Research, Discovery & Innovation

Resource Guides

We’ve created these resource guides as a way to highlight the many resources available to researchers at the Brigham. Take a look at the different guides – some are formatted in FAQ style to answer questions you might have while others are tables of resources.

IT/Collaboration Tool Resource Guide

This table outlines trainings for the different remote collaboration tools available to those at the Brigham and Mass General Brigham. The table also includes general remote work guidance and comparison charts compiled by other groups across MGB.

Please also note data sharing policies and guidance.

Alternative Gallery View (view the table in ‘Gallery’ view rather than ‘Grid’ view)

Is something missing? Let us know, request to add an IT/Collaboration tool or resource.

Animal Research Resource Guide

*Note: Mass General Brigham Employee Credentials Required to Login

What are the key groups to know?

  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  • Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM)

How do I get cleared by Occupational Health for animal work?

Email Occupational Health Services for Medical Clearance

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 Animal Research

Where can I find other learning opportunities?

How do I view and manage my protocol?

Note: You must be listed on the IACUC protocol before beginning any work with animals.

  • Insight is the protocol management system at Mass General Brigham. The Animals Module is for IACUC 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 a protocol.
    • Animal Research SOPs/Guidance

Will you be working with potentially hazardous chemicals?

  • Brigham Department of Environmental Affairs
  • Justin Silva, Lab Safety Program Manager

What training do I need?

  • Learning Paths
  • Required Training for Animal Users Fact Sheet

How do I order or import animals?

  • Use the Bioware application to order animals.
  • For questions, contact Procurement in the Center for Comparative Medicine.

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
  • ClinicalTrials.gov
    • 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