The research from Investigator-Initiated Studies may expand our
understanding of our products and their potential applications. Plus,
it may improve patient care and spark new ideas for further
The AbbVie IIS Program provides an opportunity to academic and
community-based physicians and researchers worldwide interested in
conducting their own research to apply for research support.
Visit the IIS Submission Portal to learn more or to
If you’re an investigator, you can initiate the application process
by submitting a brief summary of the proposed research to AbbVie
through our IIS Portal. IIS applications are accepted on a
rolling submission basis.
For assistance on how to submit an IIS application as a non-AbbVie
submitter to the SPIRIT portal, please refer to the training guide here.
Following the review of the initial submission, you may be asked to
submit a full protocol and final study budget for further evaluation.
We hold protocol review meetings monthly. Submission of a proposal
does not imply or guarantee approval. The committee evaluates
proposals according to their scientific merit, alignment with our
areas of research interest and available funding. Financial and/or
product support is contingent upon full execution of the research
agreement by both parties.
To learn more about our 2019 strategic IIS priorities, download the