Guiding You Through the Research Process
Penn State College of Medicine provides the tools and resources investigators need to navigate their way through the stages of research.
Our research administration and support teams are designed to help you succeed in your research efforts, from identifying potential funding sources to submitting grant applications to negotiating contracts to filing for patents to ensuring compliance in your study.
Read more about our research administration and support teams and offices by clicking on the appropriate step in the award process below.
Help at Every Step
Click on any of the topics below to read more about how Penn State College of Medicine supports its investigators in that area.
Research Concierge Service
Penn State College of Medicine's Research Concierge Service offers another level of support in the research development process.
The Concierge helps investigators strengthen grant writing skills, form collaborative teams, and develop complex research proposals.
In addition, the Concierge can advise you on resources available to help you through various stages of the grant process or direct you to the appropriate office for your need.
Penn State College of Medicine offers shared-service core research facilities that provide specialized instrumentation and analytical services for the conduct of basic, clinical, and translational research.
A number of facilities and services in both Hershey and State College, PA, are available to both Penn State University faculty and outside users.
Clinical Research Guidebook
Investigators have the opportunity to participate in some of the most exciting clinical research in the world at Penn State College of Medicine.
We offer researchers a complete guidebook to getting started with clinical research.
Harrell Health Sciences Library
The Harrell Health Sciences Library is central to the provision of biomedical information resources and expertise at Penn State College of Medicine and the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
The recently renovated library creates and sustains a stimulating learning commons through high-quality services and information resources.
A number of resources are available to support faculty at Penn State College of Medicine in research as well as educational endeavors.
Information on tenure, diversity, conflict of interest and professional development, among many other topics, is provided.
The Penn State Research Portal (Pure) is an open research information management system that shares the research interests and projects of investigators across the University.
It shows traditional directory information, but also illustrates how each person is connected to others in the broad research community.