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Investigator Sponsored Research
Frequently Asked Questions

Program Overview

Program Overview


  • Provide support for researchers to conduct investigator sponsored original research that is of interest to Boston Scientific and the medical community.
  • Allow researchers, academic and community physicians and researchers to:
    • Participate in expanding clinical and scientific knowledge in their specific areas of expertise.
    • Improve the understanding of Boston Scientific products or applied biomedical research 
    • Gather and analyze data for publication

Research Committees

Each Boston Scientific division provides a multi-functional committee consisting of experts in science, clinical applications, regulatory, corporate strategy, finance, law, and other areas as applicable. The Research Committees:

  • Receive and review study proposals generated by investigators
  • Approve partnerships that would be mutually beneficial for patients, researchers and Boston Scientific
  • Work with the sponsor of approved research to develop a research agreement and capture relevant results.

Studies Generally Supported by Boston Scientific

  • Investigator-sponsored human subject and non-human subject studies involving populations benefiting from Boston Scientific products.
  • Studies with expected completion and publication dates within one to two years from initiation are preferred.
  • Research in specific areas of interest to Boston Scientific divisions (see main ISR page for current list).

Global ISR Website

We maintain a Global ISR website that supports investigators through their research projects.

  • Allows investigators to submit research proposals
  • Provides a web-enabled database
  • Tracks project progress
  • Enables open communication between investigators and the Boston Scientific ISR team at each step, including:
    • study submission, review, and approval/rejection
    • study progress (milestone based) 
    • study completion 
    • publication
    • Helps maintain “arms-length” from investigators and BSC’s (commercial) field personnel

We are continuously working to improve our ISR site and would appreciate your feedback. Was this information helpful?  Email us


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