Since 1973, The Education & Research Foundation, Inc. has successfully completed hundreds of clinical trials in historic Lynchburg, Virginia. We are a privately owned research facility and a certified member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and the Society for Clinical Research Sites.


Our experienced staff members work along side the principal investigators to provide quality, accurate data. With an average of over 10 years of research experience, our clinical staff provides our clients a significant depth of knowledge in a wide range of projects.

All key clinical staff are GCP trained and CPR certified. ERF staff members provide skills and expertise in the following areas:
• Dermal irritancy grading
• Expert dandruff grading
• Phlebotomy
• Clinical photography
• Study drug mixing and dispensing
• Electronic data capture (EDC)
• Instrument trained


Our experience and reputation enable us to offer sponsors a wide range of panel sizes. Our community demographic closely mirrors the United States demographic as a whole. Recruitment efforts include database and physician referrals; comprehensive advertising including print, television, radio and social media; and subject referrals. Lynchburg is the dynamic center of a growing region consisting of a metropolitan population extending beyond 250,000.

Our location allows access to subjects with a wide range of ages, races, and health conditions. Our area consists of five colleges with over 20,000 students, many diverse businesses and industries including nuclear energy and machinery manufacturing along with a large retirement population.