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Investigator Sponsored Research

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Independent Research

3M is committed to the support of Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) where a mutual interest exists, expanding the breadth of scientific and technical knowledge related to 3M’s products.

SUBMIT YOUR CONCEPT

Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) includes independently-developed clinical studies or basic research entirely initiated, conducted and managed by a non-company researcher (e.g. individual researcher, institution, collaborative study group, cooperative group) in accordance with applicable legal, ethical, and regulatory requirements. Researchers may request support in the form of 3M product or technology, research funding, or both.

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM CONTACTING A 3M COMMERCIAL REPRESENTATIVE, AS THEY SHOULD NOT BE INVOLVED IN THE ISR PROCESS.

Please contact us directly at HCBGSubmissions@mmm.com for more detailed information about how to apply, including documentation requirements, submission guidelines and the review process.


Types of Research We Support

3M may support Investigator Sponsored Research with 3M products, as permitted under local laws and regulations, provided the research contemplated is consistent with company priorities.  Research generally eligible to be considered for 3M support includes:
 

  • Clinical Studies: A scientifically controlled study of a therapeutic agent (device or drug) where human subjects are participating.

  • Non-Clinical Studies/Pre-Clinical Studies: Studies which occur in the period preceding use in/on humans. These studies are in vitro, in vivo and in silico. Also includes requests for Patient Classification Methodology data.

 


Submission Requirements

Researchers submitting to 3M should have appropriate training and knowledge in the applicable therapeutic area; as well as appropriately trained staff and facilities to conduct the research. Researchers should also be adhering to the following guidelines: Good Clinical Practice (GCP); Good Documentation Practice (GDP); and as applicable; Good Laboratory Practice (GLP). Additional regulations may apply.

The following list includes the general requirements needed for submission of an initial concept to 3M. It is recommended that the researchers review the areas below prior to submission of a concept.

All studies require the following information:
 

  • Investigator Contact Information and CV
  • Site Contact Information
  • General Information which includes: study title, product & therapeutic area to be studied, type of support requested, and regulatory status
  • Concept Information which includes: trial design, overview/hypothesis, background/rationale, endpoints, sample size/statistical rationale, and estimated length of study

 

Submitted Concepts will be reviewed by 3M.  Additional Information may be requested, which may include, but is not limited to: additional scientific information (i.e. protocol), anticipated publications, detailed budget, etc. Submission of a concept does not express or imply nor guarantee approval or support.


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