Pediatric Clinical Research Center

The Pediatric Clinical Research Center (PCRC) provides state-of-the-art research space and expertise to investigators conducting patient-oriented research at Seattle Children’s. Resources include facilities and equipment, as well as experienced staff who are trained in human subjects protection, good clinical practices, protocol implementation and compliance.

Clinical Services

PCRC staff work closely with investigators and study teams throughout the research study process. In addition to providing outpatient services, staff can conduct research activities in hospital areas including inpatient units and other specialty clinics.


PCRC research nurses implement protocol-specific procedures and provide direct nursing care for patients enrolled in research studies.

Medical assistants

PCRC medical assistants (MAs) assist nurses in protocol-related procedures. This includes blood draws, vital signs, EKGs, measurements and specimen collection.


  • Dedicated outpatient exam rooms
  • Weights/measurements room
  • Nourishment room
  • Secured medication room
  • Drop-in workstations for study teams
  • Conference room

Equipment and Supplies

  • Biodynamics–body composition analyzer
  • Blanket warmers
  • Digital scales (infant and adult)
  • GE Carescape Dinamap vital sign monitors
  • Glucose monitoring (Abbott FreeStyle PrecisionPro)
  • Hydraulic hand dynamometer
  • In-floor scale
  • Infusion pumps
  • Length board
  • Oximetry
  • Oxygen, medical air and suction in each exam room
  • Philips cardio-respiratory monitors
  • Projector and screen
  • Refrigerators and medication refrigerators
  • Stadiometer
  • Twelve-lead EKG machine with ability to download EKGs
  • Welch Allyn wall-mounted otoscope and ophthalmoscopes in each exam room

Note: Study teams must provide their own study-specific supplies that are not carried by the PCRC. 

Location and Hours of Operation

4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

The PCRC is located on level 8, Ocean zone (Ocean A.8.120) of Seattle Children's hospital campus with easy access to the ambulatory clinics.

  • Our hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Extended weekday and weekend hours may be available upon request and approval. 

Contact the PCRC

Call 206-987-3897 or send us an email

Mailing address:
M/S OA.8.120
PO Box 5371
Seattle, WA 98145