Investigator-Initiated Research

The Donald Guthrie Foundation provides support for Investigators (Clinicians, Fellows, Residents) who are developing a research project. Investigators should begin their process by contacting the Research & Education Coordinator, Vicky Hickey at to learn more about support services for research at Guthrie. 

The Foundation services include support for:

  • Turning a research idea into a research hypothesis
  • Writing a protocol for IRB submission
  • Determining what type of data to collect and what source of data to use
  • Requesting data from the electronic medical record
  • Calculating sample size
  • Statistical consulting
  • Assisting with posting projects to
  • Developing a study proposal for a grant
  • Navigating the IRB requirements for review
  • Reviewing abstracts and manuscripts prior to submission

Additionally, the team of clinical research RNs and Coordinators provide support for project management including:  recruiting subjects, assisting with the consent process and participant study visits, collecting data and conducting study quality assurance reviews.