National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
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The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland is one of the centers of National Institutes of Health. The Clinical Center is a hospital devoted entirely to clinical research in the United States. It consists of the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center and the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center. The two centers' buildings are connected to form one large building.
The Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center opened in 2005. The 870,000-square-foot (81,000 m2) facility houses 234 inpatient beds, 82 day-hospital stations, and clinical research labs. It was named after Senator Mark O. Hatfield of Oregon.
In 2011, the NIH Clinical Center had 1513 active research protocols. 47% of those were natural history studies (713 protocols), another 47% were clinical trials (707 protocols) and the remaining 6% were screening and training protocols. It provides an environment for both patient care and conducting clinical trials, most of which are in Phase I or Phase II. In 2011, of the 707 active clinical trials protocols, 34% were Phase I trials (243 protocols), 58% were Phase II trials (412 protocols), 5% were Phase III and 3% were Phase IV. The clinical center also integrates data from all intramural clinical trials in an integrated data repository called Biomedical Translational Research Information System (BTRIS).
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