Anesthesia ORThe Center for Anesthesia Research Excellence (CARE) is a departmental resource that was established to facilitate all aspects of clinical research within the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine. CARE brings together the department’s research resources in order to simplify and streamline the research process for department investigators as well as to keep it compliant with clinical research regulations. CARE works closely with the Committee on Clinical Investigations, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Clinical Trials Office and the Harvard Catalyst’s Clinical Research Center at BIDMC. By bringing together expertise in all aspects of clinical research—from study start up, to execution, close-out and publication—CARE helps Anesthesia department members make their research endeavors more efficient and successful.

The Care Model

The core function of CARE is to facilitate the smooth flow of proposals from the design phase to publication and funding. The range of our services include: idea development; IRB approval assistance; funding support assistance (targeting departmental, industry, foundations and/or NIH project funding); research assistants and coordinators to assist in the execution of research work; a statistical and data analysis core; and writing support for the final publication. CARE provides additional support for research students’ entry, credentialing and training. A series of educational lectures are also provided for faculty and residents.

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