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Research Resources | Overview

This clinical research stage resources serve as a guide for investigators, study coordinators and research nurses at Boston Children’s Hospital. The research stages outline the key steps in preparing to launch a research study and provides links to institutional resources, tools and documents.


An investigator need not follow the stages in any particular order. There is flexibility and the stages followed will, in part, depend on the type of research study. For new, as well as more experienced investigators, the stages can be used as a checklist or an investigator can use the steps as points for consideration as they are developing a protocol and launching a study.