Consultation and Resource Request

Key Features

  • Access to free consultations on protocol development and implementation, such as study design, recruitment, regulatory issues, safety monitoring, data acquisition, and inclusion of special populations.
  • Access to fee-based services in the Clinical Research Centers at the Harvard Catalyst Connector sites.
  • Available to clinical investigators and study staff at any participating Harvard-affiliated institution, including fellows, allied health professionals, and medical and graduate students.

Request Consultation Services

If you need consultation services, and your institution participates in Connector (BCH, BIDMC, BWH, or MGH), please use the consult request link or email contact for your institution below. Some links may only work from your institution’s internal webpage:

If you are from a Harvard-affiliated institution that does not participate in Connector, please contact the director of Connector, Noelle Huntington, PhD,, for more information.

Request CRC Services (Protocol Review)

Log in via HMS Account required.

The Connector Protocol Review application is a web-based tool that allows investigators to submit requests for inpatient and outpatient services (some are fee-based). Investigators from any Harvard-affiliated institution may apply for services at one or more of the participating Clinical Research Centers.

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 of conducting the study. Please note that proposals for investigator-initiated studies requesting CRC services through Protocol Review must have received sufficient review for scientific merit. This requirement can be met by previous peer review from the funder (NIH or similar review quality) or through the scientific review process embedded in the Protocol Review process. Alternately, the principal investigator can include a letter from a biostatistician stating that she/he has reviewed the project and finds it acceptable. The Harvard Catalyst Biostatistical Consulting service may be used for this.

For Scientific Reviewers:

Reviewers can log in here.