Resources for Research Sponsors

In the conduct of a clinical trial, a sponsor is an individual, institution, private or public company or organization such as a contract research organization (CRO) that takes the responsibility to initiate, manage or finance the clinical trial, but does not actually conduct the investigation.

Interested in Seton as a potential site for your research? Contact Research Enterprise for information on identifying an appropriate partner at Seton. We’re here to assist you with:

  • Identifying a potential  collaborator who matches  your area of interest
  • Identifying a potential principal investigator with the appropriate patient population and volume for your clinical trial
  • Obtaining general information about clinical research activities, capabilities, facilities and resources and contract requirements

Priority Areas of Interest for Research Sponsors

Seton recognizes the following clinical categories as priority areas of interest for research:

  • Oncology
  • Neurosciences
  • Cardiovascular
  • Orthopedics
  • Women’s Health: Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology
  • Behavioral Health
  • Pediatrics

Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare

As a Catholic Healthcare network, Seton adheres to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare (ERDs) as set forth by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops. Research sponsors should note that Seton requires revisions to the informed consent documents prior to IRB review. The revisions must include the Model Language for IRB Consent Clauses Regarding the Use of Contraception. In addition, the Investigators are required to address these clauses as applicable, during the consenting process.