The Clinical Research Unit (CRU), located on the first floor of the IHP, is an Upstate Medical University supported specialized unit dedicated to conducting clinical research funded by government, industry, or foundations. The Unit is staffed by 4 Registered Nurses who are dedicated exclusively to conducting research, and an experienced Certified Lab Technician. There are 10 private available rooms and the unit is open 7AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday. Per specific protocols, the unit may extend hours during the week and on weekends as needed to ensure successful research. The Unit is closed on all major holidays and occasionally at the discretion of the director.

All research conducted in the CRU must be approved by the University IRB and then the CRU. For additional information or questions, you can call the CRU at (315) 464-5721.


  • 2 Centrifuges
  • -20 C Freezer
  • -80 C Freezer
  • DCA 2000 Machine
  • Dry Ice for Lab Transport
  • ECG Machine
  • Emergency Drug Box
  • Glucometer
  • IV Pumps & Equipment
  • Locked Refrigerator and Room Temperature Cabinets for Medications
  • Oxygen
  • Stadiometer
  • Suction Equipment
  • Weight Scales - Standing, Sitting & Digital
  • Zoll Defibrillator
  • 2 Biological Safety Cabinets

Other Resources:

  • Nurses Station
  • Laboratory for Processing Specimens
  • Swing Room for PIs and Coordinators
  • Designated Monitor Room