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University of Minnesota facilities

Ambulatory Research Center (ARC)

  • 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

Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR)

  • 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

Delaware Clinical Research Unit (DCRU)

  • Delaware Clinical  Research UnitSpace-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

Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory

  • Human Sensorimotor Control LabLab 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

Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology (LIHP)

  • Laboratory of Integrative Human PhysiologyA 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

Lillehei Clinical Research Unit

  • Lillehei Clinical Research UnitA 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

M Health Clinical Research Unit

  • Lillehei Clinical Research UnitA 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

Non-Invasive Neuromodulation Lab

  • Delaware Clinical  Research UnitSupported by MnDRIVE Brain Conditions program. 
  • For facilitating non-invasive neuromodulation research. 
  • NNL facility information

M Health Fairview facilities

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

Clinics & Surgery Center

  • Clinics & Surgery CenterA number of free-standing and hospital-based clinics as well as an outpatient surgery center.
  • Houses a research liaison ( or 612-479-6491) who can assist with navigating the process of conducting studies in the CSC.

  • CSC facility information

University of Minnesota Medical Center

  • University of Minnesota Medical CenterThe 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

Explorer Pediatric Specialty Clinic

Journey Clinic & Pediatric Infusion Center

Masonic Children's Hospital

  • Masonic Children's HospitalLocated 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


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:

Rachel Whitwam
Clinical Research Liaison

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