Participating in a clinical trial can bring many benefits. As a patient, it can help you access new and innovative drugs or treatments still in research stages. For others, participating in a trial is a way to help advance science and health care for the public good.
If you are interested in joining a clinical trial, Vanderbilt offers a tool, My Research at Vanderbilt, to help you find appropriate research studies.
Vanderbilt is a national partner in ResearchMatch, a nonprofit online service to match people who would like to participate in research with open trials and research initiatives across the country. Volunteers of any age, race, ethnicity or health status are invited to join. Visit www.researchmatch.org to learn more.
These national resources offer reliable information about open clinical trials:
Vanderbilt conducts research studies and clinical trials in various divisions throughout the Medical Center:
If you have general questions about clinical trials, contact Research Support Services at (615) 322-7343. For information regarding your rights as a research volunteer, call (615) 322-2918 or (800) 224-8273