Initiate a Research Project

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. 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:
  3. Obtain appropriate Steering Committee approval. Steering Committee approval has to be done before the IRB process. Contact the appropriate person listed below:
    • Oncology-related, Cancer Institute: Evonne Lackey | 206-386-2443
    • Heart & Vascular-related, Heart & Vascular: Donielle O'Connor | 206-215-2466
    • Neuroscience-related, Cancer Institute: Caryl Tongco | 206-215-3565
    • Organ Care-related, Organ Care: Jodie Davila | 206-215-4384
    • Perinatal-related, Perinatal: Heather Algren | 206-386-2820
    • Nursing-related, Nursing: Valda Upenieks | 206-617-4278
  4. Begin the research study budget process
  5. 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.)
  6. Submit Research Application through CLICK™.