NEALS as a Contracted Research Organization (CRO)

The NEALS network has over 20 years of experience in developing and conducting multi-center clinical trials in ALS and motor neuron disease. NEALS can help sponsors interested in developing new studies design protocol, select sites, and manage trials. Specifically, NEALS has expertise in:

  • Project Management
  • Protocol Development
  • Site Selection
  • Study Monitoring
  • Data Management
  • Outcome Measure training and development
  • eCRF coding
  • Biostatistical support
  • Grant and contract management
  • Training modules for CRAs, project managers, site investigators, and potential study principal investigators

Our Trained Research Sites

NEALS has over 100 member sites equipped to perform clinical research. NEALS provides all sites with comprehensive training in outcome measures and site management so that NEALS can quickly initiate new trials and produce high quality data. View our member sites.

Our Clinical Trial Cores

Coordination & Data Management Center (MGH NCRI)

The Neurological Clinical Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH NCRI) is an academic clinical research organization that acts as the NEALS Coordination & Data Management Center. The NCRI provides NEALS studies with protocol development, project management, data management, biostatistical support, and grant and contract management services.

Outcomes & Monitoring Center (Barrow Neurological Institute)

Barrow Neurological Institute acts as the NEALS Outcomes & Monitoring Center. Barrow provides NEALS sites with training on ALS outcome measures. In addition, Barrow employs and trains NEALS site monitors who conduct site and pharmacy monitoring for trials. For information about ALS outcome measures, please contact:

Gale Kittle
Research Nurse Clinician
NEALS/BNI Outcomes Center Director
Phone: 602-406-4792
Email: Gale.Kittle@DignityHealth.org