Researcher Support & Resources
Mass General Brigham supports the research activities at our member institutions by facilitating administration, financial, and regulatory requirements of our research efforts and supporting collaborations with external entities.
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This office promotes adherence to regulatory requirements and supports the development of ethical business practices throughout all of Mass General Brigham.
Research Core Facilities
The shared interdepartmental facilities of Mass General Brigham bring state-of-the-art instrumentation, methodologies, and expertise crucial to the promotion of research at Mass General Brigham. We allow for more efficient use of resources, promote collaboration among investigators, and further enhance the competitiveness of investigators to secure funding.
Research Management is committed to identifying and adhering to best practices in grants and contracts administration and upholding the highest standards of integrity and fiduciary responsibility. Research Management seeks to proactively address the administrative demands on investigators by providing exceptional customer service to our distinguished research community and collaborators.
Research Applications and Analytics
The Research Applications and Analytics Group (RAA) is composed of IS, analytics, and contract staff responsible for supporting the administrative systems required to manage the Mass General Brigham biomedical research portfolio.
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Mass General Brigham Human Research Office/ Institutional Review Board
The Mass General Brigham Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) must approve all human subject research conducted by a Mass General Brigham-affiliated investigator. The Mass General Brigham IRBs follow written policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal regulations and local laws governing the protection of human subjects of research. The IRBs have also developed written guidance documents that represent the current requirements and/or approach to various aspects of human research. For more information about the IRB policies and guidance or federal-wide assurances, visit the Resources for Collaborators and Sponsors page.
For more information, email [email protected].
Human Research Affairs Quality Improvement Program
The Quality Improvement Program is committed to providing ongoing support and education to the research community. Our knowledgeable staff works closely with you to ensure the optimal conduct of human research within the framework of federal regulations, institutional policies, and good clinical practice.
Mass General Brigham Institutional Biosafety Committee
The Mass General Brigham Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) reviews biological research involving recombinant DNA (rDNA), infectious agents, human and non-human primate materials, and biological toxins conducted at Mass General Brigham.
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Research Information Science and Computing
Research Information Science and Computing supports research by providing scientific services and technology, a centralized clinical data registry, genomics IT, specimen banking, and administrative systems. These specialized applications, processes, and resources support basic, biomedical, and clinical research missions across Mass General Brigham.
Innovation handles a wide range of responsibilities relating to translational research and the management of intellectual property and its associated institutional policies. The group provides investigators and administrators with guidance on commercialization and related opportunities, including intellectual property, material transfer agreements, marketing, licensing, start-up viability, and business development.
Mass General Brigham Office for Interactions with Industry
The Office for Interactions with Industry (OII) oversees, administers, and educates staff about all policies relating to interactions with industry and conflicts of interest. While valuable and encouraged by Mass General Brigham, relationships with industry can raise the concern that the financial and other aspects of the relationship may create conflicts of interest that can bias, or appear to bias, how Mass General Brigham and its employees carry out their charitable activities. OII facilitates the establishment of relationships with industry in such a way that minimize the risk of bias.
For questions related to the OII, please email [email protected].
Mass General Brigham Clinical Trials Office
The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) is responsible for developing, negotiating, and executing agreements and budgets for industry-sponsored clinical research at many Mass General Brigham institutions, including Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Mass Eye and Ear, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Spaulding Rehabilitation hospitals, and Community Physicians Organization (formerly known as Partners Community Physicians Organization or PCPO).
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General questions – [email protected]
Research Support Services
Our consulting expertise covers a wide range of research services, including both pre- and post-award management. In addition, we offer training on these services for research and department staff. For a full list and description of services available, log into the Research Navigator (Mass General Brigham username and password required) or email us at [email protected].
Resources at the Mass General Brigham Institutions
The Division of Clinical Research (DCR) of the Mass General Research Institute and the Brigham and Women's Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI) provide clinical research support programs to enhance translational (bench to bedside) research, train clinical investigators and clinical research coordinators, increase clinical trial activity, and coordinate with the clinical research programs of the Harvard-Dana Farber Cancer Institute joint venture, and Harvard CATALYST, the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center.
McLean Hospital also offers many programs to support the education and training of faculty, staff, and trainees. Information can be found on their Brainwaves intranet site (Mass General Brigham username and password required) or on the McLean Research Navigator site.
In addition, BWH, McLean, and MGH have centers devoted to faculty development, which aim to facilitate career advancement and support professional development.
Learn more about the BWH Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.
Learn more about the McLean Faculty Development program.
Learn more about the MGH Center for Faculty Development.