Clinical Research Center

MIT’s Clinical Research Center (CRC) was the first federally supported clinical research center located in a university setting (and not within a hospital). Supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the MITCRC was established in 1964 to provide a facility in which the Institute’s expertise in science and engineering could be applied to the study of human physiology and, possibly, to the development of treatments for human diseases. The MITCRC facility provides a human research laboratory infrastructure to support the MIT research community in its medical and behavioral biomedical translational research needs. It also allows investigators with primary appointments in local medical institutions whose research interests overlap with those of MIT investigators to carry out human subjects research protocols. For more information please visit the CRC website.