BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

Ancillary Service Providers:

Clinical Data Warehouse for Research (CDW-R)

  • Summary: The BMC Clinical Data Warehouse for Research (CDW-R) is a centralized resource to access patient-level and population-level data for research. The CDW-R extracts data from the BMC Electronic Health Records (EHR) and other health system-related data streams to facilitate research activities and analyses. CDW-R data extraction services include providing simple count data to estimate cohort size for feasibility analysis and/or grant preparation; generating recruitment lists to facilitate prospective recruitment; identifying retrospective study cohorts; and providing research data sets, including de-identified data sets, limited data sets, and identifiable data sets for both retrospective and prospective research studies.
  • Point of contact:
  • Link to website: Site
  • Link to data extraction request form: Form

General Clinical Research Unit (GCRU)

  • Summary: GCRU offers essential support to clinical studies. These services include pharmacokinetic studies, infusions, PK sampling, CT scans, DXA (bone densitometry), laboratory processing and/or shipping, storage in our monitored and alarmed bio-repository, budget review and IRB support, research coordinator support, protocol review, and study feasibility.
  • Point of Contact
  • GCRU website: Site
  • Link to Form: Form

Epic Billing

  • Summary: Helps to support accurate billing for research encounters
    • Professional Billing (PB; E&M)
    • Hospital Billing (HB; E&M)
    • Research only blood draws
  • Point of contact:

Interpreter Services

  • Summary: The goal of the Interpreter Services Department is to reduce linguistic barriers for limited English proficient (LEP), deaf, and hard-of-hearing patients seeking care at BMC. Services include:
    • Face to face interpreter services
    • Video interpreter services
    • Written translations
  • Interpreter Services Webpage
  • Link to form: Form

Investigational Pharmacy Services (IPS)

  • Summary: (Drug trials only) Investigational Pharmacy Services will provide a budget for services pertaining to study drug storage, maintenance, and other administrative tasks.  
  • Point of Contact:
  • Link to form: Form

Informed Consent/Document Translation

  • Summary: Study teams requiring ICF translation services can work with CTO and our third-party vendor Cyracom. Languages offered include: Vietnamese, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Portuguese, etc. 
  • Point of Contact:


  • Summary: Study teams interested in developing materials to recruit study participants must work with the BMC, BUSM, BUSPH or BU Dental Communications/Marketing Departments on the development of materials or on the review of sponsor-supplied materials to ensure brand compliance.
  • Point of contact:
  • Link to form: Form
  • Link to PDF of marketing services: PDF

Coverage Analysis (CA)

  • Summary: Clinical trials will require a Coverage Analysis (CA), which is completed by the third party vendor PFS Clinical (Pharmaseek).
  • Point of Contact:
    • Your department-assigned Clinical Trial Financial Analyst (CTFA)
  • Velos training & FAQs: Link
  • CTO Intake Form: Form


  • Summary: All studies that will be conducting ophthalmology procedures at BMC must complete the Research Ophthalmology Form.
  • Point of Contact:
  • Sreevardhan Alluri, Ophthalmology Clinical Research Manager,
  • Link to form: Form

Pathology/Laboratory Medicine

  • Summary: For all the studies using pathology services, the study team needs to complete and submit the Clinical Studies Request for Laboratory Services Form and the Laboratory Research Study Request form.
  • Point of Contact:
  • Link to Pathology: Form
  • Link to Lab Medicine: Form


  • Summary: All studies that will be conducting radiology procedures at BMC must complete the Research Radiology Form.
  • Point of Contact:
  • Link to form: Form

Clinical Trial Office

  • Summary: The CTO oversees the CT agreement & budget negotiations; supports all BUMC clinical researchers performing research at BMC with: coverage analysis, budgeting, research charge master, business operation systems (Epic research billing, CTMS, & Participant Reimbursement); & monitors post-award financial health of clinical trials.
  • Point of Contact:
  • Link to Form: Form

Clinical Research Network

  • Summary: The CRN represents BMC’s commitment to community-engaged values & offers full-service staffing solutions for institutionally prioritized and under resourced studies. The team serves researchers and our surrounding communities by re-thinking clinical research engagement practices and co-designing appropriate interventions.
  • Point of Contact:
  • Link to form: Form