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Conducting Research at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (BSLMC) supports top-tier clinical research through its collaborations with academic and private practice investigators.

Prior to enrolling participants in any research project conducted at BSLMC, it is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator to obtain both:

  1. IRB approval from a BSLMC-accepted IRB, and
  2. Administrative approval from the BSLMC Research Office

Baylor St. Luke's accepts decisions from the following IRBs:

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY)
  • CHI Institute for Research and Innovation
  • National Cancer Institute Central IRB (CIRB)
  • University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston
  • Western IRB (WIRB)

The resources below provide information on research conduct procedures and services at BSLMC. Please contact the BSLMC Research Office with any questions (; 713.798.6024).


  • Guide to Conducting Clinical Research at BSLMC– Detailed information on all aspects of conducting clinical research at BSLMC, including:
    • Administrative application process (see link to application under Forms)
    • Research pricing – complete the Request for BSLMC Pricing form found in Forms section below and contact the Office of Research ( or 713-798-6024) for research pricing and pricing questions
    • Procedures for research billing
    • Procedures for patient scheduling
    • Obtaining hospital approval for device studies
  • BSLMC Clinical Research Center Investigator’s Manual– Services, study initiation, visit scheduling and visit management information for the BSLMC Clinical Research Center.