How to Access the Behavioral Neuroscience Core

The Behavioral Neuroscience Core is highly experienced in implementing multisite protocols that require neuropsychological testing. Tests are performed on pediatric subjects in the Seashore House at CHOP and the CHPS space at 3550 Market St. All studies require IRB and CHPS approval before CHPS services can be provided.

When planning to use Core services, contact Nina Thomas, CHPS Neurobehavioral Core Director, at thomasn [at] To budget for Core services, contact John Krall, Administrative Director - 267-425-1990 or krallj [at] It is helpful to provide a copy of the protocol prior to submission, so that our Core can determine our ability to conduct testing and procedures that are called for, as well as to give estimates as to the costs for each study evaluation.

Once the request for services is approved, a start-up meeting should be arranged with the Study Coordinator and CHPS staff. Please contact Allison Thomas at thomasaj [at] to schedule. At this meeting, procedures will be reviewed so that testing may be conducted smoothly and results communicated to the study team in a timely manner.

To be seen, research subjects utilizing the Neurobehavioral Core must be registered in eTRACK; go to the Clinical Trial Financial Management intranet site for instructions. To log into eTRACK use your Active Directory User name and password.

To schedule assessments, requests should be submitted via the Epic In-Basket. Please see the job aid if you need more information about this process.