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Becoming a Principal Investigator

The Clinical Trials Office at Baton Rouge General Medical Center offers a variety of services to clinical research investigators. Being involved in clinical trials enables physicians to learn and become exposed to new medical therapies.

Clinical Trials

Sponsored research studies include research projects that are designed and funded by pharmaceutical and device companies and government agencies. The Clinical Trials Office can support investigators who are approached by a sponsor to conduct a clinical trial. Our team provides protocol review, feasibility assessment, contract and budget negotiations, regulatory document collection and preparation, informed consent form preparation, IRB submissions, study coordination, data collection and submission, and guidance for the successful completion of the trial.

Investigator-Initiated Research

Investigator-initiated research studies include research projects designed and led by senior physicians, residents, clinical personnel, and medical students affiliated with the hospital. Our office provides consultation in protocol development and feasibility, information about regulatory requirements, guidance in preparation of presentations and publications of research data, and in-house connections with potential collaborators. We also assist investigators in identifying funding sources for their clinical research when needed.

For more information about clinical trials or initiating clinical research at Baton Rouge General, contact the Clinical Trials Office at (225) 237-1674 or