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At Spectrum Health, we understand that research and innovation will lead to the development of new treatments, drugs, and use of medical devices that will directly benefit our patients. In recent years, research at Spectrum Health has grown rapidly and will continue to do so as we move closer to becoming the national leader for health by 2020.

Our dedicated team works alongside doctors, nurses and other health professionals to support the vast amount of research being carried out through Spectrum Health. Our commitment to quality and excellence in both patient care and research project management serves as our foundation for the work we do. Our involvement on these projects translates to exciting medical breakthroughs and new standards of care for patients, families and our community.

The Spectrum Health Offices of Research Administration (SHORA) is here to assist researchers conduct their groundbreaking projects. SHORA helps researchers navigate the complexities of approval of human-subjects protections, identification of funding sources, and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

The following pages provide more information about research at Spectrum Health including:

  • The current research studies at Spectrum Health
  • The services provided by SHORA to support the research program at Spectrum Health
  • How to engage the various offices within SHORA