For Study Sponsors

Fairview Health Services has the medical professionals, facilities, and volunteers to support clinical trials for drugs, biologics, and devices. Fairview has grown to more than 22,000 employees working in eight hospitals/medical centers, 48 primary-care clinics and many specialty clinics throughout the state of Minnesota. In addition, Fairview is affiliated with a world-class academic institution, the University of Minnesota.

Fairview Research Administration has the background and expertise to facilitate the process of establishing a clinical trial within Fairview Health Services. We provide regulatory and Institutional Review Board (IRB) support, contract review and signing, budget development as well as management of other research-related business operations.

Research Questions

We invite you to contact Research Administration by phone at 612-672-7690 or e-mail us.

Frequently Requested Information

Fairview Research Administration can assist study sponsors with obtaining needed information or answering questions about conducting research at Fairview. We have provided some frequently requested information below for your reference.

Fairview's Federal Wide Assurance Number: 00000325

Laboratory Information

Researchers and study sponsors often request information about Fairview’s hospital laboratories, such as certifications and lab normal values. Therefore, we have provided this information below.

Lab Accreditation 

For research sponsor required lab information not displayed on the Fairview Laboratory Services website (Lab Director's CVs, licensure), please contact Fairview Research Administration by phone at 612-672-7690 or e-mail for assistance.

Lab Staff Certification

Lab staff are required to complete bi-yearly training to handle, package and ship infectious substances. The training complies with local, state and national requirements. For more information contact the Specimen Management supervisor at 612-273-3710.

Electronic Medical Record and Imaging Systems Information

Researchers are often required by study sponsors to provide information about computerized systems (e.g. electronic medical records) used while conducting research at a Fairview Health Services or University of Minnesota Physicians (UMPhysicians) facility. Specifically, we need to demonstrate compliance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations pertaining to electronic records (21 CFR 11).

Summaries regarding our various electronic records and imaging systems are available for your reference. Please contact Fairview Research Administration for further assistance.

Epic - Fairview and UMP electronic medical record. Please contact for a copy of this information.

The Imagecast system is used in Fairview hospitals for scheduling, registering, and reporting of X-rays and scans

Imaging Systems (i.e. CT, MRI and PET)