Learn about research studies
HealthPartners Institute conducts research on many topics and conditions. Research studies are designed to find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat diseases and improve health. This research benefits the community in a variety of ways, such as finding out if vaccines are safe and identifying best care practices for chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Study participants can contribute to the improvement of health and health care, locally and nationally.
Taking part in a research study is completely voluntary. The care team reviews potential benefits and risks with interested and eligible participants.
Our research is supported by funding from:
- Government sources such as the National Institutes of Health
- Private groups such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Drug and medical device companies
Participants have access to significant research opportunities because our researchers work with groups such as the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
We conduct research to improve lives. With that goal comes responsibility. Patients, clinicians, health plans, scientists, the community and many others rely on our methods and findings. To earn their trust, we conduct research in accordance with all regulatory requirements. In addition, our work is guided by principles designed to ensure value, integrity and impact.
Every research study and project at HealthPartners Institute is measured against these principles:
- Impact – Our work improves health or health care.
- Excellence – Our work is done well.
- Partnership – Our work is conducted by inclusive project teams.
- Stewardship – Our work is responsibly planned, and our resources are well managed.
- Integrity – Our work is done ethically and in compliance with regulations.