"At Research Management, we facilitate administrative, financial and regulatory requirements of research activities at our member institutions. We seek to proactively address the administrative demands on investigators by providing exceptional customer service to our distinguished research community and collaborators in their pioneering efforts in science and medicine."
-Andrew Chase, Vice President of Research Management
Research is fundamental to the mission of Partners HealthCare and the research enterprise, which covers the spectrum from basic science to translational and clinical investigation, and accounts for $1.4 billion of annual research revenue. The Research Management departments at Partners that support the research enterprise at our hospitals are listed below.
The RM Department is arranged according to core functions and includes the following groups:
The Pre-Award team provides support and assistance to Principal Investigators (PIs) and Department Administrators (DAs) as they prepare proposals for submission to external sponsors. In addition, they are responsible for the Just-in-Time and Progress Report processes. The Pre-Award team works closely with colleagues on RM's Post-Award, Contracts and Research Finance teams to support these research projects throughout various stages in the lifecycle of a grant.
- Post-Award/Contracts (Grants):
The Post-Award team serves as the liaison between Principal Investigators (PIs) and sponsors once awards have been issued and to review and negotiate incoming agreements from foundations and non-profit institutions and contracts from federal and state agencies as well as all modifications related to these awards.
- Research Finance:
Research Finance partners with Principal Investigators (PIs) and Department Administrators (DAs) to manage the financial activity through control and review of all research-related transactions. This includes report preparation and distribution, grant and contract billing, receivables management, indirect cost review and cash management. This office acts as a liaison between Research Management and the broader Partners Finance organization.
- Research Finance Systems:
PeopleSoft is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system used to track and manage business resources. The various modules allow for financial, procurement, grant and human resource/payroll management. PeopleSoft facilitates the flow of business functions between various internal departments, as well as managing connections to outside vendors and other Partners' software applications.
- Partners Clinical Research Office (PCRO):
Partners Clinical Research Office (PCRO) is responsible for developing, negotiating and executing agreements and budgets for industry-sponsored clinical research at many Partners entities including Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Faulkner, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, and Partners Community Healthcare, Inc.
Careers at Partners
"I decided to work for Partners because it is a worldwide leader in medical research programs that seeks to further our current medical knowledge and better the lives of people."
--Cora Cheng-Chong, Research Grants and Contracts Officer, Research Management at Partners HealthCare
Work at Partners
There are career opportunities in finance, I.T., administration, research and clinical support areas at Partners HealthCare and across the Partners system.