Improving patient care and the health of our community through research and education.

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The Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (MMRF) is a subsidiary of Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., and operates as the research arm of Hennepin County Medical Center, an acute care research and teaching hospital in Minneapolis. MMRF is the third-largest nonprofit medical research organization in Minnesota and consistently ranks in the top ten percent of all institutions receiving research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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New policy on the dissemination of NIH-funded clinical trial information goes into effect January 18, 2017

image of the new policy logoEarly next year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will expand its registration requirement to all clinical trials funded in whole or in part by the NIH. NIH funded Principal Investigators will now be expected to ensure that all trials are registered at, and that the studies’ summary results information is submitted to site in a timely manner. Click here to read more. . . . is changing the way applicants apply for grants

grantsdotgov-logo is updating its process to make it easier for applicants to apply for federal grants. In December 2017, will phase out the Legacy Application Package, and applicants will instead apply through Workspace.  Read the full story. . .


IRB marks 50 years of protecting the rights and welfare of human research subjects at MMRF and HCMC

HSRC-IRB-50-resizedFor half a century, an Institutional Review Board (IRB) has been reviewing, approving and monitoring research involving human subjects at the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (MMRF) and Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC).  When the IRB began in 1966, it was called the Research Advisory Committee. In 1987, it was renamed the Human Subjects Research Committee (HSRC). In July 2016, the board commemorated its 50th Anniversary. Read more. . . . . 


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