Resources For Participants

“Research is the foundation for making discoveries that can lead to new treatments, urgently needed medications, and the improved health of society. To be successful, research depends on volunteers like you.” ~ Pitt + Me, a registry of ongoing research projects that anyone can use to participate in research.

Your rights, welfare, and wellbeing are at the center of research in the Department of Psychiatry. Each research project is thoroughly reviewed by a team of experts at the University of Pittsburgh with your safety in mind. Before joining a research project, we encourage you to learn more about your rights as a research volunteer and the risks and benefits of being in research. To learn more about research, visit the Office of Human Research Protections. On this page, you can find videos about research and find a list of questions you can ask researchers so that you can make a decision about whether or not to participate in research.

To learn more about the University of Pittsburgh Human Research Protections Office, click here.

If you are interested in participating in studies that are focused on improving mental health for diverse populations, please check  our research tab for current studies!