Medical Research Officer (MRO) Program


TheĀ Medical Research Officer (MRO) program allows new and established clinical researchers to navigate the process of protocol development, finding clinical research collaborators, grant writing, protocol implementation and maintenance, conducting cross-institutional research and receiving medical oversight for some tests and procedures that require a credentialed provider.

The MRO can provide guidance and consultation around:

  • Protocol development and feasibility
  • Identifying research collaborators
  • Grant writing and developing the grant budget
  • Maneuvering the IRB submission process
  • Protocol implementation and maintenance
  • Protocol troubleshooting
  • Study recruitment
  • Compliance and safety monitoring
  • Interpretation of study findings
  • Manuscript submission

Who is likely to request MRO services for medical oversight?

  • Non-MD researchers (such as PhD scientists and RNs) without MD physicians on the protocolĀ 
  • Investigators who are credentialed at their home institutions, but NOT credentialed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), who wish to expand their study to MGH, in order to increase recruitment or utilize resources specific to the CRC at MGH


Contacting the MRO at MGH:

Madhusmita (Madhu) Misra, MD, MPH

mmisra@mgh.harvard.edu

617-726-6885