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For Researchers

Research First Steps

A research project involves many steps. We're here to help researchers navigate the complexity.

Research Compliance

The Research Compliance Program strives to promote best practices and ethical behavior by managing risk and encouraging strong accountability at all levels, in collaboration with institutional colleagues responsible for compliance implementation.

Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The HRPP and IRB will help you navigate the regulations and compliance for human subjects protection and give you the tools to help you get started.

Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA)

SPA can help you find funding for your research and review your proposal submissions.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at the Baystate Research Facility (BRF)

The IACUC and the BRF oversees and evaluates all animal care and use. The IACUC is responsible for review and approval of all animal use protocols. The BRF has ample lab space and equipment available if you are interested in engaging in bench research. 

Services and Facilities

Epidemiology and Biostatistics Research Core (EBRC)

The EBRC supports Baystate faculty in their clinical research and research education and has broad expertise in research methods, data analysis, and scientific writing.

Health Professions Education Research

Health Professions Education Research offers consultation, collaboration and support to clinical educators interested in conducting educational research (quantitative and qualitative).

Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library provides accurate and timely evidence based information and access to thousands of digital and print knowledge resources, major databases and clinical information.

Training for Researchers

  • CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) for mandatory education in research ethics and the responsible conduct of research.
  • IRBNet Instruction to use our electronic portal for IRB submissions and document maintenance.
  • The Research Faculty Development Program (RFDP) trains faculty in research design and grant-writing. Learn more about the RFDP and other research faculty development opportunities.
  • The AALAS Learning Library for mandatory education for research regulations, procedures, and ethics.

Research Centers and Departmental Research

Our investigators conduct basic, biomedical and clinical research in many medical and surgical specialties.

Department of Healthcare Delivery and Population Sciences (DHDPS)

DHDPS was established to focus on effective and efficient health care.

Clinical Trials Office (CTO)

The CTO supports clinically relevant sponsored research opportunities that will translate new knowledge into clinical practice to improve human health.

Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI)

The PVLSI was formed as a partnership between the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Baystate Medical Center and is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to biomedical research. PVLSI is the home to HistoSpring which provides histological services, microscopy services and tissue registry access to the research community.

UMass Chan-Baystate Academic Departments

Researchers in our academic departments are actively engaged in clinical research, including national clinical trials and investigator-initiated studies.