Medtronic is committed to the External Research Program (ERP) and evaluates each ERP submission for, among other factors, scientific merit, strategic interest, and degree of new scientific and clinical evidence. Medtronic receives many requests for support of ERP proposals and as a result, not all submissions can be supported.
The investigator is responsible for conducting the study and assuring the validity of the study data. The investigator, and/or investigator’s institution, also assumes the roles and responsibilities of the study sponsor, including compliance of all regulatory requirements.
Please note that Medtronic is a potential “supporter” of ERP studies but is not the study “sponsor.” As a result, Medtronic will not direct the design, conduct, or outcomes of these studies.