This page provides information for currently funded investigators. HEI's research oversight and review processes are different from those at many other funding agencies. HEI works in a cooperative fashion with investigators and keeps in close contact with them through such means as progress reports, site visits, investigator workshops, and its Annual Conference.
Guidance for authors on final reports
Copyright to data, publishing elsewhere
Quality assurance and standard operating procedures
After a study has been approved for funding, HEI's oversight process commences. First, a contract is negotiated with the investigators' institution (see Investigator Commitments). The contract is for one year and is renewable annually. Afer a start date has been agreed upon, each year a 5-month and a 10-month progress report are due. Contract renewal is based on the 10-month Progress Report. The progress reports are reviewed by the Research Committee and staff, and by outside experts, if deemed necessary by the Research Committee.
In addition, HEI requires a comprehensive final report at the end of each study that describes the entire study in detail. We recommend that investigators peruse other published HEI reports to get a sense of the scope of the final report, and refer to our final report guidance and templates for details and submission requirements. The final report undergoes peer review and an in-depth review by the independent Review Committee.
The ultimate goal of HEI's intensive research oversight and review processes is to provide the best possible outcome of each funded study, with high quality results that are relevant to the current policy debates.