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 ClinicalTrials.gov. 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:
- Visit the Stanford Research Compliance page page on what it means to be a research study participant, and learn about clinical trials and the process, risks and rewards of participating in research studies or clinical trials.
- Search the Stanford Community Academic Profiles (CAP) to look for a Stanford investigator who may be conducting research in a specific area of interest.