Breakthroughs in medical treatments help millions of people live happier, healthier, more productive lives. Most of us have personally benefited from research in some way even if we don’t realize it.

Most of the medicines prescribed by our doctors, the medical devices that sustain and improve peoples' lives, and even how we are treated in certain situations by medical professionals, all began with clinical research. These advances would not have been possible without the help of research volunteers.

Be a health hero, participate in research.

By participating in research, you can:

  • Learn more about your condition
  • Gain access to potential treatments before they are made widely available
  • Help future generations by contributing to today’s research

There are a lot of research studies going on right here at the University at Buffalo. Participation in these studies can involve anything from taking a survey, talking with a researcher one-on-one or in a group, having visits with a study doctor or nurse, or even trying a new medication.

There are studies that are looking for healthy volunteers, while some are looking for volunteers with specific health conditions.

Get involved, join the Buffalo Research Registry (BRR):

You can become a health hero by signing up for the Buffalo Research Registry, which is a list of local people, ages 18 and up, who are interested in participating in research. By joining the Buffalo Research Registry, you can:

  • Learn about studies that might be of interest to you! There is no obligation to participate. You decide about how, when or to what extent you participate.
  • Learn about opportunities to talk with researchers about their research projects and share your ideas about what is important to people in your community.
  • Learn about educational opportunities on topics that interest you and training opportunities that might offer you new skills.

Sign up now:

Step 1: Read the official BRR consent form

Step 2: Complete your health and interest profile