The Harris County Hospital District values the search for knowledge to improve patient care. The hospital district is guided by the principles and guidelines of the Belmont Report and the Patient's Rights and Responsibilities statement.

The research-approval process requires a rigorous review for each protocol to protect the rights of the patients and staff, ensures compensation to the hospital district for the use of resources, and delineates the methods by which principal investigators can access the hospital district facilities, staff, patients and information.

All research to be conducted at/in conjunction with any hospital district facility must be approved by the president/chief executive officer prior to data collection or subject recruitment. The hospital district 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.

The Harris County Hospital District Research Office is responsible for coordinating the administrative review of proposed research studies within the hospital district and serves as a liaison between the hospital district and investigators wishing to conduct studies within its facilities. The Harris County Hospital District Research Office is the primary contact for the Federal Wide Assurance Institutional Review Board.

Research and Sponsored Programs
Harris County Hospital District
Administration Building, Room 187E
2525 Holly Hall
Houston, TX 77054
Phone:  713-566-6914
Fax:      713-440-1384

Contact the staff of the Research and Sponsored Programs Office for the following:

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

For more information on HCHD Research, please refer to the following pages: