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Investigator Manual

Study Submission

To submit a research study, please email all appropriate documents to research@tgh.org.

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 research@tgh.org. 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 research@tgh.org 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.

TGH Protocol And Informed Consent Form (ICF) Templates

TGH OCR will review all ICFs and add TGH HIPAA authorization language and subject injury language. If your study requires use of an informed consent, the TGH ICF template may be used. If you are using University of South Florida (USF) Institutional Review Board (IRB) for study oversight, please refer to their website for guidance.