Mobile Clinical Research and Trials Unit (CRTU)
The Mobile Clinical Research and Trials Unit (CRTU) provides specially trained staff that help Mayo Clinic investigators conduct research within the southeastern Minnesota community. (For assistance with studies that take place within Mayo's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, but outside the physical Saint Marys and Charlton CRTUs, see the Extended CRTU).
Mobile CRTU staff make it possible for research to be conducted among populations, such as college students or the elderly, that otherwise may not be able to travel to Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester.
In addition to nursing staff, the Mobile CRTU offers another unique resource: the mobile research vehicle.