Collaborative Activities with Banner Heath

Banner Health (BH) is the University of Arizona's academic medical partner. This partnership is governed by an Academic Affiliation Agreement (AAA). Research studies covered by the AAA are known as “covered studies”. Covered studies must meet the two following criteria:

  1. Principal Investigator (PI) is a Banner University Medical Group (BUMG) faculty physician (MD, DO, MBBS) and holds a University of Arizona faculty title; and 

  2. Research involves one or more BH resources:

  • Research involves a select site (BUMC-T, BUMC-South, BUMC-P, or BH clinics)

  • Potential study subjects have or had a treating relationship with BH

  • Data is being collected on BH patients

  • Biological samples are being collected on BH patients

Research studies that do not meet these two criteria are known as “non-covered studies”. These are studies conducted by a PI who is not a BUMG faculty physician.  Please contact our office with questions.

Banner Research Support Services Catalog

Banner Research provides enterprise-wide reserach strategy and program support for Banner Health and the University of Arizona through an academic affiliation agreement.  This gives Banner the opportunity to build synergy among their various research efforts, have consiistent management of grants and trials, and work closely with their clinical and academic partners to conduct cutting-edge and compliant clinical studies.  To support these efforts from a data perspective, Banner Research also coordinates with Banner IT to provide tools that can assist researchers.

Banner Clinical Trial Senior Managers (CTSM)

Please look for your discipline to find your corresponding CTSM contact.

Sydney Goosen Sydney Goosen
  • Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Clinical Teaching, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Immunobiology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Oncology - Adult & Pediatric, Physiology, Radiation Oncology
 Carol Elliott
  • A2DRC, Animal & Biomedical Science, Arthritis Center, Arizona Center on Aging, Academic & Student Affairs, Emergency Medicine, Family & Community Medicine, Genetics, Genomics & Precision Medicine, Geriatrics, General Internal and Palliative Medicine, Inpatient Medicine, Medical Administration, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Nursing, OBGYN, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public Health, Pulmonary, Allergy, Crticial Care, & Sleep Medicine, Rheumatology, Translational & Regenerative Medicine, Urology
 Laura Tank
  • Anesthesiology, Biomedical/Biosystem Engineering, Cardiology & Sarver Heart, Center for Integrative Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Medical Imaging, Opthamology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Surgery
 Robert Flynn
  • COM-Phoenix - All Departments/Disciplines, Humanitarian Use Devices (system-wide), Expanded Access Programs/Compassionate Use (system-wide)

Banner Security Badges

If you're a University of Arizona Researcher and require access to a restricted area at Banner. Please, fill out the Request form below and specify the exact area you need access to. Please, attach your IRB approved letter and protocol with your request. When submitting your request, please title the subject line of your email "Badge Request".

Email completed request form to Badge Request.

  • Badge request takes approximately 24 hours to process.
  • Level access takes approximately 48 hours to process.

Research Feasibility Review

Required for all protocols that involve research being conducted at a BH site, BH services, patients with a treating relationship with BH (past/present), data or specimen collection, etc. Click here to download an adobe .pdf of CRC Meeting Presentation.

CERNER Training & Access

CERNER is the electronic health records (EHR) system used by Banner Health. Research staff must receive training to obtain access.
  1. Contact Banner Learning Center to schedule a time for training.
    1. UA employees should select the "External Learners (Non-Employed)" link.
    2. Training has been shifted to a virtual platform. Please sign up for the time that works best with your schedule.
  2. Please forward the following to your CTSM contact:
  3. Your designated CTSM will work with you to get the user account set up with the Cerner team.
  4. Cerner access will expire one-year after it is granted, please contact your designated CTSM to renew.

If you have questions, please contact your CTSM. For a brief overview, please click here.

CERNER Access for Study Monitors

  1. Cerner access for external monitors should be made no less than 14 days in advance of their scheduled visit.
  2. Provisions can also be made for an unscheduled urgent monitor visit which will be processed in 24 hours.
  3. To request access please complete the two forms: Monitor Request Form (complete all information in form) & Computer Access Request (CAR) Form.
  4. Be sure to select the "Type of data requested" when completing the Monitor Request Form.
  5. Have your supervisor complete the signature line at the bottom of the CAR Form.
  6. For monitors who have previously had access granted, they will only need their access reactivated for the dates that they will be on site.
  7. Send the 2 completed forms via encrypted email to your designated CTSM. Emails should be encrypted as the Monitor Request Form includes Protected Health Information (PHI).

If you have any additional questions, please call the BUMCP Help Desk phone number: (602) 747-4444 (also located at the top of the CAR Form).


Student Onboarding

Students will need to create an email containingthe following information:
Things to Note:
The process could take up to 30 days.
Students will need to register at My Clinical Exchange (mCE) Website. There is a $20.00 semester fee to use the mCE Website.
Student Onboarding will vet the students with the same requirements as employees:
  • Background checks
  • Follow the drug test guidelines
  • Vaccination verification
Student Onboarding will also:
  • Request Bades
  • Confirm Cerner Training
  • Request Cerner and VPN for students


Banner Cerner Help: Contact the Banner IT service desk at (520) 694-HELP (4357; Tucson) or (602) 747-4444 (Phoenix). Select Option 6 for assistance with Multi-Factor Authentication.

Cerner User Access or Training: Contact Laura Wilkes at (602)839-3266.

Banner Research IT Requests FAQ Overview

Cerner Charge Validation: Email BHRI Finance