Resources for Collaborators and Sponsors

Working with Mass General Brigham

Mass General Brigham supports the research activities at our member hospitals. In this shared services model, the research support offices facilitate the administrative, financial, and regulatory requirements of research and sponsored projects that are received by our member institutions, including the following primary research member and affiliated institutions:

Mass General Brigham is an Active FDP Member

Mass General Brigham member and affiliated institutions are active participants in the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) Clearing House to certify its compliance with the Public Health Service fCOI regulations, under the entity names: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, McLean Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Schepens Eye Research Institute, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network.

  • Human Research Protection Program Policy and Guidance

    The Mass General Brigham Human Research Protection Committee has created policies and guidance documents about Quality Improvement (QI) program checklists, study logs, and tools for researchers. 

    View policies and guidance documents 

  • Federalwide Assurances

    Fede​ralwide Ass​urances (FWAs), Institutional Review Board Registrations (IRB), and IRB Membersh​​ip

    The Mass General Brigham Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) operate in compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines pertaining to IRBs as listed below, and with the Federalwide Assurance (FWA) and incorporated “Terms of the Federalwide Assurance for Institutions within the United States” held by the Mass General Brigham institutions.

    • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 45 CFR Parts 46 and 164
    • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 21 CFR Parts 50 and 56
    • International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guideline E6 relating to Good Clinical Practice (GCP), section 3(3.1-3.4), unless ICH guidelines conflict with FDA Regulations

    The following Mass General Brigham institution-specific memos provide information for collaborators and sponsors about the entity’s FWA, registered IRBs, and membership:

    Terms of Federalwide As​suranc​​e and OHRP Database for Registered IORGs, IRBs, FWAs

    The following links to the OHRP website allow sponsors and collaborators to review terms of the Federalwide Assurance and verify ​the IORG, FWA, and IRB Registrations.

    Mass General Brigham Information Security and Privacy​

  • Agreements and Subcontracting

    Multiple Mass General Brigham offices review and execute research agreements on behalf of the hospitals, and issue outgoing research agreements to all types of entities. The offices are identified below with a brief summary of the agreement types reviewed and services provided by each.

    Only authorized signatories, a Mass General Brigham official, or an Senior Vice President of research for the applicable hospital, have the authority to execute research agreements on behalf of the hospitals. Principals Investigators are not authorized as institutional signing officials.

    Mass General Brigham Office

    Main Contact

    Responsibilities

     

    Research Management

    [email protected]

    Operations and administration for Research Management (RM). RM includes:

    • Pre Award
    • Post Award
    • Research Finance

    Research Management - Post Award

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital: [email protected]

     

    Massachusetts General Hospital: [email protected]

     

    McLean Hospital: [email protected]

     

    Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital: [email protected]

     

    Massachusetts Eye and Ear:
    [email protected]

    • Negotiates funded research agreements from non-profit and government entities
    • Negotiates Data Use Agreements, unfunded Research Support Agreements, Confidential Disclosure Agreements
      (CDAs) and Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) with non-profit and government entities

    Clinical Trials Office (CTO)

    [email protected]

    • Negotiates funded clinical research agreements from for-profit entities
    • Negotiates clinical research CDAs and NDAs incoming from for-profit entities
    • Provides Medicare Coverage Analysis and Medicare device petition support

    Innovation

    [email protected]

    • Negotiates funded non-clinical research agreements from for-profit entities
    • Negotiates Material Transfer Agreements
    • Negotiates non-clinical research CDAs and NDAs from for-profit entities​
    • Provides invention commercialization services

    Mass General Brigham Supply Chain

    [email protected]

    • Executes contracts with vendors and suppliers to procure items and/or services, including consultants, data management, or lab tests

    Office for Interactions with Industry (OII)

    [email protected]

    • Reviews personal consulting agreements received by principle investigators (PIs)
    • Negotiates education activity agreements incoming from for-profit entities
    • Reviews conflict disclosures and manages Financial Conflicts of Interest reporting
  • Subcontractor Billing and Payments

    For Su​bcontractors on Sponsored Projects to a Mass General Brigham Hospital

    All invoices must be sent to the mailboxes below for processing. The mailboxes are staffed by a dedicated team that enters invoices into the system and routes them to Principal Investigators and Department Administrators for review and approval.

    ​​For Sponsors​​​ and Prime Recipients

    All questions/requests on invoices generated and distributed by Research Finance for Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, McLean Hospital, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Schepens Eye Research Institute, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network should be sent to [email protected]​.

    Where Should I Send Payments?

    All payments should be sent to the appropriate lockbox address listed below. Should you wish to make an electronic payment and require our banking information, please contact [email protected]. Including reference numbers and PI name along with the check is greatly appreciated and helps us to more quickly identify the correct fund.​​

    Offsite lock boxes managed by Bank of America are used to collect payments from sponsors and collaborators. The lock box addresses for Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, McLean Hospital, and Schepens Eye Research Institute are as follows:​

    Brigham & Women's Hospital – Research (use for items invoiced by Research Management)
    Bank of America N.A.
    P.O. Box 3887
    Boston, MA 02241-3887

    Brigham & Women's Hospital – Research (use for all other payments*)
    Bank of America N.A.
    P.O. Box 3149
    Boston, MA 02241-3149

    Massachusetts General Hospital – Research (use for items invoiced by Research Management)
    Bank of America N.A.
    P.O. Box 3829
    Boston, MA 02241-3829

    Massachusetts General Hospital – Research (use for all other payments*)
    Bank of America N.A.
    P.O. Box 414876
    Boston, MA 02241-4876

    Massachusetts Eye and Ear
    MEE Research
    Bank of America, N.A.
    P. O. Box 412356
    Boston, MA 02241-2356

    McLean Hospital - Research (use for items invoiced by Research Management)
    Bank of America N.A.
    P.O. Box 3951
    Boston, MA 02241-3951

    McLean Hospital - Research (use for all other payments*)
    Bank of America N.A.
    P.O. Box 414248
    Boston, MA 02241-4248​

    Schepens Eye Research Institute
    SERI Research
    Bank of America, N.A.
    P. O. Box 412360
    Boston, MA 02241-2360

    *Includes public and private foundation payments, expense reimbursements, clinical trial payments, etc.

    For Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and MGH Institute of Health Professions, checks should be sent to Mass General Brigham Research Management.

    Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Billed - Research

    Mass General Brigham Research Management
    399 Revolution Drive, Suite 740
    Somerville, MA 02145

    Institute of Health Professions Billed - Research
    Mass General Brigham Research Management
    399 Revolution Drive, Suite 740
    Somerville, MA 02145​

  • Audit Information for Collaborators

    The most recent Federal Audit information and Duns numbers with addresses can be found below. Prior years Federal Audit information can be found on the Federal Audit Clearinghouse under EIN 04-3230035.

    *Please note, this link is best viewed using the Chrome or Firefox browsers.

    Partners HealthCare and Affiliates Uniform Guidance Audit for FY19

    Duns Numbers and Addresses

    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Duns #: 030-811-269

    Address: 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115-6110


    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Duns #: 07-313-0411

    Address: 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114-2696


    McLean Hospital:

    Duns #: 046-514-535

    Address: 115 Mill Street, Belmont MA 02478-1064


    Massachusetts Eye and Ear:

    Duns #: 073-825-945

    Address: 243 Charles Street, Boston MA 02114-3002


    MGH Institute for Health Professions

    Duns #: 605-122-258

    Address: 36 1st Avenue, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA 02129-4557


    Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

    Duns #: 001-655-393

    Address: 300 1st Avenue, Charlestown, MA 02129

  • Institutional Information
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