Clinical Trials Office



The LSUHSC CTO provides central regulatory support for University researchers through its various resources:


LSUHSC Insitutional Review Board (IRB)

Responsible for reviewing all research activities or investigations involving human beings, with the purpose of protecting the rights and welfare of individuals participating in such research.

LSUHSC Insitutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Responsible for the protection of individuals, research animals, facilities and the community from potential dangers in the use of or exposure to such things as pathogens, tissues or fluids of biological origin, genetic therapy products, transgenic genes, bacteria, viruses, prions and chemicals and toxins that may affect health

Radiation Safety Committee

Responsible for the safe use of radioactive materials and radiation-producing devices that comply with federal, state, and local regulations. Trials requiring radiation safety review should reach out to the hospital where research is being conducted for information on their local committee.