Research Volunteers

This page provides resources on how to participate in research and clinical trials conducted at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Research Match Volunteer Registry

ResearchMatch is a national volunteer research registry that brings together researchers and willing volunteers who wish to get involved in research studies. The New York University School of Medicine Clinical Translationa Science institute (CTSI) has joined with other academic medical centers across the country to make the national ResearchMatch volunteer research registry at ResearchMatch.org available to the general public and NYU researchers.

Bill of Rights for Research Volunteers

If you decide to volunteer to participate in a research study/clinical trial, you have certain rights. At the NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC), we believe that personal concern for every study volunteer is vital to the quest for knowledge. If you are a patient at NYULMC, these rights are in addition to your Patient’s Bill of Rights.

Office of Clinical Trials (OCT)

The mission of the Office of Clinical Trials (OCT) is to facilitate the conduct of quality clinical trials at NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC). The OCT services the medical center with administrative services related to the testing in clinical trials of new pharmaceuticals and medical devices, including both industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated studies.  The OCT acts as a central information resource point for the conduct of industry sponsored clinical trials at NYULMC.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The NYU School of Medicine Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) offers more information for research volunteers regarding participation in research.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions about what it means to volunteer for research or a clinical trial. Physicians, scientists and other researchers called "investigators" conduct research to add to our general knowledge about the world. You may see the following terms that describe research: clinical trial, survey, experiment or protocol. If you agree to volunteer in research you may find that volunteers in research are sometimes referred to as "participants," "volunteers," "human subjects" or "subjects."