Overview of Research and Development Activitiesur Center contains three development and three research projects, plus a Clinical Core. The ‘R’ projects are primarily research, while the ‘D’ projects focus on development. Each project has multiple aims and, in some circumstances, an R may contain elements of development and vice versa. As a general rule, all of our R&D projects have implementation and/or commercialization as their ultimate goal. The fundamental difference between our R&D projects is that the research projects generally begin with evaluation of technology that has already been developed, whereas development projects aim to create technology and then evaluate it.