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Welcome to the Investigator Sponsored Studies (ISS) Portal

Amgen is committed to serving the needs of patients facing serious illness. We work to advance this mission by developing novel therapies, and also by supporting externally sponsored clinical research. We are happy to receive, review, and respond to unsolicited proposals from qualified health care professionals, scientists, and researchers with promising ideas in areas of mutual scientific interest. The investigator sponsored studies to which we extend support are those that are based on scientifically sound proposals to advance science, clinical medicine, and patient care. We also expect results from any externally sponsored research that Amgen supports to be communicated in appropriate scientific forums, including peer-reviewed publications. This website provides information to researchers interested in submitting a proposal to Amgen for an Investigator Sponsored Study. Click here for more information on Amgen’s pipeline.

Investigator Sponsored Studies (ISS) and ISS Sponsor

An ISS is a clinical study that is initiated, developed, designed, and conducted by a qualified sponsor external to Amgen who assumes sole responsibility for the conduct of the study. An ISS can take a variety of forms. For example:

  • An ISS can involve a licensed or unlicensed Amgen product(s)
  • It can be based on a disease area of interest (e.g., a specific tumor type)
  • It can be interventional or observational, including but not limited to health economic studies, epidemiological research, or analyses of existing data

Amgen will consider external proposals from a variety of potential ISS sponsors, including but not limited to:

  • Investigators/Researchers
  • Healthcare providers
  • Members of the scientific community
  • Healthcare institutions
  • Academic medical centers
  • Colleges and universities
  • Networks and cooperative groups
  • Government research institutions

For interventional studies, where appropriate, the ISS sponsor or appointed representative will hold the Investigational New Drug (IND) application or equivalent clinical trial authorization and be responsible for overseeing the study and/or administering study drug to human subjects.

ISS Overview

Amgen’s decision to support a proposal will be based on its research merit and alignment with our therapeutic development strategies (see Therapeutic Areas and Areas of Research Interest). We have committees of medical and scientific staff from different therapeutic areas, and these committees review external research proposals on a regular basis. Amgen will communicate feedback for a proposal generally within 40 days of receiving a complete submission. If a sponsor is invited to submit a full protocol, it also will be reviewed by a committee of medical and scientific staff. Please note that Amgen's interest in a proposal does not guarantee we will ultimately support the submitted protocol.

Amgen's financial and product support are subject to execution of Amgen's standard research agreement. Prior to proceeding with a proposal, please review Amgen's required legal terms with your institution to ensure alignment. As required by law, we disclose financial support provided to researchers and their institutions.

Process Summary


  • Initiate ISS proposal and submit to Amgen
  • Submit CV and preliminary funding request
  • Sign Confidential Disclosure Agreement (as applicable)
  • Review proposal
  • Communicate decision to decline proposal or invite submission of full protocol for review
  • Initiate Confidential Disclosure Agreement (as applicable)

1. Proposal Review

  • Develop full protocol and submit to Amgen
  • Review protocol
  • Communicate decision to decline or support protocol

2. Protocol Review

  • Submit detailed budget to Amgen (as applicable)
  • Provide required documents
  • Confirm location of sites for drug shipment
  • Execute research agreement
  • Perform Fair Market Value assessment
  • Review all required documents
  • Initiate and execute research agreement
  • Ship drug to site(s)

3. Start-Up

  • Conduct study
  • Provide safety reports and study updates per research agreement
  • Manage drug supply inventory (as applicable)
  • Submit invoices for contractual milestones
  • Monitor progress and provide appropriate safety and regulatory updates
  • Manage ongoing drug supply shipments
  • Verify completion of contractual milestones and issue payments

4. Conduct

  • Submit final study report and manuscript, as applicable, in accordance with research agreement
  • Support closeout reconciliation (safety reports, drug supply, milestone invoices)
  • Reconcile final deliverables against research agreement
  • Issue final milestone payment

5. Close-Out

Requirements and Responsibilities of Sponsor

Requirements that need to be met for Amgen to consider support of your ISS proposal (and potential ensuing protocol) include, but are not limited to the following:

  • You are qualified in terms of background, education, and experience to conduct and complete the proposed research
    • You are not debarred, disqualified, restricted or excluded from engaging in activities relating to development or approval of drugs by any regulatory authority
    • If research involves treatment of patients, your license is current
  • You assume all responsibilities and obligations to comply with all relevant laws and regulatory requirements (e.g. Good Clinical Practice and safety reporting regulations)
  • You or your appointed representative holds the IND or equivalent clinical trial authorization (as applicable)
  • You provide safety reports to Amgen, in accordance with the research agreement
  • You provide study status updates in accordance with the research agreement
  • You submit the final study report and manuscript, as applicable and in accordance with the research agreement

Areas of Research Interest

Amgen will only provide support for an ISS with research merit that aligns with Amgen’s product specific strategy and areas of research interest. A summary of the areas of research interest can be found by clicking on the appropriate therapeutic area link below.


Product: Evenity® (romosozumab)

Areas of Research Interest
  • Advancing the understanding of the burden of fragility fractures
  • Advancing the understanding of sclerostin biology
  • Advancing the understanding of EVENITY in approved indications
  • Studying EVENITY in situations of high unmet need

Product: Prolia® (denosumab)

Areas of Research Interest
  • Advancing the understanding of the osteoporosis treatment landscape and the burden of osteoporosis
  • Advancing the understanding of Prolia in approved indications
  • Studying Prolia in situations of high unmet medical need


Product: AMG 986

Areas of Research Interest
  • Only Drug Substance will be provided to support ISS
    No Funding will be provided
    - Heart Failure Mechanistic Studies
    - PAH
    - Endothelial Function
    - Metabolic Syndrome / Type 2 Diabetes
    - Exercise Tolerance
    - Sarcopenia
    - Kidney Disease
    - Weight Loss / Obesity
    - Other Areas of Unmet Medical Need

Product: Corlanor® (ivabradine)

Areas of Research Interest
  • Not currently accepting ISS proposals

Product: Repatha® (evolocumab)

Areas of Research Interest
Only studies including adults ≥ 18 years
  • Mechanistic studies - evaluating the relationship between PCSK9 inhibition and non-LDLR effects, immune function, thrombosis , vascular wall biology, effects  on other organ systems.
  • Imaging studies - with a preference for functional/perfusion imaging studies (rather than purely anatomical studies)
  • Patient characterization studies - Subpopulation identification of high unmet need for LDL reduction with high risk of CVD ; epidemiology studies; strategies to improve  compliance and persistence ; solid organ transplantation.


Product: Enbrel® (etanercept)

Areas of Research Interest
  • New insights into Enbrel efficacy in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis
  • New insights into Enbrel safety in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis
  • Evaluate disease states which have inflammatory and/or autoimmune pathology

Product: Otezla® (apremilast)

Areas of Research Interest
  • Mild to moderate PSO and specific manifestations
  • Early / very early PsA
  • Prevention of metabolic comorbidity
  • Prevention of PsA in PSO patients
  • Maintenance of efficacy, including post biologics / persistence
  • Treatment of Behcet's Disease without major organ / severe manifestations
  • MoA of Apremilast, effects on IL-17, IL-23 immunology, specific disease manifestations and comorbidities associated with PSO or PsA, and neutrophilic driven disease


Product: AMG 510

Areas of Research Interest
  • KRAS G12C mutated tumor agnostic studies
  • Exploratory combinations
  • Optimal treatment sequencing and treatment beyond progression
  • Special patient populations
  • Mechanisms of resistance
  • Dosing optimization
  • Pre-clinical and translational research with novel modalities

Product: BLINCYTO® (blinatumomab)

Areas of Research Interest
Addressing questions in ALL:
  • Sequencing with CAR-Ts
  • Sequencing with transplant
  • Curative strategies and expansion of cure fraction studies
  • Addressing high disease burden
  • Chemo sparing/minimization approaches
  • Combinations including with other immuno-oncology drugs
  • Home administration and reduced hospitalization
Investigating other CD19 positive diseases in areas of unmet needs including curative strategies and MRD-driven studies

Product: IMLYGIC (talimogene laherparepvec)

Areas of Research Interest
  • Research concepts are not being considered at this time

Product: Kyprolis® (carfilzomib)

Areas of Research Interest
  • Treatment sequencing concepts to optimize clinical outcomes, with particular focus on 1st relapse
  • Combinations/sequencing with immuno-oncology agents in Multiple Myeloma
  • Dosing optimization for maintenance (every other week, monthly)
  • Curative intent Minimal Residual Disease driven studies in Multiple Myeloma
  • Regimens that can safely address unmet need in Multiple Myeloma patients (i.e. elderly frail, high-risk, aggressive disease) and Pediatric ALL

Product: NEUPOGEN® (filgrastim) / Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim)

Areas of Research Interest
  • Myelosuppressive potential role of Neupogen/Neulasta and myelosuppressive chemotherapy
  • Research that address febrile neutropenia burden
  • Research that address relative dose intensity, febrile neutropenia risk assessments, barriers to appropriate use

Product: Nplate® (romiplostim)

Areas of Research Interest
  • Immune thrombocytopenia (Nplate use in First line and/or in combination with other ITP therapies/immunotherapies, Mechanism of Action in ITP)
  • Chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia (Hematologic Malignancies, Pediatric)
  • Other areas that may be evaluated (e.g. Aplastic Anemia in 1st line setting, Mechanism of action in Aplastic Anemia; Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation; Primary Immunodeficiency; autoimmune diseases, role and clinical value in relation to COVID-19 pandemic, Dengue fever and similar situations)

Product: Vectibix® (panitumumab)

Areas of Research Interest
  • Biomarkers in colorectal cancer
  • Epidermal growth factor receptor resistance in colorectal cancer
  • Combination studies and treatment sequencing in colorectal cancer

Product: XGEVA® (denosumab)

Areas of Research Interest
  • Potential anti-tumor effects
  • Skeletal related events (Preference / Compliance / Tolerability / Quality of Life / Pain)
  • Health economic evaluations


Product: Aimovig™ (erenumab)

Areas of Research Interest
  • CGRP-related preclinical and clinical pharmacology studies
  • Studies on migraine pathophysiology, burden of disease, and real-world impact of migraine
  • Potential role of Erenumab in conditions in which CGRP dysregulation may occur
  • Therapeutic role of Erenumab in migraine


Product: Aranesp® (darbepoetin alfa)

Areas of Research Interest
  • Not currently accepting ISS proposals

Product: EPOGEN® (epoetin alfa)

Areas of Research Interest
  • Not currently accepting ISS proposals

Product: Parsabiv™ (etelcalcetide)

Areas of Research Interest
  • New insights into Parsabiv efficacy in Secondary Hyperparathyroidism and associated labs (Ca, Phos, PTH)
  • New insights into use of Parsabiv and its tolerability profile, such as in those who have failed prior use of cinacalcet
  • Evaluate benefit of IV administration with Parsabiv
  • Use in home hemodialysis

Contact Information

For any questions pertaining specifically to the requirements of your ISS proposal submission, contact your Amgen Medical Science Liaison (MSL) or email us at Web-ISS-Query@amgen.com

Nonclinical proposal for which funding is being requested

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