Access the resources of five Harvard Catalyst clinical research centers. Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center (HCCRC)

Program Services

Program Informational Resources

    • HCCRC Sites

      Provides a comparison table of offerings at the five HCCRC sites, as well as details and contact information for each site:
      • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
      • Boston Children's Hospital
      • Brigham and Women's Hospital
      • Massachusetts General Hospital
      • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Research Nursing

      Provides information for investigators on the services research nurses provide and recommended practices and professional resources for research nurses.

The Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center (HCCRC) provides state-of-the-art clinical research facilities and expertise to faculty who conduct human studies.

The HCCRC offers:

  • Dedicated research space
    • In-patient and out-patient facilities dedicated to the conduct of clinical research
  • Specialized research equipment
    • State-of-the-art equipment for physiological monitoring and research testing
  • Experienced patient care research staff
    • Nurses, nurse practitioners and technicians to perform research procedures and precise research measurements
    • Expertise in standard and investigational drug delivery and clinical monitoring
  • Controlled environment test areas
    • For specialized studies such as sleep and neurologic testing
  • Metabolism & Nutrition Research
    • Skilled research dietitians, metabolic kitchen resources, body composition assessments, analysis of food intake, and other endocrine/metabolic techniques and research equipment
  • Laboratory Services
    • Specimen processing; assay research analytes in patient specimens
    • Assistance with/payment of routine laboratory testing at centralized contract laboratory
  • Research assistance where the research encounter occurs
    • Research nurses, research dietitians, and study coordinators who travel to clinical sites within the hospital such as ED, ICUs, Cardiology, Radiology, specialized units such as BMT, etc.