Clinical is part of the mission of the Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, allowing our patients to benefit from innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

The Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc is the first European hospital to receive full and international accreditation for the quality of its clinical research through the AAHRPP (Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program). This accreditation is a quality label recognizing that hospitals follow ethical and quality standards in the procedures, management and organization of clinical research and in protecting patients.

Different types of clinical studies are conducted, which require the participation of patients or healthy volunteers after they have given their informed consent. Find out more about study participationthe different phases of clinical trialsinformed consentparticipation of children and adolescents and the the clinical research fields within the institution.

Take a look at the list of current studies and the list of current registries at Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc.

Clinical research covers different types of studies, each with its own administrative and regulatory particularities. Definitions of the different types of studies and a submission scheme are available via this link


The Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc have set up a centralized clinical research management structure, a "Clinical Trial Center (CTC)". The CTC's mission is to professionalize clinical research in the institution and cover all aspects of commercial and academic research, both economic and organizational.

The presentation of the department, the list of team members and their contact details, as well as the training in good clinical practice are available via this link: CTC


The ethics committee is necessary and mandatory because, as an independent body, it ensures respect for the rights and safety of participants in clinical studies: any clinical study requires the approval of the ethics committee before its initiation. It also takes charge of clinical research continuing review: annual reports for interventional studies, deviations, violations, unexpected events, SAE with death, end of study notifications.

Its location, composition, all practical information and also documents concerning the clinical research continuing review are available via this link: CEHF


Created in 2007, the Cliniques universitaire Saint-Luc Biobank is the structure which, for the purposes of scientific research, with the exception of research with human medical applications, obtains, processes, stores and makes available human bodily material, as well as, where applicable, data relating to human bodily material and the donor associated with it. The objectives and activities of each biobank are subject to the approval of an ethics committee. 


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Update : September 2023