Shire is committed to broadening medical and scientific knowledge pertaining to its products, disease states of interest and medical practice through the provision of Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) grants.
IIR grants are provided to assist qualified investigators in conducting research they alone have conceived and designed and will execute, analyze and report.
Shire may provide IIR grants in the form of funding and/or material support (including drug products) in response to unsolicited requests from external investigators wishing to conduct an independent scientific investigation.
IIR study designs supported by an IIR grant may include but are not limited to:
- Epidemiological, preclinical (in vitro or in vivo animal) or clinical investigations
- Interventional or observational
- Prospective, cross-sectional or retrospective