Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR)
Galapagos supports external research activities that complement our product pipeline and clinical expertise, adding medical knowledge. This external research can supplement the comprehensive data generated in registration studies by supplying valuable information about the safety, efficacy, pharmacology and tolerability and economic value of our drug candidates and medicines. Galapagos supports external research through unsolicited funding requests. These are evaluated through our Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) process.
Funding approval criteria
To be eligible for funding, the proposed research activity must be
- in line with our product strategy and answering to named data gaps
- intended to contribute knowledge to the medical community
- budgeted reasonably and appropriately for the proposed work.
The ability and experience of the investigator(s) will be considered, and the feasibility of the study will be assessed.
Areas of interest & Timelines
Galapagos is currently open to fund proposals on the following research areas:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- JAKi selective mechanism of action and safety
- Safety of JAKi & Biomarkers
- Treatment strategies & PROs
Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
- Innovative monitoring tools
- Treatment strategies
- Patient Reported Outcomes
- Safety of JAKi
Process for ISR support
If you are interested in applying for ISR support, please submit your request via our ISR Portal.
Your request will be reviewed by our cross-functional committee that may suggest to improve the scientific merit of the proposal and enhance consistency with Galapagos’ approval criteria described above. However, the study sponsor, the principal investigator will have full and final discretion and responsibility for all aspects of the study design, implementation, data analysis, and data dissemination, including compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to research sponsors.
The terms under which Galapagos will supply support are described in a signed contract. Galapagos gives no guarantees that the external research support supplied will fully fund the entirety of your work, and Galapagos is thus not liable for changes in budget after acceptance.