Research and scholarly activities are essential to Baystate’s mission to improve the health of people in our communities.
As an academic teaching hospital and the Western Campus of Tufts University School of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center faculty and research staff conduct basic, clinical and biomedical research in many medical and surgical specialties.
Baystate has two nationally-recognized multidisciplinary research programs in the Center for Quality of Care Research and the Center for Diabetes and Metabolism Research.
Opportunities to participate in research are available through our clinical trials and participation in ResearchMatch.
Baystate strives to promote honesty, integrity, and transparency and has adopted policies and procedures to ensure that personal interests do not interfere with how research at Baystate is designed, conducted, or reported.
When Baystate applies for or receives funds from federal agency within the U.S. Public Health Service, such as the National Institutes of Health or the Food and Drug Administration, it must follow specific federal regulations. Baystate has adopted a policy to ensure that those regulations are followed, "Disclosure Of Financial Interests And Management Of Financial Conflicts Of Interest For U.S. Public Health Service Funded Research." (You can read it by downloading the policy here - pdf 49 KB).
Requests for Information on Financial Conflicts of Interest
Anyone in the community can ask whether a researcher who has a key role on a research project that receives funding from a Public Health Service agency has a financial conflict of interest, and if so, how Baystate is managing it to make sure that it does not affect the research.
A request for information can either be mailed or delivered to:
Baystate Medical Center
Division of Academic Affairs
Request for Information
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
Baystate will send a response within 5 business days of receiving a request.