At the TidalHealth Richard A. Henson Research Institute best practices are an ever-changing goal. Integration of our clinical trials with patient care helps us create the best model to achieve our objectives.
Patients have been enrolling in our translational research studies for almost 30 years. In 2017, thanks to a generous donation from the Richard A. Henson Foundation, we opened in a newly renovated location at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional.
The TidalHealth Richard A. Henson Research Institute enhances the community’s access to medical research for our community. It serves as the centralized hub of knowledge and resources that researchers use to strengthen the coordination of care and intensive follow-up required to manage patients enrolled on clinical research protocols.
The Institute helps healthcare practitioners at TidalHealth to provide patients with state of the science clinical trials and observational studies through its partnerships with leading organizations such as the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network, national cooperative groups of the National Cancer Institute and the healthcare industry.
For Healthcare Professionals
Welcome to the TidalHealth Richard A. Henson Research Institute
TidalHealth utilizes an internal Research Review Committee (RRC) to review and grant preliminary approval for research conducted at TidalHealth. This is not Institutional Review Board oversight, but a committee appointed by TidalHealth to ensure research studies meet the mission and goals of our health system.
TidalHealth outsources Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval and oversight responsibilities in a contractual relationship with Western Institutional Review Board and Copernicus Group Independent Review Board (CGIRB). If you desire to have TidalHealth provide IRB oversight using one of its IRB partners, please be advised there are fees incurred by the principal investigator for use of these services. Fee schedules are available on the websites of each of the respective IRBs.
Below you will find valuable information, forms and instructions to help navigate TidalHealth’s Research Review Committee approval process.
Forms and Information