For Researchers Research First Steps Getting started with research and grant applications Helpful information for your Baystate research proposal Frequently Asked Questions Research Compliance Human Research Protection Program, including the Institutional Review Board (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 can help you find funding for your research and review your proposal submissions. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at our Baystate Research Facility (BRF) oversees and evaluates all animal care and use and is also responsible for initial and continuing review and approval or all animal use protocols. Services and Facilities The Epidemiology and Biostatistics Research Core (EBRC) supports Baystate faculty in their clinical research and research education. The EBRC has broad expertise in research methods, data analysis, and scientific writing. Health Professions Education Research offers consultation, collaboration and support to clinical educators interested in conducting educational research (quantitative and qualitative). If you are interested in engaging in bench research, Baystate's research facility has state-of-the-art equipment and space. 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 Research Faculty Development Program (RFDP) trains faculty in research design and grant-writing. More about RFDP and other faculty development opportunities Research Centers and Departmental Research Our investigators conduct basic, biomedical and clinical research in many medical and surgical specialties. We have established the Institute for Health Care Delivery and Population Science (IHDPS) for focusing on effective and efficient health care. The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) supports clinically relevant sponsored research opportunities that will translate new knowledge into clinical practice to improve human health. Researchers in our academic departments are actively engaged in clinical research, including national clinical trials and investigator-initiated studies. The Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI), formed as a partnership between the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Baystate Medical Center, is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to biomedical research.