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Research Consultation and Collaboration

The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research has a 60-year history of successful collaboration with other research organizations built on a foundation of rigorous epidemiologic investigation in a large, well-characterized population.

We provide support and direction to clinician researchers with all aspects of collaborating, planning, and conducting clinical research within Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

For Kaiser Permanente Physicians, Nurses, Researchers, and Staff

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  • Biostatistical Consulting Unit support for GME-sponsored research projects and Community Health research proposals
  • Clinical Trials Program consultation on a proposed trial or a Single Patient Use, Expanded Access, or Compassionate Use product
  • Delivery Science and Applied Research program to support clinicians leading operationally important research
  • Other support from the Division of Research, including grant and contract arrangements and data sharing agreements

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Research Determination

Request a Research Determination Office consultation regarding whether a project meets the definition of research involving human subjects, needing IRB approval.

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For Researchers and Funders outside of Kaiser Permanente

Request a consultation to seek a KP leader or collaborator for a project.

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For Kaiser Permanente Members

KP Research Bank

Kaiser Permanente Research Bank

Help drive medical breakthroughs in 2 simple steps. Take part in a research study that will help us learn how people’s health is affected by genes, behaviors, and the environment.



Designed for patients and caregivers. Find information about ongoing clinical trials and research studies conducted in all Kaiser Permanente regions as well as answers to frequently asked questions about participating in a research study.

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