Investigator Resources

Le Bonheur Research Grant Application

Le Bonheur's Research Grants Program is designed to promote clinical and basic investigation -- especially by individuals in the early stages of their research career and those initiating new lines of investigation. Click on the following links to download the Instructions and Application. The deadline for the 2020 funding cycle is noon, April 30, 2020. 

Review Process for Investigator-Initiated Research

Le Bonheur's formal review process for unfunded or underfunded investigator-initiated research is designed to improve the quality of the study and help researchers use resources efficiently. It is recommended that the review process be completed prior to IRB submission for applicable studies. Information about Institutional Review Board research requirements can be found in the CFRI "Regulatory Basics" presentation.

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Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics 

Children's Foundation Research Institute team members can offer biomedical informatics and biostatistic support to investigators. Learn how our biomedical informatics and biostatistics cores can help you.

Chart Review Request Process

To request a chart review, please follow the Chart Review Request Process.

Obtaining Trauma Data

To obtain data on trauma patients from our trauma registry, please contact Sam Sheppard, our trauma clinical data specialist.

Sam Sheppard

Sam will be glad to assist you in filling out a required data form so she can obtain the most accurate information you need for your research project, clinical needs or personal knowledge for your specialty.

Clinical Trial Registration

Investigators with PI initiated studies should register and submit Clinical Trials to This is an FDA requirement for some trials, and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) requires registration as a condition of publishing research results generated by a clinical trial.

To register, go to As part of the registration process, you will need to create a Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) account. For Le Bonheur, put under organization – LeBonheurCH. For UT, put under organization - UTennessee

Research Matters

Learn more about the work of the Children's Foundation Research Institute in its quarterly newsletter, Research Matters