Research, Discovery & Innovation

Clinical Research Resource Guide


What training do I need?

Where can I find other learning opportunities?

What resources are available to support my research at the Brigham?

The Center for Clinical Investigation offers a wide range of services to support clinical research at the Brigham. Some of these services include:

  • Protocol Design
  • Biostatistics Support
  • Operational Support

What resources are available to help with contracts and budgeting?

  • Clinical Trials Office
    • OnCore (Clinical Trial Management System)
    • Budgeting Resources (including Medicare Coverage Analysis)

Where should I manage my data?

Researchers capture and manage data in many different ways:

  • Electronic Data Capture (EDC) Systems
  • All Researchers must create a LabArchives account:
    • Brigham Quick Start Guide to Activation
    • Quick Tips
    • Guide to LabArchives and Clinical Research

How do I view and manage my IRB protocol?

Note: You must be listed on the IRB protocol and delegated the appropriate responsibilities before beginning any clinical research.

  • Insight is the protocol management system at Mass General Brigham. The Humans Module is for IRB protocols. You can request access to Insight by submitting a Help Desk ticket.
    • Access Insight
    • Insight Use Guide
    • Mass General Brigham IRB Website & IRB Policies
    • For Principal Investigators:
      • Create IRB protocol
      • Manage existing IRB protocol

How can I conduct my research in accordance with federal and institutional policies?

  • Mass General Brigham Quality Improvement Program
  • Logs/Templates for Study Management
  • Regulatory Binder
    • Database
    • Trial Registration Information
  • Investigational New Drugs (INDs) and Investigational Devices (IDEs)
  • Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration

How do I use Epic to bill properly?

  • Brigham Clinical Research Patient Care Billing Toolkit

Are you doing cancer research?

  • Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
  • Protocol Management Systems

Other Research Resources