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Mass General Brigham Research Management Advisory Services

Our seasoned consultants are experienced with policies, procedures, and grant regulations and have the full resources of Mass General Brigham Research Management. 

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Don’t miss out on funding opportunities or deadlines. Mitigate compliance and budgetary risks by letting us keep your research funds accurate and complete.

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Skip the extensive interviewing, on-boarding, and training processes involved with hiring traditional employees. Our consultants are ready when you need them.

The Ragon Institute Faculty tapped into the Research Support Services' resources many times and only have high praise for the level of support they received. The Grant Administrators assigned to our department demonstrated a solid knowledge and understanding of the proposal submission process and were able to work well with the PIs, department GAs and the Administrative Director for Research. Overall, RSS provides a timely and reliable service, and the research community is lucky to have this group to support them in the time of need. Thank you!

Marina Boyarina, The Ragon Institute

Research support services when you need it

Research Support Services are an independent consulting firm within Research Management at Mass General Brigham. We service clients both inside and outside of the Mass General Brigham system. 

Research Support Services is here to guide investigators, research departments and organizations to administer the grant life cycle. We provide staffing and advisory services through experienced professionals, trained in research administration, to help you achieve your research destination.

We offer fee-for-service support to help fill gaps with qualified research administrators and to provide advice and guidance on how to structure and organize research administration teams. Our staff can be deployed to meet the short- or long-term research administrative needs of investigators, research departments, and organizations throughout the New England area.

  • Proposal preparation
  • Administrative, budgetary and compliance coordination
  • Entry into internal systems, NIH ASSIST, or other software
  • Guidance on sponsor requirements
  • Administrative support for IRB/IACUC

  • Agreement negotiations
  • Just-in-time coordination
  • Other support

  • Financial reconciliation
  • Effort and salary alignment
  • RPPR/Progress report coordination
  • Spending projections and expense allocation
  • Subcontract management
  • Clinical trial invoicing
  • Guidance on award terms and conditions
  • Prior Approval: NCE/Carryforward 

  • Proposal Central
  • Insight Grant Management Suite
  • OnCore Clinical Trial Management System
  • PeopleSoft
  • era Commons
  • DOD
  • eBrap

  • Staffing, including front-line and leadership positions
  • Assessments of structure, policies, and processes