The Dignity Health Research Institute works to foster successful research sponsor relationships of all types including commercial, federal, non-profit and investigator initiated endeavors. DHRI provides start-to-finish clinical research services, resources and clinical trials oversight to all facilities engaged in research and works to connect prospective research sponsors to Dignity Health investigators, IRB’s, and patient populations.
Please see the links and resources below for Dignity Health sponsors wishing to open clinical trials and/or partner with Dignity Health on new research opportunities. For further questions, please contact us at 916-851-2283 or by emailing us at [email protected]
You can also view Our Services PDF here.
Dignity Health follows a standard research review and approval process for all facilities engaged in research. Dignity Health Research Institute manages this process when any research endeavor requires access to Dignity Health patients, patient data, employees, medical staff, health care services and/or use of our campuses.Click here for a more detailed description of this process.
Dignity Health is host to a large network of hospitals, clinics and clinical service line focused research programs.The interactive map below is a resource for you to learn more about our research sites, our research teams and their clinical research focus.
Dignity Health serves a very large and diverse patient population which makes Dignity Health an attractive institution to engage and partner around clinical research, innovation and discovery on a broad range of health care topics. Please contact DHRI for more information while we develop an online resource to share more about our patient populations and demographics.
- Partnerships with Industry
Dignity Health would not be able to offer as many clinical trial opportunities to our patients as we do without our industry partners that work with DHRI, our physicians and research teams to offer drug, device and other multi-site national clinical trials.Please contact DHRI for more information about our industry research partners or becoming an industry research partner with Dignity Health.
- Partnerships with Academic Institutions
While Dignity Health’s primary mission is to focus on our general community health care needs we very much desire to work with academic institutions when such research meets our mission and we have the necessary resources in place for successful research collaborations. Please contact DHRI for more information about our academic research partners or becoming an academic research partner with Dignity Health.
- Partnerships with Federal Agencies
Dignity Health participates in many federally funded multi-site clinical trials and other research endeavors funded by federal grants awarded to Dignity Health and/or our academic partners that work with Dignity Health investigators and research teams. Please contact DHRI for more information about our federally funded clinical trials, research programs and/ or learning more about how to obtain federal funding for a new clinical research endeavor.
- Sponsor Invoicing
- Coverage Analysis
- Grants Management
- Research Planning
- Business Development
- Community Outreach
- Marketing & Communications
- IRB Operations & Management
- Training & Education
- Research Quality Assurance & Monitoring
- Research Compliance Oversight
- Policies & Procedures
- Market & Site Clinical Research Support
- New Protocol/Research Feasibility Review
- General Protocol Management Oversight
- Research Operations Oversight & Management
- Supervisions of Research Coordination Staff
An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee charged with protecting the rights and welfare of people participating in research activities. The IRB reviews and approves research applications involving human subjects, provides ongoing oversight to ensure regulatory compliance, and assures that the risks to research subjects are minimized and participation by these subjects is done so on a voluntary, informed basis. Both the Food and Drug Administration and the Office for Human Research Protections set the guidelines and regulations governing human subjects research and establish the authority granted to the IRB. The IRB highly encourages all investigators, coordinators, sponsors and research volunteers to contact the IRB for questions, advice or concerns at any time. Any questions, concerns or suggestions will be responded to in a confidential and professional manner.