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Scholarship and Research

Our clinical teams are dedicated to the application of new knowledge to patient care. Our dedicated research teams are committed to improving the health and well-being of our patients and to assuring their safety. At Community, "Patients First" is our top priority.

For Sponsors

Learn more about Community's therapeutic areas, research facilities and resources, patient demographics and investigators.

Do you want to conduct research at Community?

If you would like to conduct research at Community, please explore options below for investigators and clinical research coordinators. For more information, please email ORA@eCommunity.com or call 317-621-3840.

Office of Research Administration (ORA)

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) fosters and advances research at Community Health Network by offering central administrative services to support physicians, staff and students pursuing research and other scholarly activity.

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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Community Health Network IRB (CHNw IRB) is your partner in research to help facilitate the review and approval of your research efforts so that the people of Central Indiana have access to treatments and options which might not otherwise be available.

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Community Health Network Foundation oversees all grant-related activities in support of Network initiatives at Community Health Network. Grant seekers will receive assistance from the Foundation’s grants management staff in searching for grant options, developing proposals, applying for and obtaining grants, and managing grant awards from foundations, corporations, and state and federal agencies.

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Investigational Drug Service (IDS)

Community Health Network Investigational Drug Service (IDS) provides centralized management of all drug-related aspects of clinical trials and research protocols including investigational product ordering, dispensing, accountability, and education.

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Scholarly Activity

Creating a culture of scholarship - new ideas for improving care - is a priority for Community Health Network. The Network’s Office of Research Administration (ORA) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) are proud to support the scholarly endeavors of our physicians, staff, and learners.

One example of scholarly support is the representation by the Department of Research for the Annual Multidisciplinary Scholarly Activity Symposium. The academic experience includes peer reviewed oral and poster presentations by medical, nursing, pharmacy, and allied health professionals. This collegial venue is designed to spur discussion and multidisciplinary collaboration in future scholarly studies.

The Multidisciplinary Scholarly Activity Symposium is sponsored by Community Health Network and the University of Indianapolis and held at the University of Indianapolis.

Symposium Details

If you are interested in participating in scholarly activity at Community Health Network please contact the ORA office at 317-621-3840 or ORA@eCommunity.com.