Uptown Research Institute (URI) is a Contract Clinical Trial Site in Chicago, Illinois with studies focused on Major Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Cognition, Bioequivalency, and Pharmacokinetics. Currently URI is running seven different studies, mostly focused on different aspects of schizophrenia.

With a small team of eleven headed by John G. Sonnenburg, PhD, President and Principal of URI, the team felt they could be much more efficient with patient recruiting and management of those patients. Since URI began, they used multiple, different systems to keep track of patients, which was only adding time and inefficiency