Discovering new ways to care for our patients.

At Palmetto Health, our Research Division enables our caregivers to provide more treatment options for our patients and to stay at the forefront of pharmaceutical and medical device development.

AAHRPP Full AccreditationWe collaborate with a number of state and national research institutions while maintaining a close affiliation with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Contact us at 803-434-2884 or

The mission of the Research Division is to improve the health and quality of life for all of the individuals we serve by providing:

  • Patients a supportive and safe environment to participate in cutting edge research.
  • Researchers with a framework of quality, compliant, and ethical services for the development, coordination and oversight of their research.
  • Sponsors the assurance that we’re a preferred partner in research.

The Research Division is composed of:

  • Clinical Trials – provides clinical trial implementation at our facility and provides dedicated, professional study coordination and regulatory staff for physicians/investigators interested in conducting clinical trials.
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administration – houses staff that coordinate Palmetto Health’s two IRBs, which are responsible for the oversight of research conducted on patients.
  • Research Compliance – ensures compliance of Palmetto Health to applicable federal, state, and local regulations related to research.
  • Resident Research – provides mentoring to young investigators, assisting with literature review, proposal development, data analysis and manuscript preparation.

View our Research Code of Ethics

The Research Insider
Read the latest edition of The Research Insider, the quarterly newsletter of the Palmetto Health Research Division.

View Now

Clinical Research Forum (CRF) Meetings

The Palmetto Health Research Division hosts bi-monthly meetings for those interested in clinical research, including investigators, research staff professionals and IRB members.

These meetings are designed to provide pertinent continuing education programs and networking opportunities for the attendees. For more information, call 803-434-2884.

January 12
March 9
May 4
July 13
September 14
November 9

All meetings are held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at 9 Richland Medical Park Dr., in classroom 130. Coffee and water are provided for all meetings. Please feel free to bring your own lunch as tables are provided in the classroom.

For those not familiar with the Palmetto Health Richland campus, 9 Medical Park is located to the right of Children’s Hospital. You can park in the main parking lot in front of Children’s Hospital, or in the parking garage behind 9 Medical Park.