The Research Space Management Group is responsible for the oversight and tracking of capital equipment purchased with research funding.
RSMG is responsible for the oversight and tracking of capital equipment purchased with research funding or situated in space allocated for research use. The Mass General Brigham Research Equipment Management Policy outlines federal regulations, procedure, and equipment roles and responsibilities.
Mass General Brigham must maintain a control system to prevent loss, damage, or theft of equipment. Inventory control tags may not be removed from equipment. Contact RSMG as soon as possible when equipment is lost, or when the need is identified to relocate, sell, or dispose of a piece of tagged research equipment.
This will ensure that the change of equipment status is properly documented. A disposition approval process accessed through the Insight Space Module must be initiated by the PI or Department to ensure all appropriate approvals are obtained.
RSMG conducts six in-house capital equipment audits annually. The results of these audits are critical as they are reviewed annually for compliance by external auditors as required by federal regulations. Equipment can be subject to multiple audits, so it is important to contact RSMG about all tagged equipment location and status changes so that we can continue to update our inventory records.
Equipment Frequently Asked Questions
For other questions regarding Research Equipment, please contact Yoel Jimenez at 617-643-2197