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Who do I contact if I am interested in conducting human research?
You can contact Jennifer Michels at Jennifer_Michels@urmc.rochester.edu.
Who do I contact if I am interested in conducting animal research?
You can contact Katherine Bachmann at Katherine_Bachmann@urmc.rochester.edu
Why use the Behavioral Sciences Facility Core for my animal or human research? Can't I just collect the data myself?
Perhaps. But, the Behavioral Sciences Facility Core has the expertise in developing operational research questions, identifying specific measures, and the collection of standardized data to make your call or email worthwhile. Our goal is to help researchers achieve their animal and human research goals, from grant application to dissemination.
How can I be assured of the integrity of the data collected through the Behavioral Sciences Facility Core?
The Behavioral Sciences Facility Core is composed of individuals with expertise in their respective areas of science, and they have the facilities and resources to collect the data to the specifications of individual studies. Core personnel work in a direct and ongoing capacity directly with primary investigators and their teams, in order that all aspects of Core operations meet the highest standards.
What's the advantage of having the animal behavior assessment and human behavior assessment facilities housed in one unit?
Our unique "one-stop" organization allows for efficient translational research. Ideas generated in the animal laboratory can be applied to human research, and vice versa, without contracting with additional labs. Working as a team, the animal behavior assessment and human behavior assessment facilities have as their goal the opportunity for researchers to conduct nimble and efficient translational research of the highest quality.