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For Researchers

A cornerstone initiative of the Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute, the Division of Clinical Research works to increase the quantity, quality and efficiency of translating basic science advances into improved care for our patients.

The Division of Clinical Research promotes clinical research by:

  • Supporting clinical and translational research at Mass General through specific centers and units
  • Nurturing the next generation of Mass General clinical investigators
  • Increasing Mass General’s overall clinical research funding
  • Expanding Mass General’s pool of clinical research mentors
  • Providing hands-on support to overcome the logistical challenges faced by clinical investigators

The Centers and Units within the Division of Clinical Research provide a support structure for clinical research, translational research and nursing research, and provide study support via biostatistics consultations and access to the Partners Biobank. Individual units in the DCR provide assistance with omics, patient-centered outcomes research, electronic health records research, qualitative research and more.

DCR consultations and services are designed to provide investigators with crucial study assistance from highly experienced faculty and support staff.

Free Services Provided to Investigators

  • Consultations with DCR faculty (6-8 hours)
  • IND/IDE submissions and project management
  • Assistance with subject recruitment
  • Identification of potential funding sources
  • Budgeting for clinical studies
  • Help with National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCORI) applications

Services Available on a Fee Basis

  • Project Management
  • IRB new application submission