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Sarasota Memorial Research Institute


Sarasota Memorial Research Institute (SMRI) provides advanced research services and a highly qualified staff to patients seeking cutting edge research-based care. Sarasota Memorial's Research Institute is an exceptional study and trial environment with a highly qualified staff and an enviable performance record.

SMRI is a standalone facility on Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System’s Main campus that provides knowledge, expertise, and infrastructure essential for a full range of innovative drug, device, registry, and biospecimen trials.  At any one time, Sarasota Memorial physicians are involved numerous studies. The Sarasota Memorial Research Institute proudly continues to offer the latest advanced treatment options to patients in the community.

The clinical team at SMRI is capable of providing assistance to researchers in a wide range of trial operations including tissue procurement and specimen acquisition, clinical trial coordination, biostatistical analysis, investigational pharmacology, grant supplementation, and more. SMRI has a research business office that provides communications and budgeting assistance in research marketing and clinical trial operations. SMRI’s Research Development Program offers mentorship and support to clinicians interested in Investigator-initiated research projects.

SMRI services:

  • Research Development Program
  • Regulatory Affairs Office
  • Research Business Office
  • Pharmacology
  • Research Data Office
  • Human Research Protection Program