As a nationally renowned mental health, substance abuse, and special education system, research is an important part of the work we do. We have a Department of Clinical Research Programs that conducts multiple studies on the development of novel therapies for mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders, as well as the Stanley Research Group at Sheppard Pratt, which conducts studies on schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. In addition to these two programs, research is also a major component of the work we do at The Center for Eating Disorders and the Trauma Program. In most cases, research is conducted by a team of professionals consisting of faculty members, research assistants, administrators, and students. Our Institutional Review Board (IRB) has authority over research conducted at all Sheppard Pratt Health System sites, as well as our affiliate sites, including psychiatric rehabilitation programs and special education programs.