Information for the Public

What it is clinical research and why should I participate? 

Participants in clinical research can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research. read more...

How can I participate in clinical research?

ResearchMatch is an online registry bringing together researchers and people who are willing to learn more about research studies via a secure and convenient online web portal.  Anyone can join ResearchMatch- you don’t have to have a medical issue to participate.  ResearchMatch helps ‘match’ you with research opportunities ranging from surveys to clinical trials, always giving you the choice to be contacted for those studies you qualify for that may be of interest to you.  ResearchMatch also posts a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) for volunteers.

Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation  (CISCRP) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to educating and informing the public and patients about clinical research.

Where can I search for a list of clinical research and trials?

    ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants.
    CenterWatch has an online database of industry-sponsored global clinical trials actively seeking volunteers.
    Search Clinical Trials is a free service designed to help people find clinical trials that are relevant to their needs.
     TrialReach is a is platform connecting pharma companies, researchers, patients, and communities, giving each one unprecedented information and tools to make better decisions.