- To assure the rights and well-being of human subjects participating in research are protected
- To educate researchers about how to improve study conduct
- To provide resources to the Research Community
Participating in Research at the UR
True to the University of Rochester’s Mission Statement, 'learn, discover, heal, create – and make the world ever better', research has been a long-standing tradition at the University of Rochester (UR). Our researchers are among the nation’s leaders across a wide range of fields, including medicine, human behavior, education, politics, optics and economics. At any given time, there are more than 2,000 active research studies being conducted by approximately 3,000 investigators, across more than 100 departments, centers and labs at the University and the Medical Center.
Participating in research can be a fun and exciting way to give back to your community, but it doesn't necessarily come without risk. Deciding to participate in research is an important decision that should be taken seriously. To aid your decision making, this website provides: