The Brigham Education Institute is committed to advancing educational research within our community. We provide resources for navigating the Partners and Harvard IRB process, biostatistics consultation services, literary reviews and funding opportunities.

The BWH Center for Clinical Investigation’s Biostatistics Consulting Services are available to investigators in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School research community for statistical consulting on issues such as study design and data analysis for manuscripts and grant applications. The Biostatistics Consulting Service hosts weekly office hours and offers a Biostatistics Education Program consisting of several short courses each year.

The BWH Medical Library provides access to electronic resources, including books and academic journals. Library staff are also available for consultations regarding literary reviews on topics relevant to educational research.

Please note that you must be logged in behind the Partners firewall to access BWH Medical Library resources.

The BEI’s Educational Funding page lists a broad range of grant opportunities for medical educators within our community of academic medicine.

The HMS Academy Office of Education Research provides resources for investigators pursuing education research, information about their new Research Fellowship, and instructions on how to schedule a consultation on your research ideas or works in progress.

The Countway Library provides instruction in sophisticated search methods using multiple sources including PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science, and many others. Countway staff also train individuals in bibliographic management methods using EndNote and RefWorks. Countway provides training in tools for biological analysis through the C3 collaboration.  For more information and scheduling, see our class calendar. For classes on bioinformatic concepts and techniques, visit the Harvard Catalyst Genetics and Bioinformatics courses web page.

Partners Healthcare IRB
The Partners Human Research Committee (PHRC) is the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Partners HealthCare. The PHRC must approve all human-subject research conducted by a Partners-affiliated investigator.

Harvard Medical School IRB
Human subjects research at Harvard Medical School is guided by the ethical principles set forth by the Harvard Medical School Institutional Review Board (IRB).

This one-page Basics of Medical Education Research & Publishing reference guide was created by Dr. Helen Shields and Jane Hayward and presented during a BEI Programmatic Session.