- To assure the rights and wellbeing of human subjects are protected
- To educate researchers about how to improve study conduct
- To assess research risk areas
- To provide resources to the Research Community
Researchers are constantly looking for better or new ways for improving our lives and treating illness and disease. Clinical trials are designed to determine whether investigational drugs, devices and treatments are effective and safe for people to use. Some clinical trials may test already approved (on the market) medications or devices. Some studies use questionnaires, interviews, or other types of surveys to gather information about habits, opinions, and beliefs. Other studies observe the way people interact with one another or react to certain situations, providing new insights into human behavior. At any given time, there are hundreds of research studies going on at the University of Rochester. In fact, there are more research studies happening here than anywhere else in the region.
This webpage was developed to help you have an easy way to find out about studies and to determine if any of our studies might apply to you. You can find trials for a specific medical condition or other criteria in:
- Open Studies at the University of Rochester
- Search for a Clinical Trial (ClinicalTrials.gov registry)
- National Research Study Recruitment Registry (ResearchMatch)
Futurity is a website with research news from top universities such as the University of Rochester. Daily news from the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia is posted.
We encourage you to find out more about research and consider participating in the studies that we conduct here at the University of Rochester.