Access the resources of five Harvard- and MIT-affiliated clinical research centers. HCCRC Protocol Review
At a glance
Key Features
Useful for
  • Investigators wishing to request access to the resources of the five Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center (HCCRC) sites
Available to
  • Clinical investigators and study staff
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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 the Request Resources button 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 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.

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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 SMART IRB Reliance 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.

Cite Us

Have you used the services of the HCCRC? Remember to cite Harvard Catalyst in your publications and posters.

Biostatistical Consulting

The Harvard Catalyst Biostatistical Consulting service can provide a letter from a biostatistician that may be required for your application.