The Office of Research Services is currently maintaining a normal work schedule but most staff are working remotely. Please do not bring hard copies of documents (rouing packages, agreements, protocol applications, etc.) that require review to the physical office. Submit these documents, and any queries, electronically to the following mailboxes:

  • aclesi@lsuhsc.edu (Ann Clesi): Routing packets, contracts, agreements and similar documents.

  • IRBOffice@lsuhsc.edu: Standard IRB applications and associated documents.  

  • CIRB@lsuhsc.edu: IRB applications and associated documents for relying on an external IRB.

  • IACUCOffice@lsuhsc.edu: IACUC applications and related documents. Signature sheets can be signed in ink or electronically.

  • IBCOffice@lsuhsc.edu: IBC applications and related documents. Signature sheets must be signed in ink, scanned in color, and emailed to the IBCOffice.

This process will stay in effect until the COVID-19 Work from Home Authorization expires. Thanks and stay safe.

 

Office of Research Services 

433 Bolivar Street, Room 206, New Orleans, LA 70112

504-568-4970 Main Telephone and Voice Mail

504-568-8808 FAX

Welcome to the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Office of Research Services. We are located on the 2nd floor of the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Library, Administration and Resource Center (RCB 206).

ALL RESEARCH PROJECTS must be registered with the Office of Research Services (ORS) via one or more of the institutional oversight committees (IRB, IACUC and IBC). Additional oversight by the COI, RCR and IRE may be required. The Office of Research Services provides the following programs:

  1. Grants and Contracts : Pre-award, sponsored project activity; this includes evaluation and routing for signatures all grant applications, research agreements, and clinical trial agreements.

  2. IRB: The AAHRPP “Fully Accredited” Human Research Protection Program and Institutional Review Board provides oversight for the protection of human subjects participating in research.

  3. IACUC: The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee provides oversight for the welfare of animals used in research.

  4. IBC: The Institutional Bio-safety Committee (IBC) in collaboration with the Office of Environmental Health and Safety provides oversight of bio-safety issues and recombinant DNA research.

  5. IRE: The Institutional Review Entity in collaboration with the IBC and EH&S provides oversight of certain types of research that can be classified as "dual use research of concern" (DURC).

  6. COI: Conflict of Interest Program is based upon Chancellor’s Memorandum #35 “Conflicts of Interests in Research”.

  7. RCR: Responsible Conduct in Research is based upon LSUHSC-NO Policy on Reporting Misconduct in Research, Section 10.7 of the LSUHSC-NO Faculty Handbook. 

 Staff Members

 Web Link, Position

 Phone-Voice Mail

 Jawed Alam, PhD, MBA

 Executive Director

504-568-4985

 Ann L. Clesi, MEd  Grants and Contracts Coordinator

504-599-1533

 Anissa M. Patrick, BS  Conflicts of Interest Coordinator

504-568-1289

 Lynn Arnold, MBA, BS, CCRC

 IRB Specialist

504-568-3779

 Kadie J. Rome, MPH

 IRB Specialist

504-568-4060

 Vacant

 IRB Coordinator

504-568-3214

 Thanh Vu, BS 

 IRB Coordinator 504-568-5174

 Gabriela Dominguez, BS

 IRB Specialist

504-680-9070

 Jennifer Pepping, DVM, MS  IACUC / IBC Specialist

504-680-9350

  Brittany Jones-Bourgeois, BS

 IBC / IACUC Coordinator

504-568-4372

   Quick view of filing requirements for research projects

Type of Research Project

ORS - IBC Registration

IBC Clinical Study

IBC Application

IRB

IACUC

COI

Projects with no lab work or use of research materials and does not require an IRB or IACUC

X

 

 

 

 

X

Cell work or use of any research materials, including rDNA or vectors, that does not require IRB or IACUC

 

 

X

 

 

X

Retrospective or prospective “chart”  reviews, telephone or internet surveys on human population

 

 

not required

X

 

X

Studies that may have human contact but do not collect any biological, pathological or diagnostic specimens (e.g. questionnaire, surveys, medical treatment or physical therapy comparison study)

 

 

not required

X

 

X

When collection, processing, testing, and/or shipping of human blood, bodily fluids, or tissue samples are performed off campus and by hospital/clinical lab personnel who are NOT research study personnel

 

 

not required

X

 

X

Collection and processing human samples for standard clinical  testing (e.g., blood metabolite levels, urine pregnancy test), storage and shipping of blood, bodily fluids, or tissue samples performed by any LSUHSC research study personnel including PI for a specific research project.

 

X

 

X

 

X

Collection, processing/testing human samples beyond standard clinical testing by any LSUHSC research study personnel including PI. Samples will be manipulated with other biohazards, involve the use of rDNA or will be stored in a core lab/repository for multiple research projects. 

 

 

X

X

 

X

Human gene transfer studies (includes naked DNA or RNA, virus based vectors, genetically modified cells)

 

 

X

X

 

X

Studies that collect or use pathological or diagnostic human specimens (e.g. cadaver, discarded teeth) by any research study personnel including PI

 

 

X

X

 

X

Vaccine studies containing human  biological material with recombinant/synthetic nucleic acid molecules

 

 

X

X

 

X

Human xenotransplants or xenografts

 

 

X

X

 

X

Therapeutic approaches for humans that involve the use of biological agents

 

 

X

X

 

X

Use of live vertebrate animals

 

 

X

 

X

X

Use of vertebrate animal tissues or parts

 

 

X

 

X

X

Use of plants, insects or any non-vertebrate animal

 

 

X

 

 

X