Mobile Clinical Research Unit (CRU)
The Mobile Clinical Research Unit (CRU) provides specially trained staff that help Mayo Clinic investigators conduct research within the southeastern Minnesota community. (For assistance with studies that take place within the Rochester, Minn., campus but outside the physical Saint Marys and Charlton CRUs, see the Extended CRU).
Mobile CRU 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 in Rochester.
In addition to nursing staff, the Mobile CRU offers another unique resource: the mobile research vehicle.