Participate in Clinical Research

Clinical research is an important and necessary part of finding new medications, new treatments and new ways to diagnose conditions and diseases in people.

Without clinical trials, we could not find new detection methods or innovative ways to treat conditions that affect our families, our friends and ourselves. In some way, each of us has benefited from people willing to participate in clinical trials.

People participate in clinical research for various reasons, so we offer several ways to get involved. You don't have to be sick to be part of a clinical trial. Many researchers are looking for healthy volunteers.

Become Involved

Participating in clinical research is an important decision and one that you should consider carefully before deciding to take part. If you are looking to find a particular study of interest or would like to learn ways on how to become involved in research, please email the UB CTSI Community Engagement Team at or call the Help/Information line at (716) 829-2502.

If you are a current participant in a study at UB and have questions about your rights, concerns, or complaints, please contact the research participant advocate at or (716) 888-4845. 

Clinical Trial Databases

UB Clinical Trials

The Participate in Research site is a registry of clinical trials conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo.  The portal allows you to search by area of interest or disease and lists the associated studies ongoing at the university.


ResearchMatch is a free and secure, national registry of people like yourself who want to get involved in a clinical trial but may not know where to start. Major American academic institutions created the registry so individuals could participate in studies that are making a real difference in everyone's future health.

Buffalo Research Registry (BRR)

BRR is a registry of Buffalonians and Western New Yorkers who have shown interest in being research study volunteers. Once you complete a health profile, we can use your information and interests to match you with eligible clinical studies. is a global registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies involving human participants.