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  • Research Support Services

    ​Research Administration Support When You Need It.

    At Research Support Services (RSS), we provide you with experienced consultants to support and manage all aspects of the research grant lifecycle – for as long or short as you need.


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    Work with seasoned consultants experienced with Partners policies, procedures, and grant regulations –who have the full resources of Partners Research Management.

    Make sure you don’t miss out on funding opportunities or deadlines. Mitigate compliance and budgetary risks by letting us keep your research funds accurate and complete.

    Skip the extensive interviewing, on-boarding, and training processes involved with hiring traditional employees. RSS Consultants are ready when you need them.

    Our Services

    Our consulting expertise covers a wide range of research services. In addition, we offer training for any of our services for research and department staff.

    Pre-Award Management

    Our experienced staff can guide you through every step of the application process, from budget development to just-in-time preparation. We're knowledgeable about a variety of government and private sponsor application platforms, including NIH ASSIST and SF424, and PCORI. Our pre-award services include:

    Proposal Administration & Coordination, Just-In-Time Documentation, Sponsor-specific software data entry, Major Deadline Assistance.

    Award Management

    Our first priority is to ensure financial and administrative compliance for your research portfolio. We can assist you in all aspects of managing your award, including: 

    Financial Reconciliation, Effort & Salary Alignment, Progress Report Coordination, Spending Projections & Expense Allocation, Subcontract Management, Clinical Trial Invoicing.

    Our Mission

    To strengthen our client’s research operations and deliver exceptional customer service in a constantly changing research environment.

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    "Thanks very much for all your help with our grant applications...your patience and hard work were very much appreciated."
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Endocrine

    "RSS has been wonderful. We’ve really appreciated their service and support to the NCRI over the last year." 
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Neurology Clinical Research Institute

    "I just wanted to drop a note that RSS has been putting together very solid proposals. I enjoy working with them too!"
    Partners Research Management

    "Thank you for following up, and more importantly, thank you for all your help with this submission. We successfully completed the process today. Many thanks to RSS for your support through this process." 
    Partners HealthCare, Center for Connected Health