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Information for Researchers

St. Luke’s is committed to protecting the rights and welfare of subjects in human research, and conducts a careful evaluation of all aspects of the study and study staff before a study is approved. St. Luke’s Research Regulatory Office assists researchers with the preparation, submission, and maintenance of clinical trials regulatory data.

For all forms of human research conducted at St. Luke’s at entities or facilities, and/or supported by St. Luke’s resources, we abide by ethical principles, regulatory and compliance requirements, and policies and procedures. These activities require compliance to several sources of complex regulations, including:

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations on research with human beings
  • Health and Human Services (DHHS) regulations on research with human beings
  • International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH)
  • Other sources of regulations, policies, and procedures concerning the conduct of clinical trials.

For information on conducting research at St. Luke's, please email the Medical Director for Research, or call (208) 381-8912.

Human Subject Protection Training

St. Luke’s requires all key study personnel, IRB members, Research COI Members and St. Luke’s Research staff to receive human subject protection training. St. Luke’s uses the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) web-based human subject protection program to satisfy this requirement. Training must be completed prior to receiving initial or continuing IRB review of research.

Learn more about Human Subject Protection Training

Conflict of Interest Reporting

All research team members must disclose all significant financial and non-financial conflict of interests related to their research activities and institutional responsibilities.

Learn more about Conflict of Interest Reporting

Study Management Tools

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international quality standard provided by the International Conference on Harmonisation for clinical trials involving human subjects. GCP includes standards on how clinical trials should be conducted and defines roles and responsibilities for research investigators and personnel. GCP guidelines also describe essential documents for the conduct of clinical trials. For more information, please contact us at