Kaiser Permanente has a long history of conducting health services and medical research that addresses health care policy, quality of care, and quality of life. The results have yielded findings that affected not just the practice of medicine within the organization, but also for society-at-large.
For Kaiser Permanente, research is an essential part of what it means to be a learning health care organization, answering questions of quality, affordability, access, and population health. Kaiser Permanente research drives the generation of knowledge to inform clinical decision-making and ensure innovation, quality, safety, and value in health care.
Kaiser Permanente researchers address critical issues like cancer, cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, and health care delivery improvement by leveraging our research expertise, rich data sources, and delivery system environment.
Kaiser Foundation Research Institute provides research administration leadership and support to our research program.
Transparency is the hallmark of an ethical research organization. It is therefore essential that the involvement a researcher or his/her immediate family may have with sponsors be transparent and disclosed. Compliance with federal regulations and institutional policies concerning conflicts of interest is essential.
When KP determines that an investigator engaged in federally funded research has a significant financial interest, as defined in the federal regulations and our policy, and that this significant financial interest meets the definition of a financial conflict of interest, or FCOI, details of the FCOI are reported to the federal government. In addition, certain details are made available to the general public.
The following are details of FCOIs that KP has reported to the federal government. Questions may be directed to Kaiser Permanente’s National Compliance Research Support Program at NCRSP@kp.org.
There are no financial conflicts of interest to report at this time. The information provided is current as of June 1, 2021 and is subject to updates on at least an annual basis and within 60 days of the institution's identification of a new financial conflict of interest.
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