measurements room with wheelchair accessible stand-up scale for, infant scales, stadiometer, vital sign monitors and blanket warmers
  • Psychological and neuropsychological testing room with videotaping equipment and access to kits for frequently used tests
  • Nourishment room stocked with snacks and drinks for research participants
  • Secured medication room
  • Drop-in computer workstationsfor study teams
  • Conference room that seats 20 and includes computer and overhead projector

Equipment and Supplies

PCRC has an array of equipment and supplies available to investigators including:

  • (2) -80°C freezers
  • (1) -20° C freezer
  • Refrigerators
  • Medication refrigerators
  • Centrifuges and microcentrifuges
  • Infusion pumps
  • EKG machines

Nursing Services

Our experienced nursing staff is specially trained to perform clinical research procedures, work with investigators and assist research staff. Nurses support research activities and care for patients in the PCRC and other areas of the hospital including inpatient units, ED, OR and ambulatory clinics.

Psychometry Services

The PCRC has a consulting psychologist and research psychometrists on staff to assist with study visits involving neuropsychological assessments and specialized cognitive testing, including scoring and feedback of assessments. PCRC research psychometrists are skilled professionals who are experienced in conducting and interpreting testing for a wide variety of ages and disorders.

Location and Hours of Operation

The PCRC is located on the 8th floor of Children's main campus with easy access to the ambulatory clinics.

  • Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m. to noon

The PCRC is affiliated with the Institute of Translational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and is funded by the Clinical and Translational Science Award with support from the National Institutes of Health.