USF Researchers


Study Submission

To submit a research study, please email all appropriate documents to

The required documents are:

The OCR will review the study documents and may contact you to ask questions about how you plan to operationalize the study. There are supplementary forms for studies impacting TGH departments/units or using any TGH services. These forms are not required for initial submission; however, the OCR recommends submission of the appropriate supplementary forms to expedite turnaround for study approval. If you are uncertain, please contact us at The supplementary TGH feasibility forms are:

Note: An abbreviated form is available for retrospective chart review studies with no informed consent, budget, contract, and/or Tampa General Hospital billable procedures or services. Additionally, these types of studies must be submitted to before the study is activated. For your convenience, the submission form can be found here.


Researchers must be credentialed by the Office of Clinical Research to do research. You may submit your study for approval while completing the credentialing process. For more information, refer to the Credentialing section.

USF Protocol and Informed Consent Templates 

TGH OCR will review all ICFs and add TGH HIPAA authorization language and subject injury language. If you are using University of South Florida (USF) Institutional Review Board (IRB) for study oversight, please refer to their website for guidance.

USF IRB – TGH Affiliate Approval

Effective October 10, 2018 for any study requesting TGH affiliate approval within USF BullsIRB system, the affiliate approval process will proceed as follows:

  • Studies will be reviewed at TGH and provided approval to proceed to IRB via the eIRB.
  • Once a study is USF IRB approved, the study submitter must submit all IRB approved documents to
  • TGH will re-review the study and provide a TGH institutional approval letter.
  • Research may not commence at TGH until a TGH OCR Final Approval Letter is granted.