About

Harvard Catalyst works with Harvard University’s schools and affiliate academic healthcare centers to build and grow an environment focused on team science – where discoveries are rapidly and efficiently translated to improve human health. We catalyze research across all clinical and translational domains by providing investigators with opportunities such as pilot funding, free resources such as biostatistics consultations, training and mentoring programs, and numerous courses. To facilitate communication, collaboration, and data collection, our informatics team develops a range of open-source tools available to the community within Harvard University and beyond.

History, Leadership, & Support

Founded in 2008 and led by principal investigator Lee Nadler, MD, the center is a shared enterprise of Harvard University and is funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541. If you have used our services, please cite us.

We are part of a collaborative network of more than 57 centers across the US funded by NCATS, whose mission is to catalyze the generation of innovative methods and technologies that will enhance the development, testing, and implementation of diagnostics and therapeutics across a wide range of human diseases and conditions.

Harvard Catalyst also receives support from Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital.