For Research Sponsors Baystate has a long tradition of conducting commercially and federally sponsored clinical research. We Welcome Your Clinical Research Inquiries Baystate’s grants and contracts office (Sponsored Programs Administration) negotiates clinical trial documents and budgets. Most of our departments and divisions are actively engaged in research. Contact information for clinical research by department. Find a clinical trial at Baystate. Conflicts of Interest When Baystate applies for or receives funds from federal agency within the U.S. Public Health Service, such as the National Institutes of Health or the Food and Drug Administration, it must follow specific federal regulations. To ensure that those regulations are followed, Baystate has adopted a policy, "Disclosure Of Financial Interests And Management Of Financial Conflicts Of Interest For U.S. Public Health Service Funded Research." Research Partnerships Baystate Medical Center is an active participant in the research communities of Massachusetts and a member institution of the state and regional organizations that also promote the goals of biomedical research. Many of our physicians, researchers, and leaders also serve in leadership roles with our affiliates.