Partners Clinical Research Office

Partners Clinical Research Office (PCRO) is responsible for developing, negotiating, and executing agreements and budgets for industry-sponsored clinical research at some entities within the Partners HealthCare hospital system.

PCRO provides these services for Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Faulkner Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, McLean Hospital and Partners Community Healthcare, Inc. (PCHI).

Please contact the PCRO Helpline for additional information or assistance: or 617-954-9392

Click below for a listing of PCRO agreement associates and financial analysts and the departments for which they are responsible.
PCRO agreement associates departmental responsibility list 

PCRO financial analysts departmental responsibility list

The mission of Partners Clinical Research Office (PCRO) is to support research and the translation of Partners HealthCare science to the patient bedside.

PCRO offers information on agreements, clinical trial agreements, clinical research support agreements, confidentiality agreements, budgeting for clinical research studies, Medicare coverage analysis, Medicare petitions for device studies, and required forms.


PCRO is dedicated to facilitating collaborations between academic medical centers and industry. These collaborations are beneficial to both parties and continue to result in advances in health care for patients both within and beyond Partners HealthCare.

Links to research efforts at hospitals across Partners HealthCare as well as to Partners’ policies and procedures.


Industry-sponsored clinical research agreements are now submitted to PCRO through InfoEd Proposal Development (PD). PIs / Departments must submit their new industry-sponsored clinical research agreements through PD. Please note amendments, subcontracts and CDA's are not submitted through PD. Please email your PCRO agreement associate directly about those requests.


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Partners leadership is dedicated to developing new and improved methods of care delivery, treatments, and cutting-edge research.

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"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

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PCRO Helpline

For assistance with industry-sponsored clinical research contract and budget negotiation, approval, fund activation, Medicare Coverage Analysis and Medicare device petition issues, please contact the PCRO office:

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