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.


Research Information Systems RIS

As you begin thinking about your next research project, we encourage you to consider utilizing SPIN, an extensive research funding opportunity database.

What is SPIN?

SPIN stands for Sponsored Programs Information Network. It is a searchable funding opportunity database that provides information on government and private funding sources in both the United States and abroad. SPIN contains over 40,000 funding opportunities from more than 10,000 sponsors for all types of awards, including grants, fellowships, private foundations, publication support, sabbatical support, and more.

Benefits of SPIN

The benefits of SPIN include:

  • Organized grant information in one convenient place
  • Access to the largest keyword list, allowing for greater flexibility in your searches
  • Up-to-date national, international government and private funding sources
  • Data in SPIN is maintained daily by InfoEd and is obtained directly from the organizations agencies to ensure the integrity of information. Each program is updated in SPIN as the sponsor revises it, typically on an annual basis.

User Guides

Please contact SPA at for any funding opportunity and proposal development questions.
SPIN system management is now supported by Research Information Systems. Please contact for user access and technical questions.