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Research Overview

Rutgers is a leading national research university, with a depth and breadth of research activity and resources unparalleled in New Jersey. With the establishment of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), Rutgers moves to new heights and now stands as one of America’s largest, most comprehensive university-based centers for studying and improving human health and health care. Through basic, translational, and clinical research—spanning the life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences—we advance knowledge and technology that drive education, medical breakthroughs, and economic development, while improving lives at home and in the global community.

Led by the university’s faculty, research is supported by staff in many units. The Office of Research and Economic Development facilitates grant applications, research alliances, technology commercialization, and relationships among faculty and the business community.

Research at Our Schools

Many research activities within Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences are coordinated by the individual schools.

Research Centers and Institutes

These primary Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences research centers and institutes work closely with RBHS and other schools.

Additional Research Centers and Institutes

Behavioral Health Research

University Behavioral Health Care conducts behavioral health, mental health, and addiction research with the goal of offering cutting-edge technologies and new treatment alternatives.

Research Gateways

  • The Rutgers Office of Research and Economic Development works with Rutgers faculty and staff, major corporations and the region’s business community, and allies such as BioNJ and the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, to make connections and foster collaborations for research and development initiatives across all of our campuses.
  • The Rutgers Clinical Research Organization is the gateway to RBHS’s statewide clinical trial activities. Dedicated to effective collaboration between industry and academia to advance care and the boundaries of health care treatment, we partner with patients, industry, and practitioners to identify appropriate investigators and academic resources to meet patients’ needs.
  • The Rutgers Office of Technology Commercialization serves as a bridge between Rutgers researchers and commercialization partners, ensuring the smooth and fast transfer of intellectual property created at the university. The staff educates and serves as a resource for the Rutgers community on matters relating to intellectual property, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship; protects intellectual property via trademarks and patents; and negotiates patent licenses.
  • The Office of Transnational Science (OTS) assists biomedical science faculty in creating and building interdisciplinary collaborative research. By providing access to facilities and expertise in molecular imaging, synthesis of probe molecules, and related technologies, OTS is committed to meeting the needs of both university and industry collaborators.