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New Tools for the Mass General Clinical Research Community

On Clinical Research Day 2009 the Clinical Research Program launched the following tools for the Mass General Clinical Research Community:

  • Clinical Research Program Education Unit Website: The Clinical Research Program Education Unit has a new website. Here, you can easily search and register for courses, find course recordings and handouts, and join online communities for Clinical Investigators and Study Staff. For more information, please see http://hub.partners.org/crp/

  • K-Club: The K-Club is a new online community focused on advancing careers in clinical research. If you have an award or would like to apply for a K23 (junior faculty) or a K24 (senior faculty) awards, simply click on the communities tab at http://hub.partners.org/crp/ to join.

  • Adverse Event (AE) Notification Tool: With this new tool, auto notifications via pager and email can be set up to alert you/your team when a subject presents to the ED or is admitted to the hospital. This will allow study staff to rapidly and easily gather information about research subjects and AE/SAEs in real time. For more information or to learn how to begin using this tool, please contact Kay Ryan (kryan10@partners.org) or Joe LoPiccolo (jlopiccolo@partners.org) in the Mass General Clinical Research Support Office.

Clinical Research Network

This is a resource for clinical investigators, sponsors, patients and others interested in advanced clinical research at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH), and other Partners HealthCare System institutions. CRnet is produced by the Clinical Research Program and the Laboratory of Computer Science at Massachusetts General Hospital.

For more information: Go to http://crnet.mgh.harvard.edu/

The MGH Clinical Research Handbook has been revised and updated into an electronic format, available at: http://is.partners.org/crphandbook/

General Clinical Research Center

The goal of the Mallinckrodt General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) is to provide a clinical research infrastructure for clinical investigators who conduct patient-oriented research. Investigations at the GCRC include studies of normal and abnormal human physiology and studies of the cause, prevention, control and cure of diseases that afflict individuals of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds. The GCRC provides a unique environment for mentored training of health professionals in clinical research. Resources are provided to translate basic scientific discoveries into new diagnostic and therapeutic methods that improve health care.

For more information: Go to http://www.mgh.harvard.edu/gcrc/

Grants.gov

Grants.gov is THE single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant making agencies. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community. Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in Federal grants.
For more information: www.grants.gov

Are You Ready for Grants.gov?

This page contains reference information about what you need to do (and not do) to prepare to use Grants.gov at Harvard Medical School. It also includes a list of contact and information about getting technical assistance
http://www.hms.harvard.edu/spa/grantsgov/index.shtml

Grant Writing Resources

Harvard Medical School provides a list of resources that cover the many aspects and considerations when writing a grant proposal
http://www.hms.harvard.edu/spa/proposals/prepare.shtml

Office of Clinical Research Resources in Radiology

http://www.mghradresearch.org/

Established in 2004, OCRR supports the growing community of clinical researchers within the MGH Department of Radiology. Directed by Jamien Richardson, who also serves as the Director of Research Operations, OCRR supports Radiology faculty, trainees and administrators engaged in all aspects of translational and clinical research activity. OCRR provides one-on-one consultation in the areas of career development, acquisition of funding, grant management, IRB regulatory processes and study conduct.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Grants and Funding Opportunties
http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/index.cfm

Partners Research Management

http://mghresearch.partners.org/

In addition to having the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, MGH is home to four of the six largest industrial sponsorships of academic biomedical research in the country. Thousands of physicians, scientists, engineers, nurses, and technicians work in labs throughout the MGH main campus and in the hospital's new 400,000-square-foot research complex in Charlestown. Their drive to discover is nurtured by the MGH commitment to the highest levels of scientific inquiry and academic freedom. The Research Management office is the central focus of research administration at the MGH handling all research related issues, including funding opportunities, Fringe and Overhead Rates, Monthly Funding Deadlines, etc.

Research Management invites you to take a moment to review some "Best Practices" gathered from our staff and their experiences with recently submitted proposals. The goal of this document is to provide you with a set of standards to use during future proposal development. Please contact your central Grants & Contracts administrator with any questions. These best practices will be integrated into the Pre-Award Procedures section of the PHS Research Management website.

Women's Health Research Database

The Research Committee of the Women's Health Coordinating Council created a database to highlight and increase awareness of clinical research related to the care of women at MGH.

The database can be used to search for active clinical studies that:

  • Address the health concerns of women
  • Relate to health issues experienced by women throughout the lifespan; from adolescence through adulthood
  • Include women as part of the study population.

For more information: Go to http://intranet.massgeneral.org/WHCC/index.htm from a PHS computer.

Office for Women's Careers Center for Faculty Development Office for Research Career Development