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Research at Cottage Health

Cottage Health Research Institute

Connect with CHRI

For more information on collaboration opportunities with the CHRI team, call 805-324-9260 or e-mail

The Cottage Health Research Institute (CHRI) is an integral part of Cottage Health. For more than 20 years, CHRI has offered consultation, liaison, and administrative resources to researchers to support the translation of clinical and academic research and graduate and post graduate training for future physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Our medical staff is composed of more than 700 world-renowned clinicians who conduct research and see patients, the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures.

In addition, our unique academic relationship with the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) strengthens our ability to further deliver on unique Bioengineering and Material Sciences technology opportunities that benefit patients within our community.

Research Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my project is a research project or a quality improvement project?

Please refer to the Comparing and Contrasting Research, Evidence Based Practice and Quality Improvement document

I’m interested in research in a particular disease or about a certain medical condition. How do I find a physician who might want to collaborate with me?

Please contact Ann Gianola, Manager of Research Business Development.
(805) 324-9244 ext. 59244

I’m a patient interested in participating in a research study. How do I get involved?

Email and someone will contact you to learn more about your interest in participating.

Now Accepting Grant Proposals

Cottage Health Research Institute - Grant Program

CHRI plans to support up to $250,000 in new funding in 2017. Grant awards are available in $5,000; $25,000; and $50,000 increments. Application Deadline is September 5, 2017.

Download Request for Proposals Document

Questions? Need templates? Contact or call 805-324-9260

Collaborative Research Symposium - 2017

Collaborative Research Symposium

The Collaborative Research Symposium gives researchers at University of California Santa Barbara and Cottage Health the opportunity to present exciting developments in science.

Watch and Collaborate

Cottage Health Research Institute

Cottage Health Research Institute

Office of Research
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
P.O. Box 689
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Phone: 805-324-9260