Collaborating on raising the standard of care with Investigator Initiated Studies (IIS)

At Coloplast, our mission is to make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. We are committed to raising the standard of care – in close collaboration with health care professionals like you. One of the ways we do that, is through our commitment to advancing clinical evidence of our products or our therapeutic areas. We therefore support investigator-sponsored research to generate scientific data within our therapeutic areas of focus.

Here you can read more about our approach, and we hope to collaborate with you.

In accordance with MedTech guidelines, an Investigator Initiated Study is a clearly defined third-party initiated clinical or non-clinical study supported by a research grant.

Investigator Initiated Studies provide an opportunity for clinicians and researchers to advance their scientific acumen with study-related financial and/or product support. 

We welcome unsolicited research proposals that fall within our areas of interest under each therapeutic area of focus.  All requests must be in writing and outline the type, nature, and objectives of the research activity.  Our areas of interest include:

  • Ostomy Care
  • Continence Care (Bladder Management, Bowel Management)
  • Wound Care 
  • Skin Care

If you have an Investigator Initiated Study idea and would like to apply for financial and/or product support, please complete the study proposal form after having read below information, and submit it to the Coloplast Study & Publication Board (

The submission of an IIS proposal does not imply approval, and any support is contingent upon obtaining a signed collaboration agreement.

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Investigator responsibilities and requirements

As a potential investigator it’s important that you familiarize yourself with what is expected of you. The tasks may vary from study to study, and will defined if your project is accepted. Learn more about what is expected of you and what you can expect from us.

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Purpose and possibilities

Coloplast has an interest in supporting studies with a scientific relevant scope within our main areas of interest. Before submitting your application we recommend that you read about what projects we typically are interested in.
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Submission process

Submitting a study application is not difficult, however it may be useful for you to know the process before starting.

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Helpful links

We have collected a number of links that you may find helpful when preparing your application including the study proposal form and MedTech ethical information.