Accessing Research Resources

Upon receiving a grant, there is a host of information that PIs must be aware of and numerous resources that researchers can use to implement and manage their grants and their research projects in general. This section aims to assist you in implementing your research program.

Please note, if you are looking for resources to identify funding opportunities or to support proposal development, please visit the respective sections of the website for more information.

Use the links on this page to learn more about accessing the research resources listed below:

  • Catalyst Consultation Services: Harvard Catalyst provides no-cost consultation services to all researchers in the Harvard community. Some areas of consultation that might be relevant to HSPH researchers include: biostatistics, genomics and bioinformatics, health disparities and CBPR research.
  • Core Facilities: HSPH and Harvard Catalyst partner institutions offer core scientific facilities to support innovative research at HSPH by providing highly specialized services, equipment and staff that would otherwise be too expensive for a single laboratory or department to provide.
  • NIH Public Access Policy: If you have received an NIH grant, you must ensure that you are compliant with NIH Public Access Policy when it comes to publishing manuscripts. HMScholar assists you in meeting those guidelines.
  • HMScholar: HMScholar assists you in meeting the NIH Public Access Policy guidelines.
  • ORARC Quality Improvement Services: The Office of Regulatory Affairs and Research Compliance (ORARC) – Quality Improvement Program (ORARC-QIP) offers a wide range of services to help investigators at all stages of research planning and implementation, including: study consultation services,  study coordinator orientation, assistance with IRB submission, in-service training and education, support, and development of study management tools.  The ORARC – QIP also administers a Loaner Study Coordinator program, free-of-charge, which provides study coordinators who can work with PIs directly on all aspects of study development and implementation. To learn more, contact QIP Director Leslie Howes at or 617-432-2153.
  • Research Computing: In February 2012, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and FAS Research Computing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which allows Harvard Chan School primarily appointed faculty, researchers, staff, and students to access the FAS RC computer cluster (Odyssey) and basic storage, along with software licenses.