|Access the resources of five Harvard- and MIT-affiliated clinical research centers.||HCCRC Protocol Review|
All investigators at BCH, BIDMC, BWH, and MGH receive a significant discount for our laboratory services, which are provided by Lab Corp. These services include the most commonly ordered routine testing and access to the full Lab Corp menu (with even greater discounts).
Investigators can access the full menu of laboratory services from Lab Corp via the HCCRC Request Resources button above.
If you have questions, please contact the clinical research center administrator at your institution:
The HCCRC Protocol Review Application is a web-based tool that allows investigators to submit requests for Harvard Catalyst-funded in- and outpatient resources. Investigators may apply for resources at one or more of the HCCRC's Clinical Research Centers. More information about Research Nursing and Metabolic & Nutrition Research services is available.
After the application is submitted, the administrative, nursing, and metabolism & nutrition research staff at each institution where resources are requested review it to determine the feasibility and costs (if any) of conducting the study. If necessary, the application is then reviewed by two scientific reviewers selected from appropriate disciplines, who evaluate the scientific merit of the study.
Reviewers can login here.
Please note that proposals for investigator-initiated studies, funded or unfunded and without previous peer review in NIH format, must include a letter from a biostatistician stating that s/he has reviewed the project and finds it acceptable. The Harvard Catalyst Biostatistical Consulting service may be used for this.
This application covers resource review and scientific review only. Institutional Review Board (IRB) review is a separate process, and is handled by the respective IRBs at each institution or through the IRB Cede Review Request process. IRB review may occur before, at the same time as, or after the scientific and resource review, depending on the institution(s) involved. Regulatory Atlas provides information on IRB and other regulatory processes.