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Stony Brook University supports medical advances for our patients through safe and ethical research involving volunteers like you from our surrounding community. Stony Brook University assures the safety and welfare of our research participant is accredited through the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). Stony Brook also has an approved assurance of compliance with the federal Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).

These resources are intended to provide more information to you on what it means to be a volunteer in research activities, as well as how to actually participate in approved research studies conducted at Stony Brook University. 


Why Volunteer in a Clinical Trial? 

Discovery of new treatments for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and other conditions are only possible because of YOU.

These discoveries have the potential to better your life, the life of a loved one, and the lives of millions of people you may never meet.

Our Best discovery may be you! 

"Are You Thinking About Being in  a Research Study? "

Everything you should know before becoming a research subject



Can you be in research if you are not sick?

People of all health levels, including healthy volunteers are needed for research studies. Without both, clinical studies would not be possible.

Will you be safe?

Safety is our FIRST priority at Stony Brook. All studies have undergone rigorous safety reviews before participants can sign up. Before you volunteer, you would have all of the benefits and risks fully explained to you so you could make an informed decision about participating.

Who do I contact if I have concern/question about a study in which I am volunteering?

To express a concern, pose a question, or to report possible noncompliance for a study you are volunteering for, please email  All reports are reviewed and serve as one mechanism to investigate concerns/complaints regarding human subject research, investigators, and even the IRB process. 

Sign up to Volunteer in a Clinical Study

Opportunities at Stony Brook University and Nationwide

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