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Become an Investigator

Join our Team of Medical Researchers

Dr. Chitaley

A major strength of the MultiCare research program is the depth and breadth of MultiCare’s integrated health network. Due to this strength, we have:

  • Nearly limitless opportunities for research in multiple settings
  • Many inpatient and outpatient settings with both adult and pediatric populations
  • Among the top three percent of institutions nationwide regarding implementation of electronic health records (EPIC), allowing research in our system to be fully connected within all patient facilities

DISCOVER: Research areas that our Investigators participate in and help coordinate

Research Credentialing

We keep quality, patient-centered care at the forefront of all we do. We partner with physicians and other medical professionals with the necessary qualifications and credentials to provide quality, safe and compassionate medical care to our community.

Research Credentialing is the formal, systematic process of verifying, screening and evaluating qualifications and other credentials that include education, licensure, relevant training, experience and current competence.


Please complete the following steps to ensure clinical research credentialing at MultiCare Health System. Information must be submitted to [email protected] for consideration. At any time, additional training may be requested to support various research studies.

  1. Application: Complete and submit our Credentialing Application.
  2. Licenses: Providers with professional licenses – such as MD, RN, ARNP, PharmD, PA – must provide a copy of their current license with Washington State. Applicant is responsible for keeping all licensing in compliance with state law.

    (Optional) Applicants are welcome to provide proof of any additional professional certifications held, such as ACRP, SoCRA, ORCA or RAC.
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV): Please submit CVs/résumés and include the following information:
    1. All medical affiliations (with addresses)
    2. List of research projects you have worked on for the last three years, at minimum (or most recent)
    3. List of publications
    4. Signed and dated first page
  4. Training:
    1. In order to perform research at MultiCare, applicants must successfully complete Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training, which includes Human Subject Protection Training (HSP) within 30 days of new employment. GCP training may include, but is not limited to, CITI training and Brookwood Academy & Barnett. GCP and HSP training must be repeated or renewed every three years with a two-month grace period, unless otherwise specified. Each employee is responsible for renewing on time. Please attach a copy of your completed course certificates with your application.
    2. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training is required for all investigators – and supporting staff – with access to protected health information. This training is completed and documented upon hire at MultiCare. Refresher courses are maintained through MultiCare at yearly intervals.
  5. Research Practice Agreement: All investigators must sign and submit a Practice Agreement which clearly defines good clinical practices and regulatory expectations to be followed for all research studies performed in accordance with the MultiCare Research Institute.  

Application Review

Upon receiving an applicant’s required documentation, MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation will review the following:

  • All received documentation is completed;
  • FDA’s “debarred, disqualified investigator lists;" and
  • Applicant’s practicing privileges at MultiCare

Once the application review is complete and clear of all issues, the applicant will receive notification of approval from the Research Institute. 

All completed documents must be submitted to [email protected].

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