Research Info at HMS/HSDM
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- Below contains links and information to general research resources and offices at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training
If you are a Postdoctoral Fellow engaged in research at Harvard Medical School you are required to participate in RCR training. The Division of Medical Ethics within Harvard Medical School holds a course annually. More details can be found on the website link above. The website also provides information about other RCR courses in the area. Send an e-mail to to be notified when the next series of sessions is scheduled.

HMS Office for Research Operations
Provides strategic support for the HMS Dean’s initiatives, HMS research core facilities and technology resources, the postdoctoral office, major prize/award coordination, HMS efforts addressing research rigor and reproducibility, the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program, and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine 

HMS Research Rigor and Reproducibility (R3)
HMS is committed to identifying, exploring, and supporting R3 principles relevant to our research community through cross-discipline conversations and collaborations with focus on organizational development, training and educational programs, and resources and tools for our students, trainees, faculty, and staff to support the continued advancement of research excellence.

Research Data Management at HMS
Data Management is the process of providing the appropriate labeling, storage, and access for data at all stages of a research project. We recognize that best practices for each of these aspects of data management can and often do change over time, and are different for different stages in the data lifecycle.
Data Management Checklist
Research Data Management Newsletter

Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core
Provides a single point of contact for Harvard researchers interested in bioinformatics support, applying genomic approaches together with established and developing methodologies from epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics and bioinformatics to improve human health.

Center for Computational Biomedicine
The Center for Computational Biomedicine (CCB) was created to harness and amplify computational and data sciences across Harvard Medical School and to strengthen the connective tissue between data science efforts at the medical school, across the Harvard ecosystem, at Harvard-affiliated hospitals and in industry.

Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science 
Access Data Science Services - IQSS offers up to 3 hours of FREE consulting on statistical and programming problems you encounter when doing publication research. Now offering drop-in virtual office hours every Wednesday between 1-3pm for short questions or problems.

Gene Editing Journal Club
To keep uo with advances in genome editing a weekly Gene Editing Journal Club has been organized that takes place on Mondays at 12:30p in 354 New Research Building, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur. Visit the website or email Justin Bosch to get more info.

Researcher Resources at HMS
- Details and links to the offices supporting pre-clinical research at HMS

HMS Curriculum Fellows Nanocourses
Nanocourses are short courses that typically meet for a total of 6-8 hours over 2-3 days. These 'rapid-response' classes are developed to fill gaps in the larger curriculum or to address developing topics relevant to the HMS community - typically related to highly focused scientific content, research techniques or the development of professional skills. Nanocourses are also an opportunity for HMS faculty to reach students when it might be impossible or impractical to mount a semester-long course and for Harvard graduate students to continue learning outside the boundaries of their typical courses. The first session of a nanocourse is typically an overview of the topic and is open to the wider Harvard community. The latter sessions are typically reserved for registered students and are hands-on, active explorations of the topic.

HMS Core Facilities
- shared research facilities available to HMS faculty whose laboratories are located on the Quad

Microscopy at HMS
- Visit to learn more about educational events (workshops, lectures), seminars, instrument demos, and other microscopy-related events as well as  to sign up for the mailing list.

Tools and Technology Program
- The TnT Program at HMS provides funds for shared eqipment and cores. The TnT website provides information about research resources, funding opportunities, recently funded proposals, and relevant events and announcements.

HSDM Office of Research
- provides support for all research activities at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM)

HMS Office of Academic and Research Integrity
- provides independent oversight of Harvard Medical School's research compliance programs, activities and processes

HMS Office for Research Subject Protection
- provides assistance in developing appropriate experimental protocols involving animal or human subjects in accordance with federal policy and within accepted ethical guidelines

Harvard Medical Area Standing Committee on Animals
- oversees experimental protocols involving animals for the following institutions BWH, HMS, HSDM, & HSPH

Office of Human Research Administration
- reviews, approves, assists, and oversees all human research projects conducted by Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Dental Medicine faculty members and students.

Committee on Microbiological Safety (COMS)
- oversees research involving the use of recombinant DNA, pathogenic microbiologicals, or human studies involving recombinant DNA or animal to human transplants

Office of the Vice Provost for Research (Harvard)
- serves all Harvard scholars, new and experienced, as a hub that organizes and provides access to the many laws, regulations, and policies that may be applicable to one's research, and to resources that enable research.