Research and Academic Affairs (RAA) is responsible for a broad range of functions in support of the research enterprise at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Schepens Eye Research Institute, with the goal of providing the best environment possible for the work of our researchers. These functions include pre-award grants management; post-award research administration; tracking and reporting of institutionally funded research; negotiation and management of intellectual property and commercial ventures; design and support of information technology and systems related to research activities; management of our clinical and research libraries; administration of programs for the protection of research subjects and data; and, in collaboration with the academic departments, management of the research fellow and residency programs. Through traditional grantsmanship, an active commercial ventures program, and strong collaboration with our Development Office, we help our scientists to translate their discoveries from bench to bedside.
RAA also serves a mission-critical compliance function, ensuring that our research is carried out with integrity and in keeping with the highest standards. We adhere to government regulations for pre-clinical research, the protection of human subjects, data security, laboratory safety, and financial grants management. We take very seriously our role as stewards of the research resources entrusted to us by our sponsors and donated by our benefactors. We ensure that government, state, and institutional rules and regulations are made clear to researchers through policy and procedure development, training, and ongoing communication.
We are dedicated to growing the vibrant research enterprise and finding cures and treatments for the sensation-limiting diseases that compromise the quality of life and to supporting our mission to be the preeminent world-wide source of advances and leaders in preserving and restoring vision, hearing, balance and voice, as well as in curing disorders of the head and neck.
Page updated 5/27/2014.