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Resources for researchers

Specialized websites for research labs and cores

HCC has developed a streamlined, cost-effective web development process to meet the communication needs of research labs and other initiatives seeking:

  • A strong, professionally developed online presence
  • Heightened visibility of research activities and opportunities
  • Ability to quickly and easily expand and update site content

HCC provides free initial consultations and budget proposals. Our specialized website development for research laboratories and cores, which costs less and can be completed more quickly than typical site development, includes:

  • Planning an audience-  and goal-focused communication strategy
  • Maximizing content for online readability and searchability
  • Graphic design
  • URL and hosting
  • Content management training for lab staff

HCC’s creative team customizes this process in response to each project’s goals, available resources, and client preferences. We will explore with you:

     The site’s goals (Do you want to attract talented post-docs? Disseminate
      research results?)

     Its audience and their needs, motivations, and technology usage patterns

     How you and your staff will use the site

     Visual approach: Does the site need a logo or should its graphic design be
     consistent with an existing program or institution?

     Site content, photos, and other graphics

     A budget for development and timeline for launch

Visit some sites developed by HCC:
DFCI Flow Cytometry 
Tumor Imaging Metrics Core
Humanized Mouse Program
Survey and Data Management Core
Polyak Lab 

To discuss your lab’s website needs, contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Catherine Coleman, HCC Assistant Director, at (617) 632-5078.