CHRISTUS Research Institute

CHRISTUS Institute for Innovation & Advanced Clinical Care Vision

To continue to improve the quality of care provided to our patients and communities through innovative research, conducted in a financially responsible and ethical manner.

Critical Updates

Reminder For All Research Staff:

Starting April 1, 2016, the only educational requirement accepted by the IRB when submitting a study for approval will be from the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program.

DON'T WAIT! Start your training now!

Go to to sign up and begin your training today!

For questions regarding this program, please email

In This Section:

Office of Human Subject Research Protection

Our team is here to protect the rights and welfare of subjects participating in research. The involvement of human subjects in research is not permitted until the IRB has approved the research protocol. The CHRISTUS Health IRB abides by the CHRISTUS Health policies and procedures, Catholic Church Directives, Belmont Report, Food and Drug Administration, and the Office of Human Research Protections federal regulations.


Office of Research Support

Our team is here to help you with your research needs including: research planning, feasibility review, development, and implementation. Regional directors facilitate research within our CHRISTUS facilities.

The Office of Sponsored Programs

Our team is here to help you with the contract and budget aspects of your study. The OSP manages pre-award and post-award activities for CHRISTUS Health.