Initiate a Research Project at Swedish

If you wish to conduct research through Swedish Medical Center, follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Be sure your study qualifies for review by a Swedish affiliated IRB 
  2. Submit a Protocol Initiation Form (PIF) 
  3. Contact one of the following managers in the appropriate area of study, regarding research contracts and/or agreements for the research activity you wish to begin:

    Department Manager Phone E-Mail
    Heart & Vascular  Research Tracie  Granger (206) 215-2466 tracie.granger@
    Clinical Trials Unit Heather Algren (206) 386-2820 heather.algren@
    Neuroscience Selma Luedtke (206) 320-3695 selma.luedtke@
    Oncology Patra Grevstad (206) 386-2442 patra.grevstad@
    Organ Care Terri Spinelli (206) 215-3063 terri.spinelli@
    Perinatal Medicine Heather Algren (206) 386-2820 heather.algren@
    Other Research Center (206) 215-3100
  4. Obtain appropriate Steering Committee approval. Steering Committee approval has to be done before the IRB process. Contact the appropriate person listed below:

    Subject SteeringCommittee Contact
    Oncology-related Cancer Institute  Desiree Iriarte
    (206) 386-2443
    Heart & Vascular-related Heart & Vascular Tracie Granger
    (206) 215-2466
    Neuroscience-related Neuroscience Tracie Granger
    (206) 215-2466
    Organ Care related Organ Care Terri Spinelli
    (206) 215-3063
    Perinatal-related Perinatal Heather Algren
    (206) 386-2820
    Nursing-related Nursing Valda Upenieks
    (206) 617-4278
  5. Begin the research study budget process
  6. Begin the education in the ethical conduct of human subjects in research requirement, if not previously completed. (Please Note: This education requirement must be met before the approval of your research activity is completed.) 
  7. Submit Research Application through IRIS™.