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Explore facilities for study participant visits.

University of Minnesota facilities

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Ambulatory Research Center (ARC)

  • Space-only facility available to investigators working within or collaborating with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Accommodates a broad range of behavioral health research studies including those examining the biological underpinnings of mental disorders as well as studying the effectiveness of different treatments.
  • ARC facility information


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Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR)

  • Offers state-of-the-art imaging equipment for both clinical and research purposes as well as participant support rooms.
  • Available modalities are advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) on 3T, 4T, 7T, and 10.5T scanners, computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and PET-CT combination.
  • CMRR facility information


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Delaware Clinical Research Unit (DCRU)

  • Space-only outpatient facility with exam and consultation rooms, specialized pediatric facilities, and convenient, free parking for participants.
  • Features a clinic coordinator and front desk administrative assistant, but investigators must bring their own staff to assist with protocols.
  • DCRU facility information


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Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory

  • Lab for studying the neuromotor control and neurorehabilitation of human movement.
  • Studies focus on recording neuropsychological, psychophysical, electrophysiological, and biomechanical measurements in humans; examples include how infants and children learn to reach for objects and how people with certain diseases lose their coordination.
  • Human Sensorimotor Control Lab facility information


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Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology (LIHP)

  • A teaching and research laboratory located in Mariucci Arena. 
  • Used for gaining a better understanding of the effect of various diseases (e.g., obesity, cancer, metabolic syndrome, etc.) on vascular and cardiac systems as well as how to treat the disease's effect on the cardiovascular system.
  • LIHP facility information


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Lillehei Clinical Research Unit

  • A five-room outpatient facility dedicated to cardiovascular clinical research.
  • Offers exam rooms, a large multipurpose room, and a staffed CLIA-certified lab.
  • LCRU facility information


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M Health Clinical Research Unit

  • A modern, state-of-the-art Phase I research facility in partnership with University of Minnesota Physicians.
  • Includes six observation rooms, one exam room, and an exercise room with the ability to monitor and treat patients for overnight stays. 
  • M Health CRU facility information


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Non-Invasive Neuromodulation Lab

  • Supported by MnDRIVE Brain Conditions program. 
  • For facilitating non-invasive neuromodulation research. 
  • NNL facility information

M Health Fairview facilities

Contact Fairview Research Administration (FRA) at [email protected] or 612-672-7690 before any research involving a Fairview location.

Clinics Surgery Center

Clinics & Surgery Center

  • A number of free-standing and hospital-based clinics as well as an outpatient surgery center.
  • Houses a research liaison ([email protected] or 612-479-6491) who can assist with navigating the process of conducting studies in the CSC.
  • CSC facility information


UMN Medical Center

University of Minnesota Medical Center

  • The flagship location for M Health Fairview.
  • Comprised of two hospitals and dozens of adult specialty clinics on both the East and West banks of the University of Minnesota campus. 
  • UMMC facility information

Pediatric facilities

Discovery Pediatric Specialty Clinic

Discovery Pediatric Specialty Clinic



explorer pediatric specialty clinic

Explorer Pediatric Specialty Clinic



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Journey Clinic & Pediatric Infusion Center



Masonic Children's Hospital

Masonic Children's Hospital

  • Located on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.
  • Provides a broad range of pediatric programs from surgery, imaging, and neonatal and pediatric intensive care to cardiac and cancer care services and blood and marrow and organ transplantation.
  • Masonic Children's Hospital facility information


Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain

Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain

  • Brings together University experts to advance brain health from the earliest stages of development across the lifespan.
  • Houses the Center for Neurobehavioral Development (CNBD) Clinical Research, an interdisciplinary research center investigating children's cognitive and neurobehavioral functioning. Research in the building is limited to CNBD members
  • Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain facility information


Study teams looking for the most appropriate facilities—at the University, M Health Fairview, M Physicians, or community sites—or help navigating the process can contact:

Katie Finley
Clinical Research Liaison
[email protected]


For questions or to schedule a consultation:

CTSI Research Navigator