Participate in Research

At Mass General Brigham, we know the importance of research and innovation, and our patients' role in it.

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Our hospitals and staff want to provide you with the best care possible. Research studies help us find new and better ways to care for you. Our founding hospitals have a long tradition of medical breakthroughs, from the first use of ether for surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital to the first successful organ transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Almost every treatment, test, drug, or medical device is a result of successful research, dependent on patients like you.

Rally for Research with Mass General Brigham

You can be a part of the next discovery. Volunteering for research is a way to contribute to knowledge about health and disease. You can learn more about your personal health or honor a friend or family member. Some research studies pay you for your time.

Visit our Rally website to find clinical research studies that meet your interests. You can save a search or sign up for weekly e-mails to receive the latest information about studies looking for volunteers.

Find a study on our Rally website 

Research Navigator Office

If you are a patient at Mass General Brigham, you have access to even more opportunities than the general public to learn about research. Our researchers might contact you about studies that you may be interested in. You can decide if you want to learn more or participate in the study. Your care will not be affected, whether or not you choose to join a research study.

 

You can contact the Research Navigator Office at 857-282-5370 to get answers to your questions or opt out of hearing about these studies.

 

Learn more about research for Mass General Brigham patients

Biobank

The Biobank is a large research program designed to help researchers learn how people’s health is affected by their genes, lifestyle, and environment. By participating, you can help us better understand, treat, and even prevent the diseases that might affect your health and the health of future generations. We are looking for thousands of participants of all ages and backgrounds.

Join the Biobank today

COVID-19 studies

Researchers across our system are working on COVID-19 projects to help understand this novel virus and the impact on our health. Join the investigation and consider one these opportunities to participate in a COVID-19 study.

Learn more about COVID-19 research studies