We would like to acknowledge and thank our funders for supporting the work of IDEAL:
Our work is intended to improve the ethical and scientific quality and transparency of surgical innovation research. Specifically we are engaged in coordinating the further development of research methodology in this field, promoting education about IDEAL and actively working with stakeholders to create an environment supportive of appropriate and timely evaluation internationally. We would like to acknowledge and thank Medtronic for their funding to support the work of the IDEAL Collaboration. Medtronic funding is provided as an unrestricted educational grant and Medtronic play no role in determining the policy, communications, strategy or activities of the IDEAL Collaboration.