An overview of resources for fundamental researchers working at Massachusetts General Hospital, including administrative support, education and consultation services and more.

The Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute was established to guide, support and promote the hospital’s existing research enterprise. Here is a brief overview of resources available to researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital. For a complete list, please visit the Mass General Research Intranet (log-in required).

Many of the units and centers below are administered by the Division of Clinical Research but are open to the entire Mass General Research Institute community. 


Fundamental Research Units
Learn more about units for fundamental research.

  • Drug Discovery Rounds Unit- Provides opportunities for meetings between our investigators and leaders in the pharma and biotech world
  • Imaging Biomarkers Unit - Provides consultations to help investigators identify questions in their research that can be answered by using imaging technologies
  • Information Technology Unit - Supports the increasing information technology needs of Massachusetts General Hospital's investigative community
  • Mentoring Corner - Assists mentees in identifying appropriate mentors and provides mentorship tools
  • Omics Unit - Assists investigators in genetic and genomic study design and execution
  • Philanthropy Education Unit - Coordinates meetings between past and present investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital to brainstorm the best ways to raise philanthropic support for research projects.
  • Research Ethics Consultation Unit - Assists Mass General investigators in considering and resolving ethical and IRB review issues and improve quality of IRB submissions

Fundamental Research Centers
Learn more about the centers for fundamental research.

  • Bioinformatics ConsortiumProvides bioinformatics and wider genomics services, consulting, education and training for  the broader research community
  • Biostatistics CenterCollaborates with Mass General researchers on laboratory studies, acts as a statistical center for national and international studies and conducts research in statistical methodology
  • Center for Research Education: Offers courses and seminars to address the unique and rapidly changing needs of the Massachusetts General Hospital research community
  • Partners Biobank at Mass General: Provides researchers with access to high-quality samples to help foster research and advance the practice of medicine and our understanding of the causes of common diseases
  • Pediatric Translational Research Center: Develops effective new personalized and preventative strategies for disorders starting in childhood