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Research Subject Advocate Core

Research Subject Advocate Core

The Research Subject Advocate (RSA) is a professional advocate who represents and promotes research subjects’ interests.




Kristen Tremblay

Research Subject Advocate


Campus Address

Clinical Research Center
UConn Health

Mailing Address

UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3805

Services & Rates


Research Facilitation

  • Serve as an unbiased observer and counsel to potential subjects and research study staff on the informed consent process
  • Facilitate investigators’ reporting of adverse events and protocol deviations
  • Review protocols and consent forms of ongoing projects to confirm IRB-approval and communicate any changes to the CRC SAC
  • Serve as a resource to research participants, study coordinators, investigators, and nurses for consultation, education, and research subject advocacy

Safety Advising

  • Advise investigators in the development and implementation of Data and Safety Monitoring Plans (DSMPs)
  • Review research plans to identify safety and/or ethical concerns prior to implementation within the CRC