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Information for Research Participants

Information for Principal Investigators and Researchers (IRB)

Laboratory technician at the microscopeThe New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is the site of some of the most exciting and promising medical research into diseases of the eye, ear, nose, and throat. The dedicated work of a growing team of creative scientists and medical specialists allows patients access to the latest techniques years before they’re put into widespread use. Attending physicians, medical residents, and scientists author an extraordinary volume of scientific papers and present research projects at all major academy meetings based on work done at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. In addition to the many resources at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, research and teaching affiliations with New York Medical College, Columbia University, New York University, and other regional institutions provide Infirmary staff with access to research collaborations, libraries, and laboratories that are among the best in the world.

Please use the links on the left to browse the Current Research section.


Thinking about participating in a research study? 

According to the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), here are some questions to ask:

  • Why is the research being done?
  • What will be done to me as part of the research?
  • How will I benefit from the research?
  • Could the research hurt me?
  • What will the researcher do with my information?
  • Will the research cost me anything?
  • Who pays if I’m unexpectedly injured in the study?
  • How long will the study last?
  • What happens if I decide to leave the study early?
  • Who should I call if I have a question about the research?

For more information about participating in research, visit the OHRP website.