Scientific Focus

Biomedical research

Research Funding

$800 Million (Fiscal 2015)


The research community includes more than 6,000 people, including:

  • Primary investigators
  • Research scientists
  • Postdoctoral researchers
  • Graduate students
  • Administrative and support staff

Research Space

1.2 million square feet (23 acres) in Boston, Charlestown and Cambridge (see research map)

  • Main campus: 230,326 square feet
  • Charlestown Navy Yard: 505,065 square feet
  • Richard B. Simches Research Center: 237,715 square feet
  • Other research space: 156,282 square feet

Centers and Departments

Research at Mass General is conducted in more than 30 different departments, centers and programs. Learn more

Patent & Licensing Activity (Fiscal 2014)

MGH OutcomesFY 14
Licensing Activities  113
Material Transfer Act  1,073
New Disclosures  408
Patents Filed (US) 253
Patents Filed (Int'l) 644
Patents Issued (US) 86
Patents Issued (Int'l) 172
Royalty and Licensing Income $68.9M

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