Clinical Research Resources & Offices

DF/HCC has one of the largest clinical research initiatives in the country, taking a unified approach to approving, activating, monitoring, and supporting the cancer-related clinical trials conducted at our member institutions. For more information, please take a moment to review the functions of each of the 3 distinct clinical research offices below, and continue on to the appropriate destination.

For your convenience there are many ways to find the Policies, Guidance, Forms, Templates, and Resources that you may be looking for. Expand the 'CRS Introduction' section for a walkthrough, or head to one of DF/HCC's three clinical research offices below.

  • January 25, 2021 – COVID-19

    Whenever possible, we want to allow research participants to be vaccinated against COVID-19, if they choose to do so, and minimize any impact on their research participation. To that end, if the research protocol is...

  • December 14, 2020 – COVID-19

    The policy exceptions announced on March 23, 2020 have been extended until June 2021. An updated note to file has been posted.

CRS Introduction

View resources that may be helpful within the Clinical Research Support section of the DF/HCC website.

Getting Around

New to clinical research at DF/HCC, or need a refresher on where to find certain resources? View the New PI and Staff page for more information or for support.

Find Documents

Search all documents via the Document Library search engine or look up a document relating to the protocol lifecycle stage (creation, activation, close-out, etc.) that it pertains to.

Lookup Contact Information

View a complete list of contact information for each Clinical Research Office at DF/HCC.

Clinical Research Offices

Clinical Research at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center member institutions is facilitated by way of a unified clinical research effort across all member institutions. There are three offices responsible for coordinating this unified effort: The Research Informatics Operations (RIO), The Office of Data Quality (ODQ), and The Office for Human Research Studies (OHRS).

Although all documents are available in a centralized place via the Protocol Lifecycle, or the Document Library, support for specific clinical research areas, functions, or software used across the Cancer Center can be attained by visiting the corresponding office page. View the common functions for each office below.

How do I ______ @ DF/HCC

Quickly discover how to conduct research within DF/HCC including writing and activating protocols.

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