Mission The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is an independent research institution dedicated to accelerating the pace at which the world conquers disease. Our Mission Read about the Broad Mission Priorities The Broad Institute pursues high-impact projects focused on major human diseases. Donor Impact Private philanthropy has played a critical role at the Broad Institute from the very beginning. Investing in Innovation Dr. Richard Merkin continues his decade-long legacy of supporting powerful technological approaches aimed at the treatment of disease. Probing the Programs of Life The recently launched Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center brings together biology and machine learning to usher in new biological breakthroughs. A Pivotal Moment in Psychiatric Research Studies led by Broad scientists have revealed some of the strongest genetic risk factors for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.