External Research Program Healthcare Professionals

OVERVIEW

Thank you for your interest in working with Medtronic to support medical research. Medtronic is dedicated to the development of evidence supporting improvements in patient outcomes around the globe. For more information about research areas of interest, please contact us at erp@medtronic.com.


EXTERNAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS (ERP)

Medtronic is committed to the External Research Program (ERP) and evaluates each ERP submission for, among other factors, scientific merit, strategic interest, and degree of new scientific and clinical evidence.  Medtronic receives many requests for support of ERP proposals and as a result, not all submissions can be supported. 

The investigator is responsible for conducting the study and assuring the validity of the study data. The investigator, and/or investigator’s institution, also assumes the roles and responsibilities of the study sponsor, including compliance of all regulatory requirements.

Please note that Medtronic is a potential “supporter” of ERP studies but is not the study “sponsor.”  As a result, Medtronic will not direct the design, conduct, or outcomes of these studies.

TYPES OF SUPPORT AND FUNDING

The nature of our support can potentially take the form of providing monetary support, products or devices, and/or limited technical support for study activities relating to clinical or non-clinical studies. For more information about budgets and funding, please view our External Research Program Guidelines.

THE IMPACT OF YOUR EVIDENCE

Medtronic supports research to advance scientific and clinical knowledge related to our products and therapies. Today, clinical evidence has become increasingly more important in helping foster revolutionary change that advances medicine. Medtronic supports a small but important part of this need for clinical evidence through this program. The External Research Program is open to all investigators who are interested in applying for support of their independently developed research.

NOTE: If there is a question regarding whether a request is for an External Research Program (ERP) or a Grant, please contact us at erp@medtronic.com. For more information about Grants, please visit Grants and Donations.

EXTERNAL RESEARCH PROGRAM SUBMISSION PROCESS

The image below can be used to help determine whether the request falls under external research or general grants.

  External Research Process Submission