Information for Researchers - Genesis Health System

Information for Researchers

The Genesis Research and Grants Administration 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.

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
Conflicts of Interest in Research (GHS) Policy

Contact Us

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

Research Support Office