Authorization of Non-Physician Research Staff

Harris Health System's Research and Sponsored Programs Department is responsible for the authorization of non-physician research staff. Authorization is the function of specifying access rights to Harris Health resources, including information and computer security and access to Harris Health facilities.

The following documents must be submitted:
• Completed Authorization Application
• Proof of a negative TB skin test within 1 year
• Completion of Human Subjects Protections Training within 3 years
• Orientation Post-Test
• Sponsoring Researcher Agreement

In addition, Harris Health System Human Resources will conduct a background check on the applicant.  Once the completed application is processed and the research protocol being conducted within Harris Health is approved by the IRB and Harris Health, authorization is granted.

For more information on the authorization process, please refer to the Authorization Handbook or contact Tam Perkins at 713-566-6914. 



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