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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Partners HealthCare is a not-for-profit health care system that is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community locally and globally. Researchers at Partners are at the forefront of ongoing research activities in drug discovery, genetics, clinical patient care, diagnostics, information technology and preventive medicine. Programs in research enable our hospitals to bring new medical advances to the bedside – and to medical professionals and patients worldwide.​​​

Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital continue t​o top the list of independent hospital recipients of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding in the country. McLean ​Hospital ranks as a top recipient among private psychiatric hospitals.​

Contact our Research Administration Offices​​

  • Working with Partners HealthCare


    Partners supports the research activities at our member institutions by facilitating administrative, financial and regulatory requirements of our research efforts and supporting collaborations with and among our institutions and health care professionals. Collaboration among our institutions and health care professionals is central to our efforts to advance our mission.

    Partners HealthCare does not make or receive grants. Grants are received by our member institutions:

    Annual Reports​

    The Investigator Annual Updates are created to provide investigators with high-level updates on research administration activities at the end of each fiscal year.​ Click the links below to review each report.


    For Employees

    Partners HealthCare employees who log in to Research Navigator can access the following features:

  • Research Navigator

    Research Navigator is a robust collection of content to guide you through the research administrative process. Learn about your login

    Employee Login   Secure Login   Request Access​

    Research Support Services

    At Research Support Services (RSS), we provide you with experienced consultants to support and manage all aspects of the research grant lifecycle – for as long or short as you need. Click here to see how RSS can help fill your research administration needs.

    Careers in Research at Partners Healthcare

    Here at Partners Healthcare, we are continuously looking for talented individuals to further our research mission. Click here for all of our research related job openings.

    • Over 2,700 Principal Investigators
    • Over 10,000 Research Employees
    • 18 Nobel Laureates
    • 82 Institute of Medicine Members
    • $1.4 billion in annual research revenue
    • Over 1,600 clinical trials​​
    • 15,000 active awards from 2,135 sponsors
    • More than $87 million received from 622 licensed technologies in 2012-13