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.

CHRISTUS Health IRB offers a variety of services including:

  • Protocol and Informed Consent form review
  • Protocol Annual/Continuing Review updates
  • IRB Exempt and Expedited determination
  • Administrative Changes
  • Reinstatement of IRB Approval
  • CHRISTUS Health IRB believes that complete and accurate preparation of submission documents is key to getting a study initiated in a timely manner.