The Human Studies Facility (HSF) supports the execution of human studies at the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center. A new state-of-the-art research complex significantly expands the HSF clinical research area. The core services within HSF include study volunteer recruitment, volunteer screening, study biological sample collection and processing, and managing the dietary unit. The dietary unit is primarily designed for planning, preparing and serving specialized controlled diets to free-living adults. Volunteers consume their meals (one to three times per day) in the dining room; following research guidelines. The dietary unit can accommodate studies with as many as 90 volunteers per meal; either from one large human study or from two or more simultaneous small studies. The HSF is operational year-round.
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Bldg 307B, room 140
Beltsville, MD 20705
Home page: http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/hsf