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.

Discounted Laboratory Services

All investigators at BCH, BIDMC, BWH, and MGH receive a significant discount for our laboratory services, which are provided by a commercial contract lab. These services include the most commonly ordered routine testing and access to the full lab menu.

Investigators can access the full menu of laboratory services via a Resource Request from the HCCRC Protocol Review page listed above.

If you have questions, please contact the clinical research center administrator at your institution:

  • BCH: Hernan Santana (Email)
  • BIDMC: Michelle Beck, MBA (Email)
  • BWH: Yemi Talabi-Oates, MBA (Email)
  • MGH: Lynelle Cortellini (Email)

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.