A Quick Response (QR) code is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones (smart phones).
QR codes are available to put on research and scholarship posters, and other printed material in which you would like to have an encoded, scannable link to our Web site or other information.
There are some fairly cool things you can do with these. Create a QR code with your contact information and display it on your office door; or put it on a business card. Create one that links to a video on the Web site, or one for printed invitations that links to directions or the interactive campus map.
The QR code to the left will take scanners to our Web site Home Page. Members of the Institute community can request unique QR codes from the Web Editor for their projects.
MGH Institute uses Google's chart editor to create QR codes.
To scan a QR code, you need a QR Reader application on your mobile device. Many mobile device manufacturers are supplying their products with a reader pre-installed. If you need to install a QR Reader app on your device here are some that are available to download for free:
For questions or help with QR codes, please contact Selena Craig, Marketing Specialist in the Office of Communications and Marketing.