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The Harris Health System values the search for knowledge to improve patient care. Harris Health is guided by the principles and guidelines of the Belmont Report and the Patient's Rights and Responsibilities statement.

The research approval process includes a rigorous review of each research protocol to protect the rights of patients and staff and ensure compensation to Harris Health for resource utilization.

All research to be conducted at/in conjunction with any Harris Health System  facility must be approved by the president/chief executive officer prior to data collection or subject recruitment. Harris Health supports well-designed and properly executed research, and is committed to comply with federal regulations and maintain adequate processes for the protection of human subjects.

Harris Health System Research and Sponsored Programs is the office responsible for coordinating the administrative review of proposed research studies within Harris Health System and serves as a liaison between the system and investigators wishing to conduct studies within its facilities. Harris Health System Research and Sponsored Programs is the primary contact for the Federal Wide Assurance Institutional Review Boards.

Research and Sponsored Programs
Harris Health System
4800 Fournace Place
Bellaire, TX 77401

Contact Research and Sponsored Programs for the following:

• Research approval process
Letters of support​
• General research information
• Preliminary financial reviews
• Research pricing information

For more information on research at Harris Health, please refer to the following pages:

Administrative Approval Process/eProtocol
Affiliated Offices of Research
Research Links
Investigational Drug Services
Authorization of Research Staff
Contact Information