Research Process

We know that research can sometimes be complex. However, we strive to make the research process simple and transparent. Our six-stage research process takes a study or clinical trial from ideation to development to close out.

  • Getting Started

    Getting Started

    1. Complete ideation form
    2. Design your study
    3. Study feasibility
    4. Training
    5. Complete Confidential Disclosure Agreement
  • Review Approval

    Reviews and Approvals

    1. Coverage analysis
    2. Vetting by the Spectrum Health Office of Research and Education
    3. Vetting by the clinical service line
    4. Institutional Review Board submission
    5. Ancillary service requests
    6. Contracts / agreements
  • Study Development

    Study Development

    1. Contract negotiation
    2. Finalize budget
    3. Finalize coverage analysis
    4. Submit financial conflict of interest
  • Final Review

    Final Review

    1. Spectrum Health Office of Research and Education sign-off
    2. Clinical service line sign-off
    3. Contract execution
  • Conduct Study

    Conduct Study

    1. Kick-off meeting
    2. Enroll patients
    3. Review enrollment
    4. Review financials
    5. Ongoing regulatory reviews
  • Close Out

    Close Out

    1. Close out process
    2. Evaluate study
    3. Close out meeting