The St.Vincent Research and Regulatory Affairs Department is the core of a robust infrastructure that serves researchers throughout the St.Vincent Health System. This centralized office:
- Supports the two St.Vincent IRBs oversee research at all St.Vincent Health Ministries
- Facilitates the processing of all clinical research budgets and contracts
- Serves as a research performance advisory resource for investigators and research staff, including study compliance auditing, protocol development support, and biostatistical services.
- Provides research financial compliance services including preparation of Coverage Analysis/Billing Grids, and ongoing financial study account oversight
The St.Vincent Health Clinical Research Program supports the Ministry's Core Values of Creativity and Wisdom through the courageous innovation of new approaches to serve and care for our patients, and the translation and integration of the best of those approaches into our healing ministry. Research directly improves the quality, safety and evidence-based care provided to our patients and community, opens channels to provide care for those who otherwise may not have access, and raises the academic level and reputation of our institution.
The Mission of the St.Vincent Research and Regulatory Affairs Department is to provide infrastructure support both for the St.Vincent Health Clinical Research Program as a whole, and specifically for the St.Vincent Institutional Review Boards ("IRBs") which oversee human research subject protection across St.Vincent Health. IRBs are formally designated to approve, monitor, and review research involving humans with the aim to protect the rights and welfare of the research subjects and minimize risk. We are committed to the protection of research subjects and excellence in research performance.