Clinical Trials

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Carefully planned clinical trials test new medical advances for safety and efficacy, making possible future improvements in everyday clinical practice and health-care decision making.

To look for a clinical trial or research study:

  • Go to the Stanford Clinical Trials Directory, a searchable database of all clinical trials or research studies being conducted at Stanford.
  • For trials outside of the Stanford Health Care community, go to This is a searchable directory of clinical trials. This NIH website also includes general information on how clinical trials are conducted.

To receive notifications of open clinical trials:

  • Sign up for the Stanford Research Registry.
  • Sign up for ResearchMatch, a large nationwide network of research institutions and community organizations that provides a searchable list of ongoing clinical studies and notifications of new studies in targeted areas of interest.

To learn more about clinical trials and research studies: