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. For more information on clinical research accreditation: 

Actualité (2015) : La recherche clinique de Saint-Luc est accréditée  

Saint-Luc Magazine : Participer à une étude clinique

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 different clinical studies conducted within the institution.

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

Ethics Committee (CEHF)

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, DSUR for investigational medicinal product studies as well as SUSARs, 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