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Experience: The URI research team has over 50 years of combined experience in neuroscience clinical trials. URI’s passion and talent in psychiatric research were recognized at the 2017 Association of Clinical Research Professionals Exposition. Our research professionals rated as finalists for “Clinical Researcher of the Year -The Americas.” Current URI research focuses on Major Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Cognition, Bioequivalency, and Pharmacokinetics. URI is experienced in Phase I-IV, outpatient and inpatient research.

What Is A Clinical Trial? A clinical trial is a research study designed to test the efficacy and safety of new investigational drugs, devices and medical procedures. To determine if a new drug is safe and effective, some study participants may take medication; others may take a “placebo,” or inactive treatment. Please check our Studies page for actively enrolling studies. All prescription medicines are approved through clinical trials. At URI, clinical trials are completed under the authority of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, and in compliance with Good Clinical Practices and The Helsinki Declaration. For a list of our actively enrolling studies, please check our Studies page.

Confidentiality: URI recognizes that psychiatric assessments and treatment are highly personal and private. Ethically and legally bound, Uptown Research staff protects the confidentiality of our clients. All research data is anonymized to protect the confidentiality of all participants. Our records may be reviewed by pharmaceutical sponsors and the F.D.A.

Accessibility: URI staff is always accessible to clients. A staff member will return calls or emails within one business day. Established clients have access to 24-hour outreach.


Inpatient: URI has it's own building for inpatient studies, adjacent to the study center. Research subjects receive specialized programming while on our inpatient center.


Lounge: URI has a patient lounge where you can eat, relax and socialize. The lounge includes a cable TV that also has a HDMI cable for any laptop hookups, a mini fridge, coffee, phone charging station, bookshelf, internet access computer with headphones and comfy chairs and tables, as well as some art supplies