Information for Researchers

The Genesis Research and Grants Adminisration Office is dedicated to supporting and encouraging clinicians as they seek to combine professional development and research activities with the demands of caring for their patients.

Research Administration Services

We offer a number of different services to assist researchers in carrying out research at Genesis. Contact us at 563-421-7955 or

Services provided include:

  • Research Development and Dissemination
    • Protocol Development
    • Informed Consent Development
    • Data Analysis
    • Manuscript Review
  • Study Budgeting
  • Contracts
  • Clinical Research Coordinator Support
  • Research Billing
  • Conflict of Interest Management
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administration and Support

Research Tools and Templates

We have developed a number of IRB approved tools and templates to assist in developing investigator-initiated research projects. Feel free to use these tools as you develop your study.

Research Promotion Fund

Genesis recognizes that research is an investment, and is dedicated to supporting the efforts of investigators in conducting clinical research at Genesis. We have established the Research Promotion Fund to support unfunded research at Genesis.

Permissible uses of Research Promotion Funds

  1. Unfunded, investigator-initiated studies (e.g., start-up costs, data analysis, supplies, equipment, research staff) – up to $10,000 per study
  2. Travel for investigators, clinical research coordinators and/or research team members to present research findings at professional meetings or conferences – up to $5,000 per trip
  3. Student stipends for work on internal studies – up to $2,000 per student
  4. Poster and/or presentation preparation
  5. Expenses for professional publications (e.g., books, software) necessary to conduct research at Genesis
  6. Expenses for journal subscriptions and professional society memberships – up to $2,000 per year
  7. Expenses for editing services offered by professional journals
  8. Costs of hardware/software specifically needed for a research study
  9. Expenses for continuing education of research coordinators and/or staff

Click here for the Research Promotion Fund Applications

GENESIS EMPLOYEES - Requests for travel and/or education funds must include a completed Travel & Requisition Form. Please leave the Entity Name/Department Name section blank, and have your manager sign the Requisition Form before submitting it with your application. E-mail completed Requisition Forms to

Review Process

All applications are reviewed by the Research Promotion Fund Committee. The typical review time is 2-3 weeks.

Conflict of Interest

All investigators and key research personnel involved in the design, implementation, analysis and/or reporting of a research study must complete Conflicts of Interest (COI) disclosure, annually.

COI Disclosure

Genesis uses COI Smart to track disclosures. You will receive an e-mail from COI Smart annually asking you to complete the disclosure questionnaire. Any changes in financial or associational interests throughout the year must be reported promptly in COI Smart –

Requests for information regarding significant financial interests held by researchers on federally funded studies can be obtained within 5 days of receipt by contacting the Research and Grants Administration Office at 563-421-7955 or

All investigators and key research personnel involved in the design, implementation, analysis and reporting of a Public Health Service funded (e.g., National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration) research study must complete COI in Research training at least once every 4 years.

COI Training

Access the COI Training by completing the following steps:

  1. Login to Healthstream by clicking here
  2. Click on “Catalog” at the top of the page and search for “Research”
  3. Choose “Conflicts of Interest in Research”
  4. Complete the training (15-20 minutes) and send the certificate to

Contact Us

For more information about our research program and IRB, please contact:

Research Support Office