Resources

Research Resources

Advanced Therapeutic Cluster 

The mission of the ATC is to apply the knowledge flowing from the latest biomedical discoveries to develop new ways to treat disease and then drive those therapies into clinical trials. 

Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD)

High quality translational research requires expertise in the design, analysis, and conduct of observational studies, randomized controlled trials, quasi-experimental designs, and complex laboratory studies.  A key element of the BERD component is the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, which fosters collaboration among existing clinical and basic science entities with the goal of shortening the time between laboratory breakthroughs and clinical applications.

Clinical Research Center

Our Clinical Research Center is dedicated to efficient, reliable, and high-quality study support for UMass clinical investigators.

Commonwealth Medicine

As the health care consulting division of UMass Medical School, Commonwealth Medicine uses academic research to make evidence-based recommendations.  With our help, government agencies, nonprofits, and managed care organizations are able to meet today's health care challenges - and are prepared for what's to come.

Conquering Diseases Biorepository

The aim of the Conquering Diseases Biorepository of the University of Massachusetts Medical School is to obtain patient consented high-quality biospecimens that are linked to de-identified medical information.

Conquering Diseases Clinical Research Volunteer Registry

The Conquering Diseases Clinical Research Volunteer Registry is a partnership between community members, the patients being cared for by the health professionals of UMassMemorial Health Care, and the research community at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. People can learn more about research, donate blood samples to the Biorepository, enroll in the Clinical Research Volunteer Database, and participate in clinical research studies.

Informatics

The UMCCTS Informatics Core is comprised of the Clinical Research Informatics Core and the Bioinformatics Core, both of which work closely with the Research Computing Division of UMass Medical School Information Services.  Directed by faculty informatics leaders, the Cores innovate, develop new tools, provide consultations to invetigators, share resources with the national CTSA community, and teach in our educational programs.  Research Computing integrates with the clinical system; supports data management and informatics tools; serves as the access hub for services, storage, and high-performance computing; and conducts training in information technology (IT) security and use of common tools.

Investigational Drug Service

The investigational pharmacists in the Investigational Drug Service (IDS) play a key role in facilitating subject safety for clinical trials being conducted at UMass Medical School (UMMS) and UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC). The IDS provides the following services:

  • Consultation with investigators pre-study and throughout conduct of trial, including assessment of appropriate charges for investigational services;
  • Preparation of IDDF (drug data form);
  • Aiding in procurement of investigational drugs;
  • Receipt, storage, accountability, dispensing and return/destruction of all investigational drugs;
  • Monitoring of all ongoing investigational drug activity by clinical researchers in the UMMS or on the campuses of UMMMC;
  • Control and accountability of investigational drugs according to state and federal regulatory requirements, sponsor specifications and hospital pharmacy practice.

 

MassBiologics of UMMS

MassBiologics of UMMS' mission is to discover and develop products that will significantly improve public health.  This includes products for smaller patient populations due to limited incidence of disease (orphan products), uncertain markets as new challenges to public health arise, or products for developing nations with limited resources and unique needs.

Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2)

The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) is a lifeline for the State's smaller medical device companies, offering inventors and executives easy, affordable, and coordinated access to world-class researchers and resources at the UMass Lowell and Worcester campuses.

Meyers Primary Care Institute

The Meyers Primary Care Institute is committed to research across the lifespan, from childhood to advanced age. We conduct population-based research to inform policy and practice, promoting evidence-based care for the benefit of our community, and beyond.

Office of Global Health

The UMMS Office of Global Health (OGH) was founded in 2009 to enhance and expand UMMS research and training programs in global health improvement and disease prevention.

Research Cores and Facilities

The availability of robust, affordable core services accelerates the pace of research across the entire translational spectrum.

Small Molecule Screening Facility

The Small Molecule Screening Facility assists researchers in developing high-throughput (HT) screening assays, performs HT screens of chemical libraries to identify new small molecules that can be used to probe biological processes of interest.

Special Population Resource Center
(more information coming soon...)

The Special Population Resource Center seeks to engage special populations in clinical and translational research with strategies that reach out to investigators and community members using tailored, culturally responsive methods.  Our mission is complementary to, but distinct from that of the UMCCTS Community Engagement and Research component, which seeks to develop scalable models of institutional infrastructure for community-responsive clinical and translational research.