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FAQ

  1. What are the cost of hospital services?
  2. What space is available for clinical research?
  3. Who do we contact about contracts?
  4. How do I get in touch with IRB?
  5. How do I locate the Research Pharmacy?
  6. I am developing a new lab test for a research study that’s not a standard test. Who should I talk to for help with this?
  7. How do I correct a mistake on a fund?
  8. Can I use a gift cards to pay subject stipends?
  9. How do I pay subjects by eCheck?

  1. What are the cost of hospital services? The MGH Rate Book may be found at http://is.partners.org/finance/mghratebook.html . A policy on research discounts is currently in development. For more information please contact Patricia T. Linton, NP, Associate, MGH Research Compliance.

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  2. What space is available for clinical research? Research space at MGH is managed by the Research Space Management Group (RSMG). Please consult the RSMG FAQ for answers to Frequently Asked Questions as well as a link to the Space Analyst for your Department.

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  3. Who do we contact about contracts? Partners Research Management (RM) Grants and Contracts Pre- and Post-Award teams are responsible for administrative oversight of research grants and compliance with sponsors' and Partners policies. Partners Clinical Research Office (PCRO) Contract teams provide budgetary supports and contract negotiation for industry sponsored studies.

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  4. How do I get in touch with IRB? Contact information for Department Administrators, Partners Human Research Office Management Staff and Partners Human Resources Office Staff may be found via the Contacts links on the Partners Human Research Committee (IRB) website.

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  5. How do I locate the Research Pharmacy? The MGH Research Pharmacy is located within the main pharmacy in Gray Basement, Room 005. For more information about the Investigational Drug Service (IDS) contact John Vetrano, PharmD, RPhAssociate Chief of Pharmacy, Clinical Trials.

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  6. I am developing a new lab test for a research study that’s not a standard test. Who should I talk to for help with this? The Clinical Laboratory Research Core (MGH CLR) of the MGH Pathology Service performs full-service clinical laboratory testing and specimen banking to support research at the MGH and throughout Partners affiliated organizations. The CLR combines high quality cost-efficient clinical pathology services using modern accurate and precise methods with a flexible reporting capability. Testing, result reporting and specimen banking can be customized to meet the unique needs of individual investigators.

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  7. How do I correct a mistake on a fund? To correct a mistake on a fund contact Patricia T. Linton, NP, Associate, MGH Research Compliance. A recording of Pat’s course “Clinical Trial Billings: Monitoring Patient Care Charges and Making Corrections” may be found here.

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  8. Can I use a gift cards to pay subject stipends? To view the policy on “Research Subject Stipends paid by Gift Card” click here.

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  9. How do I pay subjects by eCheck? To access the Accounts Payable eCheck Online Check Request Processing System Manual click here. For help with the eCheck system contact Materials Management Client Services at 617-726-2142 or MMClientServices@partners.org.

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