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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
ISR Submissions may be made anytime. Only FULL and COMPLETE proposals will be reviewed. Requests will be reviewed as soon as possible; however actual review times may vary depending on numerous factors.
Yes, a submission may still be made.
No. At this time, the system is configured for English only.
The portal system will permit users to save along the way. If there are mandatory fields, which are not complete, the submission will not be sent to 3M. All mandatory fields must be completed prior to submission to 3M.
Yes. Submissions may be withdrawn at any time by either the submitter or 3M.
You will receive a contact from the 3M ISR Coordinator within two weeks of submission to advise of additional information required and next steps/review timing.