Institutional Centers for Clinical and Translational Research (ICCTR)

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Translating scientific discoveries into treatments.

The Boston Children’s Hospital Institutional Centers for Clinical and Translational Research (ICCTR) supports investigators in the design, conduct and reporting of clinical and translational studies, along with educating the diverse Boston Children's research community on clinical research best practices. Located in both Boston and Waltham, we offer educational programs and courses, tools for each stage of research, biostatistical and regulatory support, as well as funding.

Keeping clinical research safe during COVID-19

At Boston Children's our top priority remains the health and safety of our patients, families, clinical research participants and staff. Our leadership and world-class infectious disease experts have been working closely with state and city officials to implement a safe return to full operations. We've added new precautions to limit the risk of COVID-19 transmission, so you can participate in our leading-edge clinical research studies, knowing we're committed to keeping you safe. If you have questions and are currently participating in a study, contact your study team. If you are interested in joining in a study, search our Clinical Trial Finder for the latest information.

Our Centers

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Recent news & announcements


Announcement: COVID-19 updated vaccination plans research community


Important results reporting update - effective Feb. 1, 2021


Additional funding available for OFD Fellowship applicants proposing clinical or clinical/translational research projects


Two New Offices - Clinical Research Operations Center (CROpC) and Office of Investigator Outreach


Clinical Trial Finder

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Building on our extraordinary leadership in pediatric science at Boston Children’s, we translate our findings — and those of others — to fundamentally change how disease is treated and cured.

David A. Williams, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer