LifeScan IIS Application Process

LifeScan is proud to support research studies worldwide. Currently, we are not accepting new applications for research funding.

The total length of time from application to contract approval ranges from two to eight months, depending on a number of factors.

Step 1. Submit your study concept


You will be asked to provide LifeScan with basic information about the investigator(s), the institution, the study objectives, budget, curriculum vitae (CV) for the principal investigators, and other relevant details.

A LifeScan committee with clinical and technical expertise will review your request. The concept review takes between four to six weeks. If your study request receives preliminary approval, LifeScan will request additional documentation. If your request is not approved, you will be notified by e-mail.

Step 2. Submit your protocol and budget


If your study concept is approved, you will be asked to submit a complete protocol and budget, an informed consent template (if applicable), and other study details.

A LifeScan committee with clinical and technical expertise will review your request. LifeScan will complete this review within four to six weeks. You will be notified whether your application has been approved or declined by e-mail.

Step 3. Review and sign the IIS agreement
If the protocol and budget of your project are approved, LifeScan will take up to eight weeks to generate an IIS agreement. You will be sent the draft IIS agreement for review and approval by you and your institution. It is not uncommon for the contract review and approval process to last between four to six months. When the terms have been accepted by all parties and the documents have been signed, you will begin to receive funding, product, or both from LifeScan as specified in the agreement.

Download the IIS Program Guide

Apply now for support

Before applying, you should know:

How the LifeScan IIS Program works

What types of studies qualify for support

How the application process works

Tips for success

  • Submit all materials in English
  • Organize study information and materials
  • Use clear and straightforward language
  • Respond to requests from LifeScan in a timely fashion
  • Demonstrate that investigators follow good clinical
    practice (GCP)

Submit an application


Apply for support online using Visiontracker, a Web-based IIS management tool.

Apply online