Information for Researchers

Internal investigators should follow standard Channing Lab guidelines on presenting an analysis proposal at a GUTS meeting for feedback and approval by GUTS leadership prior to beginning any new projects. Instructions on what information should be included is available on the internal Channing Lab documentation website. Please email our team at to be added to the agenda.

External investigators who are interested in collaborating are invited to fill out a  form that asks about the details of the collaboration. Every two weeks, new collaboration requests are reviewed based on feasibility; the vast majority of requests are approved. We welcome new collaborations and strive to make establishing them as simple and transparent as possible. Limits are not placed on scientific questions or methods, and there is no requirement for co-authorship. GUTS has a proud history of successful collaborations with investigators outside of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health community.

Use of Biologic Samples: For detailed information about accessing GUTS biological samples please visit the BWH/ Harvard Cohorts Biorepository website.