Research Focus Area Contacts by department
USC School of Medicine Greenville Biomedical Sciences
Research Education Series U of SC as Research Resource (v 1)
Academic Research Directors from Affiliated Universities
Lawrence D. Fredendall, PhD
Clemson Director, Health Sciences Center, GHS
Professor, Department of Management
Trevillian Distinguished Professor
Lucia Gonzales PhD, MSN, MBA, FNP-C, A-GNP-C
Associate Director Research
Clemson University School of Nursing
HSC Campus Research Director
Erin R. Hahn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Furman Research Director
Health Science Center
Greenville Health System
Ronnie D. Horner, PhD
Associate Dean for Clinical Public Health
Director & Professor, USC Institute for Advancement of Healthcare
University of South Carolina
Arnold School of Public Health
USC Public Health Research
Matthew F. Hudson, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Cancer Care Delivery Research
Office of Human Research Protection
Greenville Health System
Richard Goodwin, Ph.D.
USC School of Medicine Greenville
GHS Academic Vice Chairs
William Hand, M.D.
Jeffery Edenfield, M.D.
Ron Pirrallo, M.D.
Phyllis MacGilvray, M.D.
Alain Litwin, M.D.
Lori Stanley, D.N.P., R.N.
Kacey Eichelberger, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Thomas Pace, M.D.
Jenny Knight, M.D.
Des Kelly, M.D.
Eunice Peterson, M.D.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
Mike Devane, M.D.
Alfredo Carbonell, D.O.
Please click on the links below to select the form you need to complete your eIRB application.
Click here for a checklist of items needed to submit a new study for IRB review.
NEW! Consent Form Template (This document replaces all previous main consent form templates)
IRB A and B Specimen Storage Consent Form Template (This form is used in addition to the main consent form when specimens will be stored)
IRB-C Specimen Storage Consent Form Template (This form is used in addition to the main consent when specimens will be stored)
GHS Assent Template (This form is used when the study involves minors who cannot provide consent for themselves)
Pediatric Risk Grading Form (This form is required for all studies involving minors)
Scientific Review Form (This form is required for all studies)
Conflict of Interest Form (This form is required for all studies)
Financial Interest Related to Research
eIRB Agreement of Investigators Signature Page (This form is required for all studies)
Other Helpful Forms and Links
Federalwide Assurance (FWA) for the Protection of Human Subjects
GHS Data-Use Agreement
Impacted Services Approval Form – Departments not already on eIRB
Interpretive Services Form
IRB Consent to Participate in Research Form (English Version)-Short Form
IRB Consent to Participate in Research Form (Spanish Version)-Short Form
Prep to Research Form
Prep to Research Memo
Request for Submission to WIRB Form
NOTE: GHS has specific policies and procedures related to protection of data and regulatory compliance and can be found in the GHS Manual of Policy Directives. GHS sign on will be required to access these policies or you will need to request a copy of the policy.
POLICY NAME: Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information – General Privacy Rules;
POLICY NUMBER: S-015-01
If using PHI data from a limited data set:
Data Use Agreement POLICY NUMBER: S-015-05
Data Use agreement form must be signed by senior official with signature authority and downloaded in the IRB submission application.
Principal Investigator must abide by all the policies of the Office of Human Subject Protection. Audits of compliance may be conducted by the Office of Corporate Integrity.
How To Write
Resident Manuscript Template
Corresponds to the preferred format of the Obstetrics and Gynecology journal. In addition to the manuscript format, there are tips to help guide the user through the manuscript writing process. Template provided by Lee Higdon III, PhD, manager, Clinical Research and used by the Ob-Gyn residents.
Research Involving Iinnovative Technology, Products and/or Intellectual Property
Research Education Series
Effective Poster Presentations
GHS Logo QI Poster for External Presentations
GHS Logo Poster for Evidence Based Practice Project
GHS Logo Poster Template for Research Project
Interpreting Confidence Intervals
An explanation by Dawn Blackhurst, DrPH, manager, clinical data analysis, GHS Quality Management Department.
“I Need a Research Study”
A presentation by Stephanie Tanner, MS, clinical trial research coordinator, orthopaedic surgery education at GHS.
Case-Control Study Design
Check out this presentation if you are considering embarking on a case-control study. It contains an overview of the case-control study, and issues to consider regarding matching and bias. Provided by Anna Cass, MPH.
Inside the NIH Grant Review Process
This video follows a mock study session that shows the peer review process for grant applications. Before submitting an application, new researchers should watch this video for insight on how NIH grant applications are reviewed for scientific and technical merit. For additional information on this video and the peer review process, go to https://www.csr.nih.gov/video/video.asp.