research at Baystate Medical Center

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For Research Participants

As an independent academic medical center, Baystate Medical Center is committed to conducting innovative and significant research that benefits the communities we serve and society as a whole.  Our commitment to research brings citizens in the Pioneer Valley access to treatment options that might not otherwise be available in our community as well as the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of scientific and medical knowledge.

Research Opportunities at Baystate

Baystate Medical Center and its Research Investigators conduct clinical trials in many different areas of adult and pediatric medicine and surgery including multi-center clinical trials, and locally developed research. 

Safe and Ethical Research

Baystate is committed to conducting research in a manner that protects your safety and promotes your rights and welfare.   Research at Baystate is overseen by a comprehensive Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) responsible for coordinating the activities of the institutional components necessary for the safe and ethical conduct of research including the functions of the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), the committees responsible for the initial and continuing review of research involving humans.  The HRPP promotes best practices in research through education and monitoring of the conduct of research as well as through relationships with the federal oversight system and recognized experts in the field. The Baystate Health HRPP is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP).


The HRPP and IRBs are interested in hearing your comments, answering your questions and responding to any concerns regarding research. If you would like further information about the types of research performed at the hospital or have suggestions, questions or concerns you may send an email to the Director of the Human Research Protection Program, call 413 794-4356, or send mail to:

Baystate Medical Center
Director, Human Research Protection Program
759 Chestnut Street, Mailstop 280 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199


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