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Researcher Resources

We support Aurora Health Care’s lifesaving medical research by working with researchers to provide the resources they need, when they need them.

Researcher Resources

Successful research is a team effort.

Our patient-centered research begins when innovative researchers and clinicians come up with great ideas for new treatments, procedures or techniques. Our support specialists work behind the scenes to secure needed resources to help important research succeed.


Comprehensive Research Support

If you are a principal investigator (PI) or a program director (PD), we want you to focus on the valuable research that may save lives and improve people’s treatment.

Teams of research support specialists can help you get needed resources and navigate approval and funding processes. You can count on us to support you with:

  • Preauthorization
  • Funding
  • Contracts and agreements
  • Research biospecimens
  • Data analysis
  • Intellectual property

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Animal Care and Usage Committee (IACUC) must approve all human and animal research at Aurora. Learn more about IRB policies and procedures.

Research Services

Research Services We Provide

We provide the support you need to conduct successful research. Find out more about services researchers can access, including:

  • Research Administrative Preauthorization (RAP): All Aurora research projects must receive preauthorization before they can be started or submitted to the IRB/IACUC. Preauthorization ensures proposals meet our high quality, ethical and patient-centered research standards. Learn more about research administrative preauthorization.
  • Grant Funding: Get help finding needed funding, managing your budget and complying with funding requirements. More information about grant funding: Sponsored Programs Office.
  • Research Business Services: If your research involves contracts or business agreements with outside entities or collaborators or transfer of data or specimens, we can help you navigate and manage these intricate arrangements. Read more about research business services.
  • Biorepository and Specimen Resource Center: Contact us to access the biosamples we collect for research purposes, including blood products and tissue samples. Gain access to the biorepository.
  • Research Analytics: Much research today relies on secure data retrieval, organization and analysis. You can benefit from the expertise of specialists in processing and evaluating data. Learn more about research analytics.
  • Research Innovation Development: You can consult us for help understanding intellectual property rights and disclosures related to research innovation. Find out more about our work with innovation development.

Become a Research Sponsor

You can sponsor original research or clinical trials.

Collaborate With Aurora

Bring our expertise and data to your research program.

Make a Donation

Your donation can help fund critical research or help to develop new medical products.

Learn About Our Research

Find out more about our current research projects.


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