The MIT Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) is the nexus of human research at MIT. We empower researchers to conduct human subject investigations safely, ethically, and efficiently, translating scientific discoveries into transformative improvements in human health and wellbeing.
CCTR serves as MIT’s one-stop shop for human research. Our state-of-the-art facility, is equipped with an extensively outfitted on-site device workshop, dry and wet labs, motion capture suite, Health Lab and flexible spaces that include a range of environmental sensors and clinical standard of care equipment. Our team of clinical and technical experts help scientists navigate local and federal regulations, working from start to finish with research teams in translating ideas to impactable health related technologies. Through our extensive local, national, and global communities and through our designation as a Mass Digital Health Sandbox site, researchers can tap into a vast network of data and expertise within a diverse biomedical ecosystem area.
A vibrant hub
CCTR is more than a collection of resources and services; it’s a community of scientists, clinicians, and engineers dedicated to the common purpose of advancing human health.
Through our welcoming gateway at the heart of MIT’s campus lie shared spaces where collaborative opportunities flourish, and partnerships grow. Close ties with the world-class hospitals of Boston’s medical ecosystem link our researchers to a network of fellow scientist striving to change the world of care.
CCTR streamlines the process of designing and performing experiments so scientists can concentrate on their research. Our staff has deep expertise in medicine, policy, and regulations; we advise researchers on everything from grant applications to experimental design. As a result, researchers benefit from studies that deliver more actionable data—helping them develop real- world applications more quickly and more cost effectively.