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Protocol Templates


Download the template(s) of your choice. The template documents open as Word files; save as a Word file to begin drafting your protocol.

Contact April Firstencel at 216.286.2294 or with any questions.

Biomedical Protocol Template

The following template is primarily designed for studies focused on cancer treatment regimens, with chemotherapy as the main component of the regimen. The template may be modified to address questions about hematology, radiotherapy or surgical oncology. 

The template is a tool for investigators to ensure that all sections of the protocol are included in the document. It also contains links to the guidance documents with the boilerplate language for sections that are required in all protocols.

All instructions in the template are highlighted in blue. Please review these instructions and address as applicable for your protocol.

Social-Behavioral Studies Protocol Template

The research protocol template for social-behavioral studies may be used for quality-of-life, psychosocial, epidemiological, genetic, and behavioral intervention studies.

PRMC Tissue Research Submission Template

Use the following templates for archived/discarded tissue studies.

U‌H: PRMC Tissue Research Submission Template

CCF: Correlative Template

Use the following template for prospective tissue studies.

UH and CCF: Correlative Template