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The Department of Orthopedic Surgery created the Ortho Research Toolkit to guide investigators through the research process. This is based on the CTSI Research Toolkit, another valuable resource.

Our research committee reviews faculty and resident protocol design and grant submission activities. Our patient-based research efforts are fostered and expanded, and research designs are evaluated and supported.


The University of Minnesota has a long and rich tradition in training individuals to study musculoskeletal biology and disease. This NIH training program boasts a group of highly qualified mentors in state-of-the-art research environments, providing an ideal modern setting for training young scientists. 

Research Ethics

We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.

Commitment to Research Ethics