Reporting a Research Concern

Asking Questions and Reporting Research Concerns

As we strive to develop medical innovations and become a leading academic medical center, research is becoming increasingly important. As Fairview/ M-Health employees, we have responsibility to ask questions and report concerns about research conducted within our facilities.

Reporting concerns is the duty of all Fairview/M-Health; all concerns are taken seriously, investigated, and if appropriate, necessary action is taken. Details of any action taken may not always be disclosed to the individual who reported the concern, but all concerns are taken seriously and will be investigated. Please note, you have the option to remain anonymous using any of the options provided below.

There are several channels for anyone to ask questions or report research concerns:
  • Talk with your manager, supervisor, or Human Resources (staff)
  • Contact Fairview's Research Administration Department, 612-672-7690 or
  • Call the Fairview Research Helpline, 612-672-7692 or toll-free, 866-508-6961
  • Contact the Fairview Corporate Compliance Department, 612-672-6693
  • Call the Fairview Compliance Hotline, 612-672-2300 or toll-free, 1-866-530-4694
  • Submit via the Fairview Corporate Compliance online reporting option.
  • Call the University of Minnesota Institutional Review Board (IRB) Research Subjects' Advocate Line, 612-625-1650 
  • Submit to the University of Minnesota IRB online reporting option.