Research at Children’s: Overview

At Children’s Minnesota, we focus on research and innovations that are completely kid- and family-focused. From improving day-to-day quality of life for children and teens to adopting cutting-edge technologies — we never stop reimagining health care. We will never stop looking for better ways to serve the most amazing people on earth.

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Recent research at Children’s

In 2016, we had 456 open research studies, 252 open clinical trials, 134 peer-reviewed publications, and $13.4 million from industry contracts and federal, state and foundation sponsors.

Learn what our researchers have been investigating lately:

  • Research highlights: Find out about current research projects, and read abstracts from a few recently completed research studies
  • Clinical trials: Learn what clinical trials are, and see a list of current clinical trials at Children’s
  • 2016 publications (PDF): See a list of all research published by Children’s investigators in 2016

Research Institute support for researchers

Learn about the Children’s Minnesota Research Institute (CMRI) team and the services we provide for investigators at Children’s:

Research Mission and Vision

Children’s Minnesota is engaged in many types of research, including investigator-initiated studies (led by a Children’s clinician) as well as externally sponsored multi-center trials, observational studies and registries. We support new and established investigators in all stages of research development, implementation and analysis. The work we do enables our investigators to explore novel ways to deliver life-saving treatments, manage pain and symptoms and develop new methods for preventing or treating childhood diseases.

Research mission

Our mission is to collaborate with investigators and generate new knowledge that benefits children and strengthens our capacity to serve the community.

Research vision

All clinical programs will engage in research to improve care and contribute to the field of knowledge.


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