Research Site Approvals

Human research studies proposed to occur at one or more of our affiliated performance sites require site approval before any research-related activities may begin at the site.

All Performance Site Approval forms are submitted through Velos, a UT Southwestern Medical Center research management system


Access to Velos requires a valid ID and password for UT Southwestern, Parkland Memorial Hospital, or Children’s Healthâ„ . If you do not have access and need to request it, please visit the eResearch Access Request Form.

Note: Site approval is not required prior to Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval.

Tip Sheet - Request Performance Site Approval
FAQCompleting the Performance Site Review Form

Site-Specific Contacts

For questions regarding submission of the Performance Site Approval Form, please contact:

  • Ambulatory Services: Stacey Clark at 214-648-0402, or
  • Children’s Healthâ„ : Deborah Town, Director, Research Administration, at 214-456-2253 or
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System: Research Administration, 214-590-0359.
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital: Matt Ferguson, Research Program Administrator, at 214-559-7620 or
  • UT Southwestern University Hospitals: Jean Hoyt-Sehnert at 214-645-1121, mail code 9238 (Attn: Jean Hoyt-Sehnert), or