Why Collaborate With GE Healthcare?

GE Healthcare offers collaborating researchers access to technology and support. Research concepts developed by the researcher are eligible for support under the GE Healthcare Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) program. Acceptance of proposals is based on scientific, medical, and health economic merit and alignment with GE Healthcare’s strategic business interests as reflected in GE Healthcare’s strategic research needs. New proposals are considered on an ongoing basis. We value our collaborators, and strive to develop lasting research relationships.

GE Healthcare Investigator-Sponsored Research (ISR) programs provide support for concepts proposed by researchers. These collaborations are designed to result in impactful medical research.


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Proposal Process

Investigators that have an idea, concept or proposal for a research study should contact the appropriate modality research manager for consultation as early in the process as possible. The research manager will explain the GE Healthcare Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) program, answer questions, provide preliminary feedback on compatibility with GE Healthcare’s strategic research needs, and distribute forms and templates for submission.


Proposals are accepted based on scientific, medical, and health economic merit and alignment with GE Healthcare’s strategic research needs.


The GE Healthcare ISR process is designed to be as simple and efficient as possible. We understand that speed is critical to success when acting on innovative ideas. For proposals that meet certain criteria, GE Healthcare is committed to offering a simplified agreement within two weeks of accepting a proposal.


We invite you to learn more by reviewing the process, FAQ’s, and contacting our research managers.


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Our Commitment

Pioneering Collaborative Medical Solutions

GE Healthcare is committed to collaborate with researchers to develop medical solutions that improve patient care. Innovative concepts from qualified researchers help GE Healthcare build the next generation of medical products and practices. These proposals lead to studies designed to develop new technologies and techniques, as well as studies focused on developing more efficient solutions to reduce costs, mitigate provider burden, or increase access to care. Together, we can identify and propose innovative solutions for unmet clinical needs. We value our research collaborators and strive to build lasting relationships that result in ongoing, mutually beneficial, research partnerships spanning many years.

Technology leadership

GE Healthcare is focused on developing new and existing products in a variety of care areas. We work with thought leaders in medicine, physics, and science to push the boundaries of technology to achieve optimal care for patients worldwide. GE Healthcare can help researchers to investigate and develop new hardware, software, and algorithm technologies. Our partnerships are enabling world class technology solutions for medical care.

Driving availability, accessibility, acceptability, and quality

According to recent World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, at least a billion people suffer each year because they cannot obtain the health services they need [1], and over 100 million people experience hardships as a result of health care expenditures that can be devastating [2]. GE Healthcare believes that partnerships with researchers across the globe with innovative approaches will lead us to identifying and addressing care burdens and shortages, and increasing access and adoption of critical health care technologies. Together, we can help to improve the world’s quality of medical care.

[1] World Health Organization. Universal health coverage (UHC) (Fact Sheet N°395). Sep 2014.

[2] World Health Organization. The right to health (Fact Sheet N°323). Nov 2013.