The Texas Health system welcomes clinical study inquiries and participation from qualified medical professionals.
But where to begin?
To start, please review the frequently asked questions and answers, below, to gain a better understanding about operations surpervised by the Texas Health Research & Education Institute and the organization's Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Interested parties can also use the convenient form below to contact a Texas Health IRB advocate for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where do I get help?
A. A wide range of support services for clinical studies and product research and development are available through the Texas Health Research & Education Institute.
Q. How do I enter the process?
A. If you are interested in being a Principal Investigator for a clinical trial, your first step will be to set up an eIRB account. The eIRB is the software system that our Institutional Review Board (IRB) utilizes for all study submissions. This may be initiated by going to the eIRB webpage and selecting Request an Account. After you have an account set up, you may start the IRB study submission process.
Q. What about forms, templates and related materials?
A. A complete selection of forms, templates, meeting dates, regulations, fees and other IRB information are always available.
Q. What about research billing and compliance issues?
A. Texas Health has a centralized department that oversees research billing compliance, evaluates proposed study budgets and assists the Legal review of Clinical Trial Agreements. Study agreements and budgets may be sent directly to the Research Administration Department's manager of Contracts and Budgets, JessicaDerr@TexasHealth.org, or by uploading it through the eIRB. An electronic version of the contract and budget are required for review. It is the policy of Texas Health Resources to consistently and fully comply with all laws and regulations pertaining to the billing of research-related charges for our patients. To ensure that patients are properly identified as participating in a research trial, a special admissions form is required to be presented at each time a hospital service is rendered. The Research Administration Department will supply you with this form. Contract and budgets are reviewed and negotiated simultaneously with the IRB review process.
Q. How do I request an IRB advocate?
A. Simply complete and submit the form below to request an IRB advocate or ask any questions related to research opportunities in the Texas Health system.
Contact a Texas Health IRB Advocate