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Resources for Scientists

Feinberg offers a wide range of resources, facilities and services to support a range of research needs, from basic science to clinical research. For research resources specific to an area of focus, please explore the individual websites for our specialized institutes and centers.


  • Grant Writing Groups
    Rick McGee, MD, associate dean for Faculty Recruitment & Professional Development, hosts grant writing groups to support junior faculty working on NIH proposals. Under his guidance, groups of three to five writers meet weekly for two to three months for real-time feedback on proposals as they evolve. To be notified when new groups are forming (typically July, November and March), email Nicole Langford.
  • Find Pilot Funding
    Search our directory of all relevant Feinberg School of Medicine pilot funding opportunities.
  • Funding Opportunities
    Sign up for our mailing list to receive updates on timely funding opportunities, or browse our funding resource links.
  • Seed Grants
    Feinberg provides seed funding to initiate new multi-investigator program project or center grant applications involving our faculty.

Collaboration Resources

Facilities & Services

  • Research Cores
    Centralized core facilities provide investigators with access to a ever-changing inventory of instruments and services, many of which are not commercially available, are beyond the means of individual investigators or which can be provided most efficiently on site.
  • Center for Clinical Research
    The Center for Clinical Research exists to help investigators address study needs, including budget preparation, review and reconciliation, Institutional Review Board and Food and Drug Administration regulatory filings, research participant recruitment, clinical research coordinators, support for and clinical research navigation. 
  • Basic Science Administration
    This administration group supports the basic science academic departments and the Center for Genetic Medicine. Find staff information specific to each functional area (facilities, professional affairs and research administration).

Data & Informatics Resources

  • Study Tracker
    This subject registration system compiles all IRB-approved clinical research at Northwestern University.
  • Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW)
    Northwestern's EDW is a single integrated database of all clinical and research data from all patients receiving treatment through Northwestern healthcare affiliates.
  • Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO)
    INVO manages Northwestern University's invention disclosure, assessment, patenting and marketing processes.

Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

  • Starzl Academy
    We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

Northwestern Research Offices

Investigators have ethical, safety and financial obligations to consider. Northwestern University has a system of offices and committees related to the various components of research. These entities, listed below, can assist scientists and research administrators in ensuring compliance with all aspects of the work.

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