LSUHSC-NO requires that all LSUHSC-NO faculty members doing human subjects research at Ochsner obtain LSUHSC-NO IRB approval. Ochsner requires that any human subjects research at Ochsner where significant liability would be incurred by Ochsner (namely, drug, device, or radiation interventional studies), obtain Ochsner IRB approval. In non-interventional, minimal risk studies it may be possible to have Ochsner recognize the LSUHSC-NO IRB approval.

Therefore, LSUHSC-NO faculty wanting to do research at Ochsner are subject to two sets of rules: from LSUHSC-NO and from Ochsner. The guidance document describes the process of obtaining IRB approval(s) under these circumstances.